In this chapter, we will learn about the basics of rotations.
Rotation strategies differ at all levels of play depending upon the rules of the league. In youth basketball, coaches may be required to give equal playing time to all players. However, at the higher levels of the game (college and pro), a coach may decide to keep his/her best player in for the entire game.
Factors To Consider
- Depth of bench
- The opponent
- Player foul count (foul trouble)
- Resting time for players
- Playing time for players
- Player injuries
- Team chemistry
Avoiding Foul Trouble
Although all of these are important, the most important factors mentioned above are keeping players out of foul trouble and maximizing the output of the best players on the team.