Teaching with Terminology

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Alabama Men’s Basketball – Teaching with Terminology

Prior to making the move to Tuscaloosa to become the new men’s basketball coach at Alabama, Nate Oats had several very successful teams at the University of Buffalo. In his final season with Bulls, Oats lead an experienced roster to one of the best seasons in program history, finishing 32-4 and earning a #6 seed in the NCAA tournament.

With a playbook consisting of over 300 plays, you might think that even a veteran squad would be overwhelmed with the information needed to execute. Not so for the Buffalo Bulls, the 2019 MAC regular season and tournament champions.

Coach Oats’ staff has built a comprehensive system on the Just Play platform, one that they will introduce to the Crimson Tide. Their well-organized playbook allows them to easily expand and tweak what they run from game-to-game.

“We use a lot of terminology and actions to design plays,” says Adam Bauman, Director of Operations for Alabama. “Our plays sometimes sound like a football call, but it gives us flexibility and keeps our guys on the same page.”

“Finding a platform that could handle our workflow and not slow us down was a challenge,” said Bauman. “We found that in Just Play and it has been a big part of our success over the past few seasons.”

Just Play Sports Solutions provides basketball staffs with a complete coaching solution – all in one application. From building playbooks, scouting opponents, teaching players and coordinating recruiting schedules, you will prepare faster and engage better with today’s athletes using Just Play.

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