Definition of game plan in US English:

game plan


  • A strategy worked out in advance, especially in sports, politics, or business.

    • ‘We've noticed some particular weaknesses in the game plan we tried playing to last year.’
    • ‘He wanted to build a team, compose game plans, strategize during contests, and celebrate victories and maybe even championships.’
    • ‘I think, perhaps, a lot more thought goes into the planning of your own game plans and looking at the opposition than ever before.’
    • ‘He treats veterans with great respect, allowing them to take it easy in training camp and seeking out their opinions on everything from game plans to league issues.’
    • ‘Before this season, the Seahawks' defensive game plans were much more ambitious.’
    • ‘With these basics out of the way, we can start to build a game plan and talk about strategy.’
    • ‘Faxes provide an aerial view of a play soon after it is completed, giving coaches timely information that helps them adjust game plans and schemes.’
    • ‘He's the kind of coach who works endless hours to prepare game plans for a quarterback-friendly system that turns signal-callers into stars.’
    • ‘Offenses can't run up the middle on them, and many teams take plays out of their game plans when facing defenses that feature these players.’
    • ‘If the players find their game plans overwhelming, imagine what opponents think.’
    • ‘They outline a game plan that has the players arranged like pieces on a chess board.’
    • ‘He moves with authority through Maryland's offense, but now defensive game plans will be geared to stop him.’
    • ‘He can be a head coach or an assistant whose masterful handling of his players and creation of game plans make a huge difference in a team's fortunes.’
    • ‘Therefore players should organize practices, compose game plans using central planning sessions, and change training camp to re-education camp for coaches and owners.’
    • ‘Their emphasis has been on tactical and strategic game plans, talent-spotting at neighbouring schools and then offering them bursaries to play for their schools.’
    • ‘The Colts' system also discourages opponents from devising risky game plans.’
    • ‘The scenario didn't allow Georgia coaches to finalize game plans.’
    • ‘Everything revolves around the defensive game plans he concocts and his ability to keep the team on the same page during tough times.’
    • ‘The coordinator calls plays, puts in game plans and works with one side of the ball.’
    • ‘He takes great delight in preparing a game plan and watching his players execute it.’
    scheme, plan of action, idea, master plan, proposal, proposition, ploy, suggestion, project, programme, system, method, procedure, strategy, stratagem, formula, recipe, scenario, arrangement, schedule, agenda
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game plan

/ˈɡām ˌplan//ˈɡeɪm ˌplæn/