“The Gold Standard for Youth Basketball Coaching!”
The Practice agendas include a minute-by-minute breakout of each exercise and the coaching points you should emphasize for each.
The practice plans typically include “Meat” and “Potatoes” sessions for each practice. “Meat” sessions address basketball basics like man-to-man defense, team defense, rebounding, shooting, etc. “Potatoes” sessions include: power lay-ups, moving without the ball, free-throw shooting, post offense, and more.
The appendices include diagrams and graphics to enable you to grasp and explain coaching concepts quickly.
What Basketball Coaches are Saying
“Thanks for the 30 Practice Plans! I coach 5th and 6th-grade girls basketball, and after winning only 3 games the previous 2 years combined, I began using your structured practice plans each week, and now we are one game away from the league championship!.”
— Mike Jadach
JV Coach Assumption School, Ansonia, CT
This 88-page e-book includes pre-practice meeting agendas, practice agendas, inbounds plays, sideline plays, simple offensive plays, where to go for more ideas, fill-in activities, drills, and off-season, driveway workouts, and more. Here’s all that’s included:
Thirty-ninety-minute practice plans for 4th – 8th-grade teams. Exercises, explanations, and teaching points.
Thirty agendas and talking points for pre‐court-time meetings. Don’t miss your opportunity to really get to know your players and cover essential topics.
A “Driveway Workout” for your players’ off‐season efforts.
Proven inbounds plays and sideline plays.
“The Special Play” — This play results in a surprising number of open lay‐ups in games. In fact, this one play accounted for more than 1/2 of our points in several games! Here’s the ticket when you have to have a basket at a critical point in the game.
A proven winner!
The Well-Prepared Coach strongly recommends that coaches meet with their players about 10 minutes before court time. The pre-practice meeting has many benefits. First of all, it usually ensures that the player is dressed and ready to go when court time is available. But it’s also the time for a coach to get to know the players better. It gives players some time to talk a bit and ask questions.
Coaches can cover important basketball topics, team news, and updates and prepare players for what will happen at practice. The extra time allows the coach to pass on crucial life lessons: the value of hard work, the importance of sportsmanship, and the power and magic of teamwork.
To make it easier for you to implement pre-practice meetings, 30 pre-practice agendas with talking points are also included.
About the Author
has coached his four children on 15 different basketball teams. His 5th-grade girls’ team won the Minnesota State Championship in 2010. He authored Never Forget They’re Kids — Ideas for Coaching your Daughter’s 4th ‐ 8th Grade Basketball Team and co‐created “The Well‐Prepared Coach™” line of coach handouts and award certificate printables. He’s the founder and editor of Sports Feel Good Stories.com.
Blogs.com selected the site as a “Top 10 Youth Sports Blogs for Parents.” His “Never Forget They’re Kids” approach to coaching sports emphasizes learning, having fun, and creating memorable experiences for players.
How to use these Basketball Practice Plans
Print the pre-practice plan on one side of an 8.5 x 11″ sheet and the practice plan on the flip side. Either attach the one sheet to a coaching clipboard or fold it and put it in your pocket. It’s advised to review each agenda before the practice, but if you’re running late, you can grab the sheet and the bag of basketball and be on your way.
You’ll be ready to go. Here’s an example of a sideline play diagram.
A Proven System for Basketball Coaching
Make it easier on yourself, work with a proven system, and have more fun: If you’re coaching your daughter’s or son’s basketball team this year, we have a complete solution that will save time, reduce stress, and help you make the most of the experience for your team.
This season, you’re hoping that your players will learn and play to the best of their abilities, parents will enjoy watching the action, and everyone will have fun. To make the most of the coaching opportunity, it makes sense to you that you need to have a plan — both an overall plan and individual plans for each practice. You know that your team won’t be ready by just running a few drills and scrimmaging the rest of the time.
A plan will enable you to enjoy the season more fully as you won’t be panicking on practice day worrying about an agenda for the evening’s session. Parents of players and other coaches will notice that you move through your practices with confidence.
You’re prepared. You’re organized. It shows. And, perhaps most importantly, your players will be the primary beneficiaries. They’ll learn a lot, play their best ball and love basketball! We have the solution for you.
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The Well-Prepared Coach — Basketball Special — $35.99
1.) 30 Youth Basketball Practice Plans — A $29.99 Value
2.) The Well Prepared Coach Basketball Award Certificates and Coaching Forms
Includes 114 award certificates to recognize players — both boys and girls — coaches, team parents, and more. Designs include: “Coolest Coach,” “Prime Time Player,” “All Universe,” “You’re an All-Star,” and “Clutch Player.”
It’s a fun way to plus up your season-ending team party. As a coach or team manager, you’ll look polished and well-prepared. Print as many as you like. Designs are set to work on standard paper: 8.5″ x 11.” Basketball coaching forms were designed to make your job easier.
Coaching forms include: “Player Expectations,” “Parent Expectations,” “Shot Tracker,” “Basketball Homework,” “Basketball Play,” “Treat Sheet, “Emergency Contact Information,” “Practice Plans,” and more.
3.) Plus: Layups and Life Lessons: 101 Coaching Tips for Youth Basketball —
How to add fun to your practices, teach fundamentals and life lessons, and motivate your team to play winning basketball. While coaching layups and life lessons to his basketball teams, O’Halloran fine-tuned his approach to emphasize learning, having fun, and creating memorable experiences for players. The 101 coaching tips featured in this book read like a how-to guide to ensuring a great season.
The Well-Prepared Coach — Basketball Special — $35.99