A couple of weeks ago I attended one of the most horrifying youth basketball games I’ve ever watched since the time I began coaching.
I won’t specify where it was or which teams participated, but I will give you the details so that hopefully others can learn from them.
I entered the gym as a U12 girls game was about to commence. I’m assuming it was a grand final since the stands were near completely filled.
There were numerous banners being held up and many of the spectators were dressed up in the colors of the teams warming up on the court.Continue reading
‘Use youth sports as a medium to teach young players life lessons’. Youth sports are going to teach young players a lot more than how to shoot a basketball or how to use a pick-and-roll, there are a lot of life lessons players will learn on their journey through participation in youth sports. These life lessons are […]Continue reading
Shouting abusive comments, stomping their feet, yelling at the referees, mocking the coach; we all know a negative youth sports parent when we see one.
These images are never a good sight at a youth basketball game. The other parents sitting in close proximity feel embarrassed to be associated with them and their own child watches on in bewilderment at the actions of their parent. There’s really no place for a parent that acts this way in youth sports.Continue reading
There is nothing I love more as a basketball fan than relaxing at night watching a great basketball documentary. And if you’re reading this post, I bet you love them too! One of the things I highly recommend coaches do is use watching documentaries as a team bonding activity. There’s so much to learn and players always […]Continue reading
Understanding your body’s fuel system will give your players an edge during game time. They’ll be able to make educated decisions about how their diet affects their play. Your body has three main types of nutrients (called “macronutrients): carbohydrates, proteins and fats. I’m not going to go into a ton of detail about each of […]Continue reading
Who invented basketball? That’s a question I receive a lot as a coach. As coaches and lovers of the game, it’s important (and fun!) to know a little basketball history and the origins of the game we all hold so close to our hearts. Who Invented Basketball?The game of basketball originated in December 1891 by a Canadian […]Continue reading