The Playing Time Culture System

by J.P. Nerbun
The Playing Time Culture System


The Playing Time System

Effectively Determine, Communicate, & Support Player Roles

The system is a compilation of strategies to address playing time issues. These strategies include:

  • Team Activities
  • Coaching Tools
  • Team Processes and Procedures

Playing Time is the #1 Source of Conflict in Team's Today! 

Strategies to Determine Playing Time 

√ Coach Presentation
√ Case Study Team Activity
√ Team Standard Review
√ Player Activities 

Strategies to Communicate Playing Time 

√ Role Conversation
√ Minutes Check-In
√ Player Substitutions
√ Player Contracts

Strategies to Support Player Roles

√ Coach-Player 1-on-1s
√ Appreciating Reserves
√ Captain’s Council
√ Player Improvement Plans

Course Also Includes

•Why Playing Time is So Challenging
•Key Principles Behind the Playing Time System
•Strategies for Parents
•Downloadable Resources:

  • Case Study Scenarios
  • Google Form Template for the Role Conversation
  • Google Form Template for Minutes Check-In
  • Sample Reserve Player Contract
  • Detailed Notes for the Course


The Coach


J.P. Nerbun

Culture and Leadership Consulting


I help coaches build a culture of high standards and strong relationships.

Since 2017, I have been supporting coaches, from High School to the NCAA Division 1 Level, through my consulting services and mentorship program. 

Over the last 5 years I developed the Competitive Cauldron Spreadsheet for my own teams and helped over 50 coaches in basketball, football, soccer, volleyball, and hockey implement it within their program. The results have been nothing short of remarkable!

Before starting Thrive On Challenge, I spent over a decade coaching in Ireland, Lithuania, and America at the high school, college, and professional levels. And before I started coaching, I played basketball at the University of South Carolina.

Ratings and Reviews (7)

Alex Hein

Great course that will get you thinking about your philosophy on playing time, but also shares with you practical strategies that you can use with your program. These strategies will help you to communicate with your players and help them understand why you play who you play! Highly recommend this course!

Dec 5, 20 01:28 PM

Troy Weidman

I wish someone would have thought of this course prior! Our team did the first case study together and it produced great dialog and buy-in to the standards we have for our program.

Dec 15, 20 08:47 AM

Axel Hernandez

This is a great course for those coaches that don't know how to communicate playing time criteria, and expectations. It will help me organize my thoughts and to create a systematic approach on how to communicate with players and parents.

Dec 24, 20 06:04 PM

Becca Koelker

Practical and helpful resource for developing and communicating my playing time philosophy..

Mar 4, 21 10:24 AM


Lots of awesome material, and ways to go with each player individually if need be on playing time issues. Best of all 90% of the material is about being proactive rather then reactive. Which will safe time and frustration.

May 4, 21 10:49 AM

Luther Rauk

I think there are many great ideas that I can implement into my coaching right away. I think the length of the course is ideal as it doesn't take very long, though I got a lot out of it!!

Feb 28, 22 03:13 AM

Robert Mauck


Jun 21, 23 11:41 AM

This Course Includes

24 hours on-demand video
Streaming from mobile and TV
Lifetime access
Certificate of completion
100% money back guarantee

Course Info

Rating: (7)
Caterory: Coach Development/Program Development
Bookings: 138
Videos: 18