The best basketball coaches in history all have one thing in common: They are sponges when it comes to learning more about their sport. Follow their example. Learn from others' successes and be the best basketball coach you can be.
With so many great basketball resources on the internet already, we decided to devise a list of our personal favorites.
These 12 basketball coaching resources can put you on the path to coaching greatness. The next steps are yours.
*Note these websites are not in any particular order
Our good friend Coach Steve Collins is the creator of this incredible site with tons of resources designed to reach your potential as a basketball coach. Coach Collins has a ton of credibility as a legendary high school at Madison Memorial (WI) with countless accolades including 3 State Championships and 14 consecutive Conference Championships. Alongside a blog with articles and videos, Coach Collins also hosts multiple basketball coaching podcasts and has a membership based community for coaches looking for personal mentorship and additional resources to take their coaching to the next level.
Coaching U has done a tremendous job of providing hands-down the best basketball coaching clinics in the world. Where else can you hear speakers like John Calipari, Doc Rivers, Billy Donovan, Brad Stevens, and Stan Van Gundy speak about their coaching philosphies? If you can't make a clinic, don't worry! You can purchase Coaching U Live videos and watch whichever speakers you'd like! Also, if you're on Twitter, @Coaching_U is a MUST follow as they pump out great basketball content on a daily basis. We're very proud to be Coaching U partners!
CoachTube provides a variety of basketball coaching courses from top coaching professionals like offensive actions, shooting, strategy, drills, and much more. While many of the courses require a fee, there are a handful of great resources that are provided for free. The library provided is very impressive and worth checking out for coaches of all levels and sports.
Drew Hanlen is a master at basketball training - just ask his multiple NBA clients. The Pure Sweat Training App is extremely comprehenisve and is sure to make any player immensely better. With the app, you can watch step-by-step videos of drills and implement them in your own player development program. Check out the app and see how great this resource is not only for players but for coaches too.
HoopsKing is a tremendous website that sells numerous basketball coaching and training aids as well as training videos. However, they also offer many free resources within their blog and other free downloads such as coaching forms and dribbling videos. Make sure to check out all their different resources to become a better coach and player.
Another fantastic outlet for basketball coaches to learn about many different drills and technical aspects of basketball. The site offers plays, shooting tips, and many other resources for developing players. Breakthough prides itself on helping coaches get the best out of young players and it definitely delivers.
This slick basketball site offers a year-long membership for $99. But there's also some really good content in the Free Section as well. It boasts the world's largest collection of online training videos and allows mobile access to them. This is a site that coaches at all levels will find valuable and well worth the annual price.
So if you're struggling to find ideas on how to motivate your players, how to beat a 2-3 zone defense, or new practice drills, look no further than these sites. No matter what level of basketball coach you are, we guarantee you can learn a ton from these resources.
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