All effective basketball practices have the same basic structure. The basic structure forms the beginning, body and conclusion of a practice. Within each of these parts of practice the basic structure helps a coach plan, organize and execute a practice plan.
The structure a basketball practice can be broken down into three phases:
- Principle Content
Each phase has a purpose. The purpose of each phase can vary depending on your philosophy, the age of the players, the time of the season and the access to resources. Knowing the purpose of each phase directs your planning of practice.