5 Basketball Coaching Blogs You Must Follow in 2013

Are you always on the lookout for more basketball coaching blogs to read? I know I am, and I bet you are too.


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I’ve been a passionate reader for many, many years. There’s not much I like better than relaxing on the couch at home with one of my favorite books.

Subscribing and following blogs is a great way to keep up-to-date on the topics that interest you. There’s blogs out there that cover every single topic imaginable.

Hell, I’ve got at least 30 blogs that I get updates on every single day through Google Reader. And I love it!

Obviously, I’m subscribed to a ton of different basketball coaching blogs. 

So I’ve done some thinking and have picked out the 5 basketball coaching blogs that have impacted me the most in the past year that I highly recommend you follow.

Here are my picks for the 5 best coaching blogs you should follow in 2013.


1. Layups.com

 Layups is owned and run by Eitel Daniel. Straight from the about page on his website, this is what you’ll find on his blog…

You’ll find lots of information such as motivational articles, drills, coaches & player tips, as well as sensitive topics like parental involvement and how to handle common issues, which you will come across during your Basketball life.

 Recommended Reading:

  • How Coaches can Influence Referees
  • Thoughts on how to Warm-Up Children Properly
  • My Expectations on a Team Captain


2. BreakthroughBasketball.com

 If you’re looking for specific coaching advice, you’ll find it at Breakthrough Basketball.

Joe and Jeff Haefner are the co-owners and content producers. All articles are extremely thorough and rich with content. When they post an article on topic they cover absolutely everything about it.

Recommended Reading:


3. KCSBasketall.com

 KCS Basketball is run by 24-year coaching veteran, Coach Kevin Sivils.

He’s the author of a number of basketball coaching books, so you know he knows what he’s talking about. On his blog you’ll find posts for everything basketball and also a wide range of handouts and clinic notes.

Recommended Reading:


4. KevinSuttonBasketball.wordpress.com

 Coach Kevin Sutton has 18 years of coaching experience.

In his blog posts you’ll find many gems of information that you’ll be able to put to good use.

Recommended Reading:


5. StrongerTeam.com/blog

 Stronger Team is owned by nationally renowned strength and conditioning coach, Alan Stein.

Directly from his blog, here’s what you’ll learn on his blog…

Alan brings a wealth of valuable experience to his training arsenal after years of extensive work with elite high school, college, and NBA players.

Recommended Reading:

  • 7 Keys to Effective Player Development
  • My Favorite Books of 2012
  • 14 Qualities of a Master Coach


There you have it, 5 fantastic blogs that you don’t want to miss!

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– Coach Mac

  • Ben

    Thanks for the tips on these, I’ve picked up some amazing coaching tips from the blogs you’ve listed!

    • Coach Mac

      That’s great Ben.

  • Thanks for the list, these are some quality blogs. I’ve been to break through basketball and I really like the Alan Stein stuff from Stronger Team but the others were solid new finds. Thanks.


    • Coach Mac

      No worries Coach. Glad you like them.

      – Coach Mac

  • Rod

    Another one you that I think should have made your list is Hoop Skills. I get a lot of helpful stuff there.


    • Coach Mac


      Yeah I love that website too! I didn’t include it because I think most coaches know about it and I was trying to share some of the lesser-known websites and blogs 🙂

      – Coach mac

  • Thanks for the awesome list! Great tips on some of these.

  • Thanks BBT 🙂

  • I’d love to learn more about it Patrick!

  • You’re welcome!