First Time Basketball Coach

by Tom
(Staten Island, NY)

I know absolutely nothing about basketball, other than shooting around in the school yard. I signed my son up in a local youth basketball league, only to find out how disorganized it is.


The "Draft" was a bunch of parents picking kids, without trying to tell who had any talent or not. The grade is K through 2 (5 to 8 years old).

A friend volunteered to coach and picked my son and he also asked me to help out. Problem is, we have about the same knowledge about the game of basketball.

Are there any basketball videos or basketball books you can recommend for beginning coaches, that can help us with these kids?

The league organizers have nothing. HELP!!!!

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Basketball Coaching Resources
by: Joe Waters - Webmaster

Hi Tom.

Congratulations on your first coaching "job". As overwhelming as it may seem...everything will work out just fine.

Here are a few resources you can check out on this site...

My top choices of basketball videos for coaches.

Youth basketball DVDs specifically designed for coaching younger players.

A collection of basketball books on coaching and other basketball topics.

Best of luck with your basketball season...enjoy the experience.


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