As a coach of an elite youth basketball team I have to look at the strengths, weaknesses, and tendencies of my players and formulate game plans. With limited time to prepare my team for competition it's imperative that I maximize every minute and focus on the areas that are most important. Here are the 5 tips for making your youth basketball practice effective:
When we survey NCAA student-athletes about their expectations of moving on to professional athletics careers, the results indicate surprising confidence in that possibility. The reality is that very few go pro. Estimated probability of competing in men's college basketball High School Participants NCAA Participants Overall % HS to NCAA % HS to NCAA … Continue reading What Are the Odds of Competing in Men’s Professional Basketball?
Master the fundamental footwork and mechanics for shooting a layup.
1. Cheer for all players (even those on the other team!). Leave the coaching to the coaches. 2. Write down your goals for your child for this season. Talk to your child about these goals, as they likely are not the same as his or hers! 3. When setting goals with your child, remember … Continue reading 10 Tips for Sports Parents
Two-Ball Dribbling Over the last 7 years is the deficiency of ball handling skills in many youth basketball players. A vast majority of youth players can dribble with their dominant (strong) hand, but not with their weak (off) hand. This ball handling drill forces kids to do two things: 1. Utilize the off (weak) hand 2. Challenge/Develop … Continue reading The Best Ball Handling Drills for Youth Basketball Players
Mental toughness isn’t a quality people are born with. Rather, it includes a set of learned attitudes and ways of viewing competitive situations in productive ways.