6 Mistakes I Made My First Season Coaching Youth Basketball

My first year coaching youth basketball I had the privilege of coaching an under 12 boys basketball team that was made up of nine wonderful kids between the ages of 9 and 10.

Being my first time, I grew tremendously as a coach throughout the season. I was constantly being put into new, challenging situations that allowed me to gain more life and basketball coaching experience.

But, as much as I enjoyed it, the season definitely wasn’t the perfect start to my coaching career that I had initially hoped for…

How to Double the Post – The 4 Best Tactics

All coaches have been in this situation: We’re in the middle of a game and there’s a post player on the other team that’s completely dominating us. We’ve tried numerous players on them but it’s no use. They’re getting whatever shots they like in the paint. This situation sometimes leaves us with only one option: […]

The Differences in Coaching Boys and Girls Basketball

Coaching boys and coaching girls are completely different ball games. If you’ve been lucky enough to raise both a boy and a girl, you’ll know that the way they respond to certain situations, the best ways to communicate with them, and many other things, are all very different depending on their gender. Knowing the differences […]

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. 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 […]

10 Basketball Cuts Every Coach Must Know

Proper cutting movements are one of the most under-taught skills in our youth programs. A lot of the time coaches don’t worry about teaching proper cutting to their players, they say it will ‘come naturally’ with time. Well I’m here to tell you it won’t. At least not proper cutting. Cutting that will get your […]

How to be a Good Role Model for Your Players

  Having good, positive role models is very important for children and teenagers. Kids look up to certain people in their lives. They look to their role models as an example when they have decisions and choices to make. Children and teenagers strive to emulate their role models, trying to be like someone they look […]

The 8 Must-Have Requirements of Every Point Guard

  The point guard position is the most important position on a basketball court. Don’t listen to anyone that tells you different.  They are required to do many things in the game of basketball that are very different to the other four positions on the court. While the other 4 positions are mainly focused on putting […]

4 Simple Steps to Get Youth Basketball Player’s Attention – And How to Teach It

Do you ever find at practice or clinics that your youth basketball players aren’t paying attention? You look over and see them mucking around talking with their friends, or simply day dreaming? Paying absolutely no attention to what you’re trying to teach? They can be sneaky about it too. One minute you think they’re paying […]

Weekly Round Up: Week 1 – The Beginning

If you’re like me, you spend hours upon hours every week reading through many different basketball blogs. It can be a very time consuming process wading through a lot of repetitive posts in search of the golden nuggets of information. Well, hopefully I’ve got just the solution for you.  I’m going to immerse myself in all of the […]