Basketball Coaching Topics
By James Gels, from the Coach’s Clipboard Basketball Playbook, @ http://www.coachesclipboard.net
Basketball Coaching Categories
- General coaching articles
- Teaching basketball
- Organizing practices
- Putting it all together... selecting offenses, defenses, plays, strategy
- Game-time tips and strategy
- Conditioning, Nutrition
- From Point Guard College...
- From Ganon Baker...
- Coaching forms - stats, planners, scouting, evaluation, court diagrams.
- Basketball history, terminology, other stuff
- Coaching aids - scorebook, clipboards.
- Training aids
- Coach's Clipboard Newsletter Archive
There are many facets to coaching basketball. The articles linked below will hopefully give you a good foundation, or the building blocks needed in your becoming a good basketball coach. Becoming a basketball coach is a process, not something static. Good coaches keep an open mind and are constantly learning new things, and are not content to "stand pat" with what they know. This learning is multi-faceted... not just learning new offenses, defenses, plays, etc, but also learning how to better teach fundamentals, how to get along with others, how to deal with players, parents, fans, and how to build your program.
General Coaching Articles
Your Coaching Philosophy... your own style of coaching, style of play and how you teach. Organization, preparation, work ethic and winning effort, setting goals, team concept, belief in the system, rules and discipline, measuring your successes, etc.
Building a Basketball Program... do you really want to take over a program? Outlining your "system". Selecting assistants - creating your organization. Developing talent and instilling work ethic. Changing attitudes and setting goals. Communication. Maintaining balance in your life.
The Assistant Coach... what makes a good assistant basketball coach.
Coaches Preseason Checklist: A Quick Guide to Preparing for the Season... by Clint Daly.
Off-Season Coaching... basketball coaching in the off-season. How to improve yourself and your team.
Off-Season Basketball Workouts... planning off-season workouts.
Struggling Through a Losing Season... dealing with a tough season.
Basketball Coaching Do's and Don'ts... by Ari Fisher.
Tips on Entering the Coaching Profession... by Ari Fisher.
Team Building Strategies... by Ari Fisher.
An Interview with Elite Basketball Trainer Ganon Baker... and introducing his Point-Guard Workout 3-DVD Pack.
Coaching Youth Basketball... working with kids and their parents. Goals, what to teach, etc.
Parent - Coach Relationships... working with parents.
Pre-Season Tryouts... organizing and running your pre-season tryouts.
Running, Organizing a Youth Basketball Clinic... getting organized, using drills.
Why Doesn't Johnny Practice Any More?... from Paul Hoover.
Bob Knight: Knight School - Teaching Coaches How to Coach
with Bob Knight, former head coach at Texas Tech and Indiana University; Over 900 career wins, 3X National Championship Coach, Five Final 4 appearances; 4X National Coach of the Year;1984 US Men's Olympic Coach (Gold Medal)
In the unique presentation, Bob Knight answers more than 70 questions covering a vast range of topics concerning coaching and off the court responsibilities. Now you can improve your program by pulling ideas and concepts from this catalog of coaching wisdom.
A program's success is not only about on-the-court production but also what is does off the court. Coach Knight gives you all of his thoughts and beliefs for building your team, staff and program. The topics Knight covers include:.... (more info)
Selecting Offenses, Defenses, Plays, Strategy
Selecting Your Half-Court Offenses... choose your half-court man-to-man offense(s) (from free-lance, motion offenses - or patterned offenses) and your zone offense(s).
Selecting Your Half-Court Defense(s)... choosing your half-court defense(s)... man-to-man defenses, zone defenses, combination "junk" defenses, half-court presses and traps, and how to defend inbounds plays.
Selecting Plays... selecting plays for attacking man-to-man defenses and zone defenses, out-of-bounds plays (baseline and sideline), special buzzer-beater plays, etc. An extensive, long list of plays is provided.
Selecting a Press Defense(s)... selecting and installing an effective press defense. Included are a full-court man-to-man pressure defense, zone presses, match-up press defenses, half-court presses and traps, and deny presses.
Selecting Your Press Offense(s)... selecting and teaching your press offenses... tips on transition offense, attacking the press, specific press breakers and secondary breaks.
Game-time Tips and Strategy
Conditioning, Nutrition, Drugs
Alan Stein's Drills... strength, conditioning, warm-up and more drills from training expert Alan Stein.
Basketball Conditioning... getting in shape both physically and mentally. Conditioning programs, resources and drills.
How to Condition for Basketball... by Courtney Campbell.
Managing Long-Term Player Fatigue... by Thomas Emma, a former Duke player and graduate, with a Masters degree and specialty in sports conditioning.
Basketball In-Season Strength Training... by Thomas Emma, a former Duke player and graduate, with a Masters degree and specialty in sports conditioning.
Athletic Development - are we pushing our young athletes too fast?... by Thomas Emma, a former Duke player and graduate, with a Masters degree and specialty in sports conditioning.
When Individual Basketball Instruction Goes Too Far... having your own individual instructor or trainer.
What to Eat Before a Game or Practice... guidelines for what to eat before games and practices, and in general.
The Recovery Snack... what to eat after a hard workout.
About Food Supplements - Growth hormone (HCG), Creatine, Andro... should you, or not?
Coach's Guide for a Drug Free Basketball Team
From Point Guard College
From Ganon Baker
Coaching Forms, Diagrams
Basketball History, Terminology, Other Stuff
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