Basketball Coaching – Keys to Successful Bench Coaching

Game Day Coaching While most basketball coaching will occur during practices, bench coaching, or coaching during game play, is also very important. Coaching from the bench provides both direction and morale during intense games, when the team needs it most. Successful bench coaching will leave the players feeling confident and ready for their next challenge on the court. Before the …

The Best Way to Distribute Playing Time Among Your Players – For Basketball Coaches

A challenge that a lot of basketball coaches face, primarily youth basketball coaches, is how to distribute playing time among their players. In professional basketball winning is everything, and so the players that give you the highest potential for winning would be the ones that will be getting the playing time. This is also true in college basketball and also …

Basketball Coaching Techniques

Basketball coaching is a fantastic opportunity for anybody to teach to their team the values of discipline. It is also a good way to teach them about the effectiveness of teamwork along with how to plan and form certain strategies. Although having a sound knowledge of the game of basketball can be advantageous in this coaching role there are also …

What Makes a Good Assistant Coach?

In this ever-pressurized game of basketball, a head coaches choice of assistant coaches is an important one. Good coaching staffs produce good results. A sold, committed coaching staff can develop a lesser talented team into a champion. As a head coach it is crucial that you have a criteria available when selecting assistant coaches. The following is a list of …

Basketball Coaching – The Importance of Fundamentals

Coaches at every level agree that fundamentals are important. However, not very many coaches devote practice time actually working on fundamentals, especially once players are beyond the beginning level of the game. In order to be effective in basketball coaching, coaches need to get back to basics and make sure their players work on fundamentals every practice. Why are Fundamentals …

Basketball Coaching – Basic Dribbling Drill for Kids

One of the key elements of coaching basketball is training your players on basic fundamental skills. This drill will help teach your players to handle the ball at high speeds and in game situations. Purpose of the Dribble Cones Drill Successful dribbling enables your players to travel across the court and evade opposing players effectively. By incorporating this drill in …

Basketball Coaching: Team Motivation

Some of us will come home from practices and wonder, “Why on earth did Johnny decide to come out for the basketball team if he doesn’t want to try?” We spend so much time and energy on the frustration and the struggle to get players to perform at their optimum level during games. I think it can be summed up …