If you’re just starting out coaching your son’s or daughter’s basketball team, you’re about to depart on a great journey. And, for you coaches who have already had the privilege, you know what a great time it can be.
There are lots of practices and games, highs and lows, and opportunities to interact with players, other coaches and parents.
Coaching youth basketball is all about teaching. Don’t let your game time watching of college and pro games fool you. The real work happens in practice before the prime time televised games. The same goes for youth basketball.
One of the first things the top coaches will tell you is that it pays to have a plan for the season. You’ll need both an overall plan for the order you’ll be teaching things from practice to practice, and individual practice plans to make the most out of your teaching time on a practice by practice basis.
Youth Basketball Practice Plans
The Well Prepared Coach Youth Basketball Practice Plans guide is a tool that will make your coaching so much easier. It features 30 structured practice plans so that you’ll be ready with very little preparation for each practice session.
You’ll save time. When you’re running from work to an early practice, you might not have a lot of time to consider your best coaching approach for the evening. Print out the practice plan, bring it with you to practice, and you have the night’s agenda scripted.
Coaches have confidence and can coach in the moment. They don’t need to worry about what’s the next item to plan. It’s written out for you. This guide provides talking points for pre-practice meetings, court-tested drills and add-ons like inbound plays and an off-season workout.
A common problem with many newly assigned youth basketball coaches is that they spend too much time scrimmaging. Why? It’s usually because they haven’t prepared. Some scrimmaging is needed for a team, but a coach must teach. And when a team is scrimmaging 80% of every practice, all of the players are not learning as much as they could.
Basketball Award Templates & Coaching Forms
Come the end of the basketball year, and throughout the season, coaches should be looking to build the confidence of their players. One way to help achieve that is to present players customized award certificates. Choose from many forms including “Dream Team,” “You’re an All-Star,” and more. There are also award templates for coaches, team parents and others who have helped support the team.
Created by professional designer Greg Johnson, these award certificates can be personalized with players’ names, date, individual words of praise, team name, coach’s name and more. Kids will keep them up on the family fridge or bulletin boards for a long time.
In addition to the award certificate templates, there are also coaching form templates including one for treat sign-up, shot tracking, basketball homework and more. As a coach, you’ll look polished and well prepared with this basketball coaching tool.
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