I was looking at how we are working with players to teach them and get the results we are after on the field of play.
I came up with the application of the Principle of Indecision. Well, what's this about? If a player is stuck in a "maybe" on a concept then he will have poor reaction time, make numerous mistakes on the field and this will happen in streaks during a game. Thats the last thing any coach wants to happen.
Think about it, if you don't know exactly "what to do" or even "what not to do you" are stuck in a maybe world.
It comes down to the old Shakespeare quote, "To be or not to be".
Stuck in a "maybe" world is the worst place to be. It keeps the player in a state of inaction, stymied, unproductive.
A good offense must be specific in it's teaching methodology. Questions should be answered with concrete answers, so as not to leave a gray area for the player on game day.
I have always despised the coach that says, "Well, you sort of do it like this, but sometimes it is different, blah, blah, blah!" This just tells me that he doesn't know what in the world he is talking about and his teams will play in spurts and less than optimally execute his system. Most likely, he has not codified his system, defined words and key concepts so anyone can understand them (Once again, he wants to appear the genius.)
In the Triple Shoot Offense, we have codified each aspect of the system, developed a master glossary, put in specific rules to identify defenses and how to execute a play "on the run" with the utmost confidence.
Indecision is not tolerated! Excellence is expected.
This is a good time of the year to ask yourself, "Is my offense truly codified so that our players and coaches have no miss-understood words - zero defects?" If so, great! you are on your way to getting it done this year, if not, you may want to look into the Triple Shoot Offense.