When faced with coaching a team for the first time or coaching a new age group, adults are often very self critical and doubtful they can accomplish the task successfully. The fact is any caring adult with some form of compassion and desire to mentor can be a successful coach.
Here is a suggested list of "Steps" you can follow to be ready for your next team.
1) Review the LTAD document focusing on the Age group you will Coach.
-This will give you a good understanding of what the real focus of your coaching should target.
2) Review the Practice plans for the program and age group you will be coaching.
- This will give you a sample to follow or reference for weekly practices.
3) Review the Burlington Basketball Coaching Channel for drills targeted for this weeks practices.
- This will give you sample drills. Remember only bring in one or 2 new drills a week.
4) Review the "Coaching Tip of the Week"
- This is just a reminder for all coaches on a specific aspect of coaching.
5) Embrace the 10 min a day method of learning more.
- If you simply took 10 mins/ 5 days a week to review materials, online info, the BB coaching channel, youtube and anything else on coaching you find interesting...YOU will become a GREAT coach.
6) Keep an OPEN mind.
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The final Step is FEEDBACK/COMMENTARY. Burlington Basketball can only improve, if we as a group of coaches share ideas, concepts and experiences freely with one another. Talk to your fellow coaches, ask for advice, give suggestions freely. If done coach to coach in a private nature, no opinion shared between us is a waste of time. In the event you wish to communicate to all the coaches in your program or age group, please email your Program Director your comments and they can pass them on anonymously without prejudice to the group.
Remember YOU are Burlington Basketball. Without YOU we have no kids on the court!!!