6 Tips To Be an Effective Basketball Coach
#2 Be Enthusiastic. No matter how bad of a day you may have had, when the players arrive you have to fake it and look excited to be at practice. Attitudes are contagious..
#3 Keep it simple. Have clear concise instructions. Kids can be quite literal. If you tell them to “hold up the ball” mean to stop, don’t be surprised if one or two players literally hold up the ball.
#4 FUNdamentals, FUNdamentals, FUNdamentals. Make sure your players master the fundamentals. Keep this in mind when developing your practice plan.
#5 Have good support. Interview your assistant coach. A real interview. Find out what motivates him, what his demeaner will be during a game and practice. Get a team MOM to help out also. And get the parents on board to Cheer from the sideline and not coach.
#6. HAVE FUN. Enjoy the practices and games. Don’t get caught up arguing with referees all game. They makes mistakes just like coaches do. If there is something egregious, calmy talk about it at the half.
Being a great basketball coach takes work. Seeking better drills, learning new plays and concepts. But thats half the fun. Have a great season.