Re: Youth Club Coaching

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Posted by My 2 Cents on August 24, 2018 at 08:32:59:

In Reply to: Re: Youth Club Coaching posted by D-Train on August 23, 2018 at 22:03:38:

: If a player does not have the motivation to practice on his own,the time and money spent on training goes down the drain. Also, many of the isolated skills drills used by trainers don't translate well to game conditions, because they often don't involve a defender and another offensive player. Young players in particular need to understand situational basketball; how to think the game and be efficient.

: That is not what most youth trainers are doing. When you get advanced high school,college and NBA your traditional isolated skills training is easier to translate to the court due to the experience of the players.

Agree with both posts.

To me, the best club/travel team environments are those who have both types of coaches.

You have trainers who work on skills, and then coaches who show how to use some of those skills in an actual game situation.

I am also a fan, especially at the youth level, of coaches who put in offensive "framework", but not endless sets and plays. Just some organization on the offensive end so it isn't chaos, but not so "strict" as to not allow the players to learn how to think for themselves and actually PLAY basketball.

If you can find that, be very happy.

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