How To Develop a Practice Schedule Plan for Beginner Youth Basketball Coaches

The purpose of this tutorial is to help you as a beginner basketball coach:

1.Understand the importance of planning a productive practice

2.Identify different drills that can be used in a practice schedule plan

3.Develop a sample practice schedule plan using some of the suggested drills 

The Importance of Planning a Productive Practice

The Importance of Planning a Productive Practice

-Work towards pre-set goals and to progressively teach throughout the rigors of a season
-Focus on specific areas for improvement
-Effectively communicate the focus of the practices to players and assistant coaches
-Teach all areas of the game in a progressive manner
-Stay organized and on task

Two main focuses to include in practice schedules

Two main focuses to include in practice schedules

1.Individual Skills

  • Ball-handling/Dribbling Drills 
  • Shooting Drills

2.Team Concepts

  • Offensive plays
  • Defensive Plays