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Substituting by Position vs. Substituting at Random
Part Two of a Six Part Series
by Ed McGlumphy, "the Gym Rat", Author Gym Rat Series, Instructional Books
Coach McGlumphy, aka "the Gym Rat", will be sharing his winning philosophy in the series, “Six Articles on the Intangibles Designed to Make a Coach Think.”. PowerBasketball welcomes "the Gym Rat" and his infinite wisdom. Stay Tuned for his other articles! Just like the "Gym Rat Says. . . Coaches: It's not what you know, but what you teach that counts"
After 65 years in the gym as a player, coach, athletic director, parent, summer camp director and book author, I have made observations that I think make the difference between successful programs and unsuccessful ones. Everyone goes to the same clinics and knows the same X’s and O’s. Why then are some coaches great and others mediocre?
I have acquired a wealth of information by speaking with thousands of coaches at all levels at major Nike Clinics, State Clinics throughout the East, Midwest, South and Final Fours for both men and women. These coaches know that it is a fine line of intangibles that make the difference between winning and losing.
Two of the Greatest coaches of all time never got off the Bench at game time - J.W. and A. R.
In conclusion, you may agree or you may not agree, that is OK. But after 65 year in a gym, I have seen a lot of GOOD coaches who are POOR coaches at game time. Over substituting and random substituting are a big reason why. My goal is to get you as a coach to think and self evaluate your coaching knowledge. Further information on basketball fundamentals and coaching philosophy is available in the Gym Rat Practice Bible (Coach Edition) or Gym Rat Practice Bible (Player and Youth Coach Edition).
Both publications are published in a managable size, flip book style that allows you to take them to the court with you. They are ideal for Players, School Coaches, Parents, AAU Coaches, Recreational Coaches, and basketball junkies....
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