The Well-Prepared Coach Review
Publisher: Youth Basketball Practice Plans
Review Of The Well-Prepared Coach — 30 Youth Basketball Practice Plans
If you’re coaching your son’s or daughter’s basketball team in AAU or Travel basketball, this product is for you. We give it our highest recommendation.
The author Michael O’Halloran, coach of 15 different basketball teams and winning coach of a 5th Grade Minnesota State Champion last year, has put together a complete season worth of practice plans. You’ll find 30 practice agendas that cover everything from pre-court time topics for your team — including life lessons and activities to get to know your players better — to minute-by-minute court time activities including drills and exercises needed to get your team tournament ready.
We also liked some of the extras including inbounds plays, sideline plays and even a “Driveway Workout.”
Neatly organized with an overall season plan, and separate practice agendas that youth coaches can take with them to practice, it delivers on its promise to make coaching a team easier. With these plans, most coaches will be able to get ready for practices in 5 minutes or less. With court-tested practice plans that have produced some impressive results, it’s easy to see how you’ll get your team playing some of their best basketball with 30 Youth Basketball Practice Plans.
If you just received the 30 Youth Basketball Practice Plans, you’d be pleased. What pushes this into the “Incredible Value” category is the 3 bonuses.
1.) Never Forget They’re Kids — Ideas for Coaching Your Daughter’ 4th-8th Grade Basketball Team – 2nd Edition — In addition to providing on-court strategies and tactics for coaching a youth basketball team, O’Halloran provides counsel on the overall management of the team including how to cover first meeting with parents, running your first get-together with players, ideas for a team website and team nickname and slogan lists. Perhaps most valuable for first-time and veteran coaches is the 30 ideas he includes for keeping your players engaged throughout the season. Many coaches will like the “Slam Dunk Photo Session” and the simpler ideas like “Sock Day” and the “Rock n’ Roll Practice.” With 128 pages of useful ideas and reference material for youth basketball coaches, you’ll get some great suggestions for your team.
2.) The Well-Prepared Coach Basketball Award Certificate Printables — A certificate maker to recognize players, coaches, team parents and other folks who help out the team. The download PDF enables you to customize the certificates with players’ names, team name and words of praise. Sample certificates inlcude: “You’re an All-Star,” “Prime-Time Player,” and “Coolest Coach.” We had a chance to test this product and were pleased not only with the end product — the certificates are well-designed — but also with how easy they were to make.
3.) The Well-Prepared Coach — Basketball Coach Handout Printables — A series of templates to make your coaching job easier. Sample forms include: A shot tracker, team roster, basketball homework, player expectations, parent expectations and more. Customize with your team name and your own comments. Print as many as you like on standard, 8.5” by 11” paper.
Bottom line, youth basketball coaches will be very happy with this package.
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