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 ...
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 ...
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...
2-1-2 Forecheck
The 2-1-2 forecheck, or pinch on a wide rim is an ice hockey forechecking strategy which uses two forwards deep in the offensive zone, with the remaining forward positioned high in the offensive zone,...
Wrap around
A wrap around (or old fashioned) in ice hockey is a manoeuver in which a player with the puck skates behind the opposing team's goal and attempts to score by sliding or shooting the puck into the oppo...
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...
Power pitcher
Power pitcher is a term in baseball for a pitcher who relies on the velocity of his pitches, sometimes at the expense of accuracy. Power pitchers usually record a high number of strikeouts, and statis...
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...
Left wing lock
The left wing lock is a defensive ice hockey strategy similar to the neutral zone trap.In the most basic form, once puck possession changes, the left wing moves back in line with the defencemen. Each ...
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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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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...
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...
Triangle offense
The triangle offense is an offensive strategy used in basketball. Its basic ideas were initially established by Hall of Fame coach Sam Barry at the University of Southern California. His system was la...
Lefty-righty switch
In baseball, the lefty-righty switch is a maneuver by which a player that struggles against left- or right-handed players is replaced by a player who excels in the situation, usually only for the dura...
Air raid offense
In American football the air raid offense refers to an offensive scheme popularized by such coaches as Mike Leach, Hal Mumme, Sonny Dykes, and Tony Franklin during their tenures at Valdosta State, Ken...