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Tactics • As part of your game plan, you will include the use of tactics. 'Tactics' are quite simply the variations of play used within a strategy. • The overall aim of a tactic is to play to your individual strengths whilst attempting to exploit your opponents’ weaknesses.
Tactics • Tactics offer variation in play and are often well rehearsed during practice sessions. This is important for a number of reasons: • it consolidates the role that each player has to perform • it ensures an almost 'automatic' performance • it enables variations within the same tactic to be used should a change • or adaptation be required.
Principles of Play • Individual and team principles are as follows: • It is important to consider the team principles of communication, co-operation and support, as success is dependent upon how well players relate to each other throughout the game and, more particularly, when a problem arises.
Principles of Play • Different situations will demand the selection of different options, for example, whether you are attacking or defending or in response to the opposition's tactics.
Principles of Play • Regardless of the situation, the following principles of play, namely, width, depth, mobility and delay must be included in your game plan if you are to be effective. These essential elements will allow you to appropriately vary and adapt your game, control the pattern of play by creating more opportunities whilst limiting your opponents.
Question Give an example of a time when you have used width, depth and/or delay within basketball.
Use of Space • The aim of good tactical team play is being able to make the best use of space when attacking but close down opponent’s space when defending. For this to be successful you need : • Good awareness of space • Understanding of individual role and role in team • Co-operation within structure • Support play
Question Describe a time when you have used space effectively within a Fast Break strategy.