Tag Archives: Youth

13 July 2018, Berlin, Germany: Kristaps Porzingis (C), power forward of the New York Knicks plays with youth players of the basketball team ALBA Berlin during a joint training session. The Latvian basketball player is currently on an advertising tour in Germany. (Credit Image: © Gregor Fischer/DPA via ZUMA Press)

Transition into Training: Tips to Engage Youth Basketball Players

Transition into Training: Tips to Engage Youth Basketball Players

Helping players make a smooth transition from their day into practice is extremely important, especially in youth basketball.  Coaches – can you spare five minutes prior to practice to engage the brain, and thus the athlete? Through no fault of our own, coaches have been conditioned to want to immediately “get after it” as quickly as possible in order to

Gooroo Drill: Pride Rebounding

Afterschool Programs For the Win!

This post comes from DC Alliance of Youth Advocates and ‘tips off’ DCAYA’s eBay auction for the “Ivory Latta Experience“.  All proceeds will go toward DCAYA’s work in expanding access to quality afterschool and summer programs for all District youth.    As an assistant coach for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, I’m very lucky to have sports pay

Being a Double-Goal Coach®

Being a Double-Goal Coach

Strive to win while teaching life lessons   Model and Teach Honoring the Game Teach ROOTS – respect for Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates, and one’s Self Distribute PCA’s Parent/Guardian Letter to help parents Honor the Game Appoint a parent to be “Culture Keeper” for the team Drill Honoring the Game in practice Seize teachable moments

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Using Effort Goals

How to use goals to keep players motivated Effort Goals are a Powerful Tool Encourage players to set effort goals instead of outcome goals Effort goals are largely under a players control regardless of the competition Players that are recognized for trying hard, will be more likely to continue Getting players to understand what it

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