Posted at 22:37h
Players are smarter than coaches on a moment-by-moment basis.
That ought to get your attention! Here’s what I mean:
- Players should know when they’re being over-played without the ball and can go back-door.
- Players should know when their defender is out of position and can be beaten by forgetting “the play” and ripping the ball to the goal.
- Players should see slight openings in the defense that a coach on the sidelines can’t and take advantage of them.
I could go on with this list (just like any coach could).
So, when I say smarter
, I mean more informed from the standpoint of the immediate read of the defense.