Showing up prepared for basketball practice is the most basic element of having a successful practice and one of your requirements as coach. You expect your players to come to practice prepared, so your kids deserve the same from you. The following list focuses on things you need to bring to practice:

  • A practice plan with drills broken down by time segments.
  • A list of reserve drills in case any of your scheduled drills are ineffective.
  • Extra basketballs and any pylons or markers you need for specific drills.
  • A whistle.

Being a basketball coach involves always being prepared for practice and running a practice that’s fun and productive. An effective coach keeps players motivated and builds both individual and team confidence. Know what to say and how to say it before, during, and after a basketball game to impact the performance and morale of your players.