As a youth basketball coach, you are on the front lines of teaching our kids how to play basketball. Coaching basketball is an honor and can be very rewarding. Coaching youth is a great responsibility as it involves more than opening up a gym and giving kids a basketball. It involves teaching them the fundamentals so they can have success on the court. It means preparing them both physically and mentally for the game of basketball. It requires instructing them in how to train, compete, and understand the game of basketball.
Here at the Hoops U. Basketball Coaching Academy we know the important role youth coaches play in building our great game of basketball. That is why we devote an entire section specific to coaching our young athletes!
The Academy will help you develop as a basketball coach and learn to teach the game ‘the right way’. We certainly have the X’s and O’s that help build successful youth teams and programs …. however, you will also learn to teach skills and tactics that build better basketball players. We also provide youth basketball coaching tips and strategies to become more successful as a coach.
Beyond all of the plays, drills, and articles, you can learn even more through our Basketball Coaching Certification and Development Program. Our program consists of online courses that will help you become a better basketball coach, regardless of your level and experience. Completing our Development Program courses will also certify you as a Hoops U. Certified Basketball Coach. This certification helps prove to program directors, head coaches, and parents that you are serious about becoming the best coach you can become!
Our Coaching Youth Basketball section is essentially broken down into categories to help you find what you need. The categories are as follows:
- Youth Basketball Drills
- Youth Basketball Plays
- Youth Coaching Strategies and Tactics
Browse through the categories to find what you’re looking for in each of those sections.
NOTE: We do our best to categorize all plays, drills, etc that are specific to youth basketball coaches, however, you will not want to ignore the other categories in our Basketball Playbook, Coaching IQ, and Player Development sections … you may find something in those sections as well!
Learn More & Get Certified
Don’t forget that as an Academy member, you are already registered for the Certification & Development Courses. Take those at your leisure, but you will find them to be immensely helpful!
If you have questions, thoughts, or concerns about coaching youth basketball, head over to the Chalktalk Discussion Forum. We have forums in all areas of coaching, as well as a dedicated youth basketball coaching forum.