Coaching youth basketball, Edition: 5th ed by Don Showalter; American Sport Education Program

By Don Showalter; American Sport Education Program

Aid with organizing practices as you enhance your avid gamers' primary talents. Covers all elements of participant improvement it's good to be aware of: getting ready for and undertaking effective, age-specific practices; instructing and constructing talents; delivering a secure taking part in atmosphere; determining and correcting error in functionality; speaking with and inspiring avid gamers. you are going to additionally achieve court-tested information on Read more...

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These standards of conduct should all be covered in the parent preseason meeting. When time permits, as parents gather before a game (and before the team has entered), you can let them know in a general sense what the team has been focusing on during the past week and what your goals are for the game. However, your players must come first during this time, so focus on your players during the pregame warm-up. After a game, quickly come together as a coaching staff and decide what to say to the team.

4. After players have demonstrated their ability to perform the separate parts of the skill in sequence, reexplain the entire skill. 5. Have players practice the skill in gamelike conditions. Young players have short attention spans, and a long demonstration or explanation of a skill may cause them to lose focus. Therefore, you should spend no more than a few minutes altogether on the introduction, demonstration, and explanation phases. Then involve the players in drills or games that call on them to perform the skill.

Remain with the player until medical personnel arrive. Emergency Steps You must have a clear, well-rehearsed emergency action plan. You want to be sure you are prepared in case of an emergency because every second counts. Your emergency plan should follow this sequence: 1. Check the player’s level of consciousness. 2. Send a contact person to call the appropriate medical personnel and to call the player’s parents. 3. Send someone to wait for the rescue team and direct them to the injured player.

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