View Full Version : Did Ceal's teams turn the ball over a lot?
04-13-2012, 09:11 PM
I'm curious about whether that's just something to expect with the system and her coaching tree. Beth Burns' SDSU teams commit a ton of turnovers and I heard in an interview where she said that she doesn't worry about that. What's important is that the team is aggressive and attacking.
Same philosophy under Ceal? Same philosophy for Lappe?
04-13-2012, 10:52 PM
I don't remember Ceal's best teams turning the ball over much at all. They loved to run, especially with Shelley Sheetz at the point, but I don't recall that they had a lot of turnovers. Now, my recollection could be clouded by their success, so maybe some of the other old ****s can add to this.
I also think that the type of turnover is more important than how many you have. Lazy turnovers -- travelling, bad passes while running the half-court offense, having the ball stolen off the dribble, etc -- are not good ever. Aggressive turnovers -- trying to thread a pass while on a fast break but missing, and the like -- are more forgiveable as long as they are somewhat limited.
04-14-2012, 02:23 AM
I don't recall a lot of turnovers either. I used to attend a lot of practices back in the day and they had a set number where they got to run suicides if they committed more than that in a game.
Ceal did have a philosophy of a good turnover and a bad turnover. Some just happen with the speed of the game. If somebody was totally out of position or got beat, that is a bad turnover.
I don't recall the teams with Sheetz at the point committing a lot of turnover. You don't get to 30-3 by committing turnovers.