Equality Now! BBall Substitutions dilemma
February 23, 2011 2:11 PM Subscribe
MathStoryProblem: I coach youth bball and need help with equal playing time substitutions with a line-up that varies week to week. I think some kind of formula or counting trick should help, but my math skills are failing me. Up to 15 kids, 10 substitutions per game (25 min halves - subs every 5 min). As close to equal amount of floor time as possible (obviously, this can't always be the case).
posted by ten year lurk to Grab Bag (6 answers total)
Is there a way to make this functional? Printing a few pages of roster i can fill in when the game starts so i don't have to do subs all game instead of coaching (yelling futile encouragement)? I never know how many kids will be there until tip-off. Embarrassingly, I have very little basketball knowledge but the local Salvation Army needed some help and what the hell, right? The kids are 7 or 8 and very very aware of who gets how much playing time.