As a basketball coach (especially in the child and youth space), you have one of the most important and exciting jobs when it comes to the growth of basketball.
You'll be teaching habits that will stick with kids for the rest of their lives and whether you like it or not, you'll be setting an example and teaching kid's lessons about life (good and bad). Kids are impressionable. They Pick up everything you do. Both ABSL and the Coaches of all skill and age level have an obligation and responsibility to teach them the right things - in both basketball and life.
Being a great coach will require you to take on many roles such as a mentor, guru, taxi driver, consultant and Teacher. Coaching Basketball gives you an amazing opportunity to make a POSITIVE impact on player’s lives! As important as this task is, it is sometimes neglected on exactly how to teach your players correctly and can cause confusion.
In this section of our website, we'll provide you with links to a variety of child and youth coaching skills, drills, games and tips that will help you become a better young persons basketball coach. Our goal at ABSL is to encourage our army of volunteer coaches and give them a place where they can become learners of the game and also to share knowledge with other coaches that are struggling to get the desired outcome they were expecting.
Downloads and Links to Coaching Resources:
Important Documents for Coaches: