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” »
In our previous interview with youth director of basketball Canada, Ron Yeung, we showed you that early development of a player’s movement skills were vital to later success as a basketball player. If there’s a magic drill that’s also extremely fun then it’s this one. You can use bean bags, pinnies or cones to play the bean bag game. Continue reading “The Bean Bag Drill: Teach FUNdametal Basketball Skills at All Ages” »
Build the Ultimate Elementary School Basketball Program
If you saw Steve Nash when he was a child, you’d never have guessed that he’d grow up to become the NBA legend he is today. The 2x MVP had just started playing basketball in 8th grade. Soccer was his main sport- and he also played hockey, lacrosse, and rugby. To the basketball coaches that see a like-minded young player experiment with 3-4 different sports and worry about a lack of “commitment” or “dedication”, Ron Yeung, manager of Canada Basketball’s Youth Development Program has a message for you: experimenting is OKAY, it’s NORMAL, and in fact, it’s BETTER for their development as an athlete in the long term.