As a coach, you always want to put your team in position to win, help your players develop and grow, and just be successful. We spoke to arguably one of the best and most influential high school coaches, in Team USA U17 head man Don Showalter, and he gladly shared his coaching secrets with us. Continue reading “Interview: Secrets to high school coaching with team USA U17 Don Showalter” »
At this age, you’ll probably be introducing basketball to kids for the first time. It is at this age that they will start to develop what will hopefully become a lifelong passion for the game. I’m a big fan of Basketball Canada’s Long-term athlete development model (LTAD) and this post is largely based on that model.
If there’s 1 thing to take away from this post, it’s to make practice FUN and ENCOURAGING.
Coaching youth basketball should be a fun experience for everyone involved. Unfortunately, too often coaches place winning ahead of everything. Strategies such as overplaying best players, focusing on teaching complex defensive schemes and getting angry with players as way of encouragement may lead to winning at the elementary school level, but only stunt a young player’s individual development and turn them off from playing basketball. Continue reading “3 most important factors in coaching 5-10 year old kids basketball with Bob Bigelow” »