(English) A lack of resources is no excuse, it is a problem that the coach should compensate for as well as they can.

For example, it is a good idea for the coach to divide the players into small groups, establishing specific goals for each group. If there are not enough balls or baskets, some groups can do drills without the ball and without a basket (defensive moves, fakes without the ball, plays without the ball, etc.), while others do drills with the ball. Then, the groups switch activities.

The players should never be standing around except for short breaks to recuperate from an intense effort. If the number of players does not allow all of them to participate at the same time (for example, there are eleven players and the idea is to play a 5 on 5 game), the players who cannot participate should be the lowest number possible (in this case, one) and for a very short period, with the players rotating frequently.

It can often be useful for the coach to designate a rule by which substitutions are made (e.g. the scorer is substituted) as this enables the coach to concentrate on observing the activity and giving feedback. Many coaches have fallen into the trap of forgetting to substitute players into an activity.