How important is it to create a plan for practices when coaching sports for any particular age groups? I used to think that having a practice plan was not necessarily required; however, that opinion has changed since I have become a coach. I found it much easier to run a practice with planned out drills; rather, than ‘flying by the seat of your pants.’ I think it is important to have a practice plan ready before the practice day because instead of thinking about what drill to do next, you can focus on providing critical feedback to the athletes.
A young player’s attitude is everything, including contagious to others. The right attitude is a sure way for players to achieve success in life both on and off the court. How can we help our players develop the right attitude, and what is considered good and bad attitude? Continue reading “One Word: Attitude”
This game is very fun and can be used after you have gone over the proper shooting technique, or even as a warm up!
Who doesn’t love to play this simple game?! Try this version as a warm-up to your practice – it encompasses dribbling, shooting, passing, and strategizing!
If the focus for today’s practice is to ensure your players follow through when shooting, then this cool down game is a perfect way to end and reinforce the skill! Continue reading “Game: Shooting Cool Down”
Pass with confidence – four drills to practice wall passing and dribbling!