Coaching Basketball – How To Approach Player Discipline

I was recently asked this question about coaching basketball and disciplining players. If a basketball player violates a school rule, should he or she receive extra discipline from the coach, in addition to any punishment handed out by the school? The truth is, there isn’t one good answer for this question. It is very important to look at every situation …

15 Helpful Tips for Coaching Youth Sports

These are a few helpful tips just to give first time youth coaches an idea of what to expect. I am currently coaching a 5th and 6th grade football team. I continue to learn something every day that makes me a better coach, and in the long run helps me to coach the kids easier and more effectively. This is …

The Importance of Basketball Coaching Drills

Do you want to know the difference between a good team and a great team? If you will examine the things that these two kinds of teams do in-between games, you will most likely discover that great teams pay more attention to basketball coaching drills. Some people think that to become an excellent basketball player and team, all you need …

Using Memory Aid Techniques in Basketball Coaching

In basketball coaching, discovering the use of memory aids is an excellent resource and technique for promoting improvement and the potential of your players. Memory aids focus primarily on the mental aspects of basketball coaching. Let me share with you a few methods to improve the memory of your players, thus encouraging the mental aspect of their game. Just as …

Coaching Basketball to Children With Autism

Through my experiences as a volunteer basketball Coach at the Special Olympics New Jersey Sports Complex and working at various camps and clinics, I have encountered life changing practices through the teaching of developmental basketball. Many people assume that children with autism or other disabilities do not need to learn the necessary skills and concepts associated with basketball. However, I …

Basketball Coaches Guide – How To Plan Practices With Limited Time Resources

Coaching basketball more efficiently by Prioritizing limited Practice Time By focusing on shots in the paint One of the most important statistics in basketball is also one of the simplest: The team that scores more layups will usually win the game. The idea is so simple that it is often overlooked. But…if you can keep making more layups a priority …

The Role of the Assistant Basketball Coach

“The best executive is the one who has enough sense to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” Theodore Roosevelt The role of the assistant coach will vary program-to-program. However there are several qualities that must carry-over from program-to-program. These are: 1. Loyalty: Your assistant …

Coaching Basketball Defense

Coaching basketball defense is essential for all teams and organizations. Here is why. Anyone can learn to play DEFENSE. There are games when the shot is not falling. That happens. Yet a player can always play defense. Here are some tips that I have passed on to young players. Determination Desire and hustle are a must for a good defensive …

Benefits of Using Basketball Coaching Drills

Basketball coaching drills are the key to building a winning program. Many coaches fail to utilize basketball coaching drills in practice, and are missing out on all of the excellent benefits that these drills provide for your players. If you are asking yourself why are basketball coaching drills so important, I can answer that question for you right here. There …

John Thompson – Former Famous Basketball Coach For Georgetown University Hoyas – Bio

John Thompson is best known as the former basketball coach for the Georgetown University Hoyas. After a six year stint as a Washington D.C. high school basketball coach Mr. Thompson took over head coaching duties at Georgetown in 1972 and made a 27 year career at the institution of higher learning. Chief amongst his numerous accomplishments is the distinction of …