The Importance of Practice Plans When Coaching Youth Basketball

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 1:53 PM | CBN

The Importance of Practice Plans When Coaching Youth Basketball

What’s your practice coaching style?

When it comes to coaching youth basketball the right way, it’s critical to put practice plans into play. But why is it so important?

Well, while some coaches of youth basketball camps believe that practice plans aren’t all that necessary, preferring a freestyle or “wing it” type of approach – it’s actually much easier and more productive to plan out the drills and routines ahead of time to have ready for practice days.

Let’s go into more detail about what makes practice plans so important when teaching kids basketball:

Practice plans help to ensure that no important routine is forgotten:

While preparing your practice plan, you’ll have the opportunity to think about which basketball drills you should have your young athletes practice to ensure that no area of importance is neglected. From meeting and chatting with the players beforehand to thorough warm-ups and stretches, routine and diverse drills encompassing all the fundamental skills, cool-down time, and so on, your pre-made practice plan will also help you to map out just how much time should be spent on each routine.

You can focus more on instructing and providing important feedback to your young players:

Having a practice plan already in place will allow you to spend time focusing on the really important things: watching your players, assessing their individual weaknesses and strengths, and providing the appropriate feedback to help develop them into experienced players. Your young athletes rely on you for constant advice, encouragement and support – and they’ll truly thrive when you’re there to give them that on an ongoing basis.

Every great youth basketball coach stays prepared.

Let’s face it: not being prepared in any scenario can be stressful, and is bound to interfere with a productive and fun learning environment. When coaches come prepared with a practice plan on practice days, they’ll be ensuring an efficient, organized and fun practice that both they and their young players will reap the benefits of!

Is your child enrolled in a basketball camp?

Parents and guardians that reside in and around the Young3 cities are encouraged to register their child(ren) into the clinics if they’re between the ages of 7-14, and the tournaments if they’re between the ages of 9-14.



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