Making a junior high school basketball program

This article is based on my knowledge and insights she has gained through many years of coaching. I'm focusing on how to train 11-18 year-old girls; girls who play high school, AAU and high school basketball. I'll do whatever you need to be a successful trainer, regardless of whether you're working for the first timer or ten years.

First, you have to figure out your personality and the girls you want to train as trainee personalities. How will they match them? My advice would be to be separated from the players. You can call for a coach or Mr. D. Kids have no blind faith now, they are no longer there. You have to explain them to them and why you do something. You need to be patient and have time to develop your style. Most coaches learn their effects (past coaches with whom they played or with coaches). Most coaches need at least five years to develop a style or philosophy. Remember, it takes all the time!

Whether you're new to a coach or re-examining your business, you have to create short-term goals. What can you do realistically right now? Once these goals have been established, you need to develop the steps you need to reach them and sell them to your team. You will then need to create a "dosing program". Go to the local recreational class, the Boys & Girls Club, the CYO League … Take part, offer clinics, camps … be visible, be active and consistent. After you have made contact, invite the kids to practice and play. Stay in touch with them.

As the season begins, the rookie and the junior team will reflect the image of professionals. At this level you should not concentrate on victory and loss; emphasis should be placed on the basics. You should try to keep the maximum number of children in the program within the program. The last child of the school and the supreme children of the JV must compete for the players. When selecting a team, I suggest you measure the size without experiencing the experience, as opposed to the equality of talent. With little experience, finding a thing that a kid is good and praises him, the idea is to try to get it (to build enthusiasm). Players need to build a "love" and not "like" philosophy. Great players need to love the game, not just the game. Give them something to improve. With smaller players I found it more abundant and easier to find.

The style of the selected game is very important. Sometimes maybe your talent dictates! Try to choose a style that is friendly. I like to let the player get rid of the crime if they are paying hard for the defense. This will help sell the concept of defense. Although I am the idea of ​​selling things to the players, you have to get the best players to buy the game defense. This is best illustrated by adding Kevin Garnett to the Celtics.

Get the kids involved. At least nine children are playing as a trainer. An idea for a big team would be to organize a regular one-day excursion or a community service project for the team. This helps in creating chemistry and creating camaraderie.

Finally, April to November, when the players are great. From November to March, teams will be great. Players must participate in basketball during the summer. Take them to play at AAU, participate in camps, off-season team (summer, fall tournaments), open the gym in the summer for kids. Coaching is a fulfilling, enjoyable and exciting experience. Where else can you affect the lives of many children?