Resources

CHere are some resources that you might find useful:

  • NHFS Basketball Rules: Do you have trouble finding what you want in the NFHS Basketball Rules book?  Well, here’s a searchable, hyper-linked version of the 2012-2013 NFHS basketball rules book.  Just use your browser’s “Find” capability to locate particular topics.  When one rule references another rule, just click on the link and you’ll be taken directly to that rule.
  • Quality basketball video channels on YouTube (consider subscribing to them if you have a YouTube account):
  • Coaching Aids: These materials are free for your use.  You can download the Microsoft Word (.doc) versions and tailor each for your particular use or you can download the Adobe Acrobat Reader (.pdf) versions and use them as is.  Right click on the link to download the associated document.
    • Coach’s Handbook (.doc) (.pdf)
    • Practice Plan template (.doc) (.pdf)
    • Parent’s Meeting Agenda (.doc) (.pdf)
    • Parent’s Letter (.doc) (.pdf)
    • You should already have been provided these documents by the organization you’re serving, but in case they didn’t, here are some that should work for you:
    • Skills Assessment Package (.zip) – this is a collection of documents bundled together.  You will need to “unzip” the file to see them.  Both .doc and .pdf files are included.  Refer to the Getting Started document to learn how to use the package to assess the skill level of your players in several key areas.
  • A description of the most misunderstood basketball rules by coaches and parents. (.pdf)
  • Learning Style: in order to get the most out of training, you and your coach need to understand what your preferred learning mode(s) are.  Are you mostly auditory, visual, or tactile?  Here are instructions for finding out and sending the results to your coach.
  • Here is a great explanation of why it’s a bad idea to teach set plays – and worst of all, continuity or motion offenses – to young players.
  • Need more motivation to practice your skillsClick this link to hear Napoleon Dynamite expound on the value of developing extreme skills.
  • Here are two great discussions on the topic of equal playing time for team members– I agree strongly with both, which is why you find them on my site.