Basketball Practice Plan For Youth Coaches (Jr. NBA Rookie)
The Rookie level focuses on fun, being active, and learning the basic fundamental skills of basketball.
The Dos And Don’ts When Coaching Youth Athletes
Here are some do’s and don’ts for coaching youth athletes from USA Baseball's Confident Baseball Coach Course.
Winning is important, but it's more important to help kids learn life lessons because trophies collect dust.
Lavoi explores the lack of gender balance in the youth coaching ranks and why more mothers need to coach youth
Praising ineffective or absent effort is the same thing as telling kids "I don't expect you to improve."
Focuses For 1st-Time Coaches
To ensure your first year coaching is a success, focus on safety, motivation, techniques and fun.
How Coaches Should Handle Player Cuts
Coaches who must make player cuts, should do so humanely, using these methods to help the athletes they cut.
Resist The Urge To Over-Coach
Over-coaching during games can hinder athletic performance and development of players' decision-making skills.
Honor Coaches With Nominations For Coaching Awards
Reward deserving coaches by nominating them for PCA's Double-Goal Coach Award!
A Coach's Transformation To Caring About More Than Just Wins
Blog post from US Lacrosse on embracing the Double-Goal Coach model and valuing every athlete you coach
How Youth Athletes Grow When Coaches And Parents Let Go
US Lacrosse's Wendell Lee suggests taking a step back to leave room for young athletes to learn and grow.
How Coaches Can Deal With Blowouts
Mercy rules allow for shorter playing time in mismatched games, but that may not be the best solution.