Tip #24: Gambling Man Knows No Rules…
I am different than most people when it comes to break out plans. I always believe in gun up or get out. Getting shot off the break is basically inevitable and you never know if you got shot because your gun was up or down, or you ran the wrong speed, etc… Hell sometimes getting shot off the break is just bad luck!
Anyone who has ever played on my team when I made the break outs, or has played for me when I coached them, or asked me where I am going off the break and how I am getting there, knows that at one point or another my gun will be up shooting prior to getting to that bunker. Even if I am sprinting five steps then pulling up shooting, shooting then sprinting, or shooting the whole way, I will be putting paint down the field.
My reason for this is simple, you are increasing the chances of eliminating a player. The more paint in the air going down field, increases the chance of shooting someone off break, and sometimes its a person you didnt even mean to shoot (Typically the random guy who decided that point he was going to try an X play). It also forces you to look down field and see things such as lanes, players movements, and openings such as a bad break out on their side where no one may be shooting your way and you can go further than planned…
So as a gambling man, I am always in favor of all guns up! It takes an average of 3 seconds to run and shoot to a primary bunker, at 15 balls per second, and 7 players, that is 315 balls in the air going down field in all directions… So instead of being helpless and running to your spot, gun down, getting shot, and not contributing at all. Shot a few times even if its only a few steps.
Practice the different styles of running and shooting.
-Shooting the whole way
-Shooting half way then sprinting
-Sprinting then Shooting half way
Have you been using my tips? Id’ like to know if they’ve helped you, please submit your success story and let me know if I’ve been any help. Thanks!