American football strategy
American football strategy concerns the deployment of offensive, defensive, and special teams players and the execution of plays in American football. In American football, there are a huge number of ...
Sabermetrics
Sabermetrics is the empirical analysis of baseball, especially baseball statistics that measure in-game activity. The term is derived from the acronym SABR, which stands for the Society for American B...
Wheel play
The wheel play is a baseball strategy designed to defend against a sacrifice bunt (or tap hit) in a close game in situations in which the offense has a runner on second (or sometimes runners on first ...
Spread offense
The spread offense is an offensive scheme in American and Canadian football that is used at every level of the game including professional (NFL, CFL), college (NCAA, NAIA, CIS), and high school progra...
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Princeton offense
The Princeton offense is an offensive basketball strategy which emphasizes constant motion, passing, back-door cuts, picks on and off the ball, and disciplined teamwork. It was used and perfected at ...
Bump and run coverage
Bump and run coverage is a strategy often used by defensive backs in American football in which a defensive player lines up directly in front of a wide receiver and tries to impede him with arms, hand...
Icing the kicker
In the sports of American football or Canadian football, the act of icing the kicker or freezing the kicker is a tactic employed by defending teams to disrupt the process of kicking a field goal just ...
Formation (American football)
A formation in American football refers to the position players line up in before the start of a down. There are both offensive and defensive formations and there are many formations in both categorie...
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Fly fast break
A fly fastbreak (also known as a one out fastbreak) is a basketball move in which after a shot is attempted, the player who is guarding the shooter does not box out or rebound, but runs down the cour...
Coryell offense
In American football, Air Coryell is the name given to the offensive scheme and philosophy developed by former San Diego Chargers coach Don Coryell. Besides the term "Air Coryell", the offensive philo...
Loafing (ice hockey)
Loafing, floating, or cherry picking in ice hockey is a manoeuver in which a player, the floater (usually a forward), literally loafs — spends time in idleness — or casually skates behind the opposing...
Pick and roll
The pick and roll (also called screen and roll or shortened to screen roll, any of which may be hyphenated) in basketball is an offensive play in which a player sets a screen (pick) for a teammate han...
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Screen (ice hockey)
In ice hockey, a screen is obstruction by a player of the goaltender's view of the puck. The word can also be used as a verb, commonly "don't screen the goaltender", or "the goalie was screened". Scre...
Offensive philosophy (American football)
The approach to offense in American and Canadian football has splintered and evolved in the 100 years in which the modern form of the sport has existed. Many philosophies exist about deploying a team'...
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Smashmouth offense
In American football, a smashmouth offense is an offensive system that relies on a strong running game, where most of the plays run by the offense are handoffs to the fullback or tailback. It is a mor...
Middle relief pitcher
In baseball, middle relief pitchers (or "middle relievers") are relief pitchers who commonly pitch in the fifth, sixth, or seventh innings. In the National League, a middle reliever often comes in af...
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Run and gun (basketball)
In basketball, run and gun is a fast, freewheeling style of play that features a high number of field goal attempts that results in high-scoring games. The offense typically relies on fast breaks whil...
Continuity offense
A continuity offense is one of two main categories of basketball offenses, the other being motion offense. Continuity offenses are characterized by a pattern of movement, cuts, screens and passes whic...
Pest (ice hockey)
In ice hockey, a pest is a player who attempts to antagonize opponent players either by physical play or verbal incitation.Pests employ legal, illegal, or borderline tactics to accomplish their goals....
Tampa 2
The Tampa 2 is an American football defensive scheme popularized by (and thus named after) the Tampa Bay Buccaneers National Football League (NFL) team in the mid-1990s–early 2000s. The Tampa 2 is typ...
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Dribble drive motion
The dribble drive motion is an offensive strategy in basketball, developed by former Pepperdine head coach Vance Walberg during his time as a California high school coach and at Fresno City College.Th...
Butterfly style
In ice hockey, "butterfly style" is a technique of goaltending distinguished by the goaltender guarding the lower part of the net by dropping to the knees to block attempts to score. The butterfly sty...
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Box-and-one defense
The Box-and-one defense is a particular type of defense used in basketball. The box-and-one is a hybrid between a man-to-man defense (in which each defensive player is responsible for marking a playe...
New England Patriots strategy
The New England Patriots employ a variety of strategies during play. Since the arrival of head coach Bill Belichick in 2000, the Patriots have utilized an "Erhardt-Perkins" offense and a "Fairbanks-Bu...