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Sitting on the bench sucks. No one wants to do it. Every player would prefer to be out on the court showcasing their talents to everyone inside the gym. But the fact is that all players will spend a lot of time on the bench at some point. As a player progresses further in their [.] ...

emp*ty the bench
1. This refers to when a coach removes all of his starters from the game and replaces them with all of his bench players.

Fifteen Tips to Get the Most Out of your Bench Players
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Bench - The substitute basketball players.
Block Out or Box Out - Getting your body between the basketball player and the basket to get a rebound.
Blocked Shot - When a defensive basketball player makes contact with the basketball while another player is shooting the ball.

Bench players -Non-starters for a team also known as subs. When Basketball Phrases such as "Bench points" are mentioned, it means the amount of points scored from players on the Bench.

~: Reserve players.
Blind pass: A pass from a ball handler who does not look at the receiver while delivering the pass.
Blocked shot: The deflection of a shot by rejecting the ball on its way to the basket in order to prevent from a field goal.

This is on the sidelines of the court and is where the substitutes sit during a game
An illegal move by a defender who tries to stop the player with the ball by making contact ...

~: Refers to substitutes sitting on the sideline, as well as to the ~ or chairs they sit on.

~ Player: This refers to the players who are not starters but who sit on the sidelines. There is no ~ but commentators will say things like "He came off the ~ and had a really big game for them." Players when not playing sit in chairs.

The location, where coaches and players not in the game sit. A "~" player is another term for a reserve.
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~ Points:
The number of points scored during a game from players that began the game on the ~. All points scored by non-starters.
Blocked shot:
The successful deflection of a shot by touching part of the ball on its way to the basket, thereby preventing a field goal.

~ Press (10-8-6-4) - Shoulders, chest, triceps.
Lat Pull Down (3 x 10) - Latissimus dorsi, biceps, and brachioradialis.
Bicep Curls (3 x 10) - Biceps, and forearms.

~ Jumping
Either face a ~ that is about one and a half feet high or stand beside it. You can either jump over and back or sideways. Feet should be kept together. Go for thirty seconds and count the number of times that you return to the starting point.

~: Reserves.
Bounce pass: A pass thrown by a player to a teammate that bounces on the floor.
Box out: Use your body to stay between an opponent and the basket and thus get into better position for a rebound.

A team's substitutes, as in, "The Lakers have a very strong ~."
Blind or "no Look" Pass ...

- ~ time. Playing time is the ultimate motivator. If you ~ players when they don't go hard on defense and don't help, they will quickly develop new habits. If you play the kids that do the little things you want, the others will get the message and do what it takes to get back in the game.

185 pound ~ Press
The maximum number of ~ press repetitions at 185 pounds is recorded. This is a test of maximum strength and repetition (strength) endurance. The test also requires excellent ~ press technique to maximize the athlete's score.

Play your ~ often early in the season. Playing substitutes substantial minutes early in the campaign when games tend to be less important serves many positive purposes, not the least of which is saving starters from the deleterious effects of long-term fatigue.

~ (1) Substitutes sitting on the sideline, (2) The ~ or chairs they sit on. blindside screen A screen set directly behind a defender where the player can't see it. block (1) A violation in which a defender steps in front of a dribbler but is still moving when they collide.

team gets off the ~. The main substitute to come off the ~ is called the "sixth man" and is a basketball player position that is important to the success of all teams. The sixth man can either play a variety of positions or does one specific thing very well.

Robinson averaged 21 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks per game during his long NBA career, but was forced to primarily come off the ~ during the Olympics, and averaged nine points and four rebounds per game.

Five players representing each team take to the floor to play with up to ten basketball players on each ~.
Basketball is the fastest growing sport in the world, mainly due to the simplistic nature of the game and the minimal and inexpensive equipment needed to play.

These coaches feel that the ~ is the best method of teaching players not to make such mistakes in the future. This is often true. No player loves to "sit on the ~" and the knowledge that he will do so if he makes foolish mistakes repeatedly may make him more alert and a better performer.

This is one of the first thing every good coach looks for from the ~. An intelligent post player determines this, too. He should call this to the coach's attention at an early time out.

~ warmer = a player who hardly ever plays, sits on the ~
Brick = a missed shot, usually a jumpshot
Board = rebound
Box out = sealing off the other player with the body in order to gain better position for a rebound
Bucket = the basketball hoop or a made shot ...

A run and jump defense can be called from the ~, or it can be an option out of 42 instead of trapping. Here X2 would yell "Jump" to signal that X1 should jump switch.
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Generally, that means end-of-~ players who make the team via an open tryout, but there are a number of possible exceptions.

Sixth man: The first substitute who comes off the ~ to replace a starter.
Skip pass: An overhead pass from one side of the court to the other over the defense.

Most of this article is from an email in response to a father's question about his daughter being ~ed half of each game because of careless fouls. Use this with any player, especially big bruisers, who tend to foul too much.

In/Outdoor Scoreboards
In/Outdoor ~es
In/Outdoor Bleachers
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Please notice the position of the coach on the court. This will give the players more encouragement than when your acting like the regular passive coach, sitting on the ~ and reading his journal !!!
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The main characteristic of baseball is the fact that it’s played using a bat and a ball. A dugout is actually the ~ area of a team, located between the first or third base and the home plate.

NCAA: A coach of an offended player (who cannot attempt free throw(s) can select a substitute player to attempt free throw(s)
NBA: If an offended player cannot attempt free throws (due to injury), the opposing coach may select (from his opponents ~) a player to attempt free throw(s).

As soon as the player receives a pass, he/she is requires to count out loud the steps he/she takes. If the player exceeds the two steps, the coach stops the game and this player is replaced by someone on the ~ (if there are any).

Goaltending a free throw
Faking being fouled
Substituting into a game at an inappropriate time
Hanging from the rim (except to avoid injury)
Intentionally delaying the game multiple times
Team members on the ~ illegally entering the Court ...

Technical - a foul called against a player, coach, ~ member, or fan who gets out of line
-44. Trap - a defensive strategy that stops a player from dribbling of passing to a teammate
-45. Traveling - a rule violation involving too many steps with the ball

sixth man: the best substitute on a team; usually the first player to come off the ~ to replace a starter. slam dunk: see dunk. squaring up: when a player's shoulders are facing the basket as he releases the ball for a shot; considered good shooting position.

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Basket, Basketball, Ball, Point, Court?

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