Coaching is hosted by Lucas Barker, Dandenong Rangers NBL One captain and Australian 3×3 representative and Darren Perry, Head Coach of the Australian U/19 Mens’ basketball team and Victorian U/18 Mens’ Basketball team.
Sub sheets can be a handy tool to help coaches with subs. Sometimes it can be hard to remember who has been on and off the court while you are concentrating on coaching.
A simple spreadsheet with names down one column and times across the page will take away the stress of ensuring kids are getting fair court time.
Mark off the kids who start off the court and go from there.
Also if you sub approximately every 4 minutes, this will help rotate kids through.
Positive encouragement from coaches will go a long way to contribute to a great experience and will also bring out the best in the team.
Think about using positive language with your team. For example:
Team sports are a great way for kids to learn how to be a great teammate and to show great sportsmanship.
Coaches can play an important role in this by leading and encouraging the right behaviours. For example:
Set your team a mini weekly challenge to encourage extra practice at home. For xxample: