I was once asked to fill in as the coach for a team competing in an U12’s grand final game because the normal coach of the team had fallen ill the night before.
I was happy to help out and said yes despite not having any idea what players were on the team.
When I arrived at the game the next day I was delighted to find out that we had a great team. I had previously coached most of the players and had watched the others play before.
But the player that immediately stood out to me was our team’s biggest player. Let’s call him Tom (not his real name).Continue reading
We have a terrible problem in youth basketball. And it’s getting worse.
Here are three examples of it… (see if you can guess what it is).
1. Coaches are always screaming at referees about calls they disagree with.
2. Spectators are coaching kids from the sideline.
3. Players are constantly arguing with the referees.
While this might seem like 3 different problems, it’s really not.
They all come down to this…Continue reading
Different ways to improve youth basketball is a topic I often find myself having with coaches from all over the world.
While the opinions are often similar, what I love hearing are the different reasons why each coach or trainer wants the specific changes to be made. It’s enlightening to see the different perspectives and view-points each coach has.
So for this month’s question, I decided to focus on exactly that… ways to improve youth basketball.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 […]Continue reading
A good vertical jump is a valuable asset for all of your players to possess. It will help your team get more rebounds, blocks, and steals. It will also let a few (or many) players on your team dunk the basketball, which can lead to increasing your teams conﬁdence, enthusiasm, and can it make the […]Continue reading