This plan is for coaches who work with youth participating in the game at the Introductory or Foundational Levels of the USA Basketball Player Development Curriculum. These courses impart teaching techniques and youth development principles fundamental for coaches of all levels. In this plan, coaches will gain a better understanding of important life skills taught through basketball, from confidence to relationship building to accountability and sportsmanship. Key characteristics of an Introductory and Foundational Level player are expanded upon along with coaching tips for these levels including appropriate basketball size and basket height and fundamental principles on how to teach offensive principles to youth. Additionally, this plan is for coaches who work with youth participating in the game at the Advanced or Performance Levels of the USA Basketball Player Development Curriculum. Typically, these players have ample experience playing on school and club teams at high levels and fall between the ages of 12-18+. Key characteristics of an Advanced and Performance Level player are expanded upon along with coaching tips for these levels including holding players accountable to the things they can control in the game and how to coach a player to their full, individual potential.
Introductory & Foundational Level Coaching Course
Advanced & Performance Level Coaching Course
Framework for Youth Development Course
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