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Preparing for Basketball Practice

By The National Alliance For Youth Sports, Greg Bach

Part of Coaching Basketball For Dummies Cheat Sheet

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.

  • A properly stocked first-aid kit. Here’s a quick glimpse at some of the items:

    • Sterile gauze and athletic tape

    • Bandages

    • Bags of ice

    • Latex gloves