- 2.4.1 Advanced dribbling - reverse spin dribble
- 2.4.2 Advanced dribbling - snake dribble
- 2.4.3 Advanced dribbling - throw down dribble
- 2.4.4 Advanced dribbling - step back move (off the dribble)
- 2.4.5 Advanced dribbling - horizontal dribble
- 2.4.6 Advanced dribbling - push dribble
- 2.5.1 Advanced lay-up techniques
- 2.5.2 Reverse lay-up
- 2.5.3 Advanced shooting - shooting footwork
- 2.5.4 Advanced shooting - inside shooting
- 2.5.5 Correcting shooting technique - flat shot
- 2.5.6 Correcting shooting technique - off-line shot
- 2.5.7 Correcting shooting technique - side spin
- 2.5.8 Correcting shooting technique - shooting short
- 3.1.1 Preparing players physically to play basketball
- 3.1.2 Preparing players physically - warm-up for training
- 3.1.3 Preparing players physically - warm-up for games
- 3.1.4. Preparing Players Physically - Strength Training
- 3.1.5 Preparing players physically - power training
- 3.1.6 Preparing players physically - conditioning
- 3.1.7 Preparing players physically - flexibility
- 3.1.8 Preparing players physically - basic strength training programme
- 3.1.9 Basic-off season preparation
- 3.3.1 Physical recovery techniques - overview
- 3.3.2 Physical recovery techniques - active recovery
- 3.3.3. Compression Clothing
- 3.3.4. Physical recovery techniques - hydro therapy
- 3.3.5. Physical recovery techniques - massage
- 3.3.6. Physical recovery techniques - sleep
- 3.3.7. Physical recovery techniques - stretching
- 3.3.8. Physical recovery techniques - practical applications
- 2.1.1 Motion Offence – 5 Out – pass and cut/give and go
- 2.1.2 Receivers Principles with Post Players
- 2.1.3 Motion offence with post - 4 out, 1 in
- 2.1.4 Post Up Cuts
- 2.1.5 Developing Decision Making - Putting Perimeter and Post Together
- 2.1.6 Creating scoring opportunities with a second pass
- 2.1.7 Moving the help defender away from a help position
3.2.1 What is a coaching philosophy?
What is a coaching philosophy?
A coaching philosophy includes extrinsic factors such as:
- how the coach wants their team to approach and play the game;
- how the coach wants players to interact with each other both formally (e.g. leadership groups) and informally (e.g. in the locker room).
A coaching philosophy also includes intrinsic factors such as:
- how the coach communicates with players, team management, parents etc.;
- the relationship the coach has with players;
- the coach’s core values.
Factors that impact upon a COACHING philosophy
Arguably, a coach does not develop a coaching philosophy, they discover what their philosophy is through conscious reflection. The starting point should be to ask themselves “why do you coach?” Once a coach understands this, they are on the way to developing (or discovering) their own coaching philosophy.
A coach’s general approach or philosophy towards coaching should ensure a consistent, positive impact on their players. A coaching philosophy is individual and reflects both the coach’s personality and their coaching objectives.
A coaching philosophy incorporates aspects such as teaching style, communication, strategy, leadership style and managing the group dynamic. There are a number of factors that will influence a coach’s philosophy, including:
- experience as a participant in sport (whether basketball or another sport);
- coaches that they have had;
- the level they reached as a player;
- the influence of coaches and mentors when an assistant coach;
- opportunities to observe experienced coaches and experience different styles of play.
Training and Education
- attendance at coaching courses or clinics;
- formal qualifications such as degrees or diplomas;
- professional development opportunities – observing other coaches, observing other sports.
- the influence of “coaches” who have had a profound impact during their life (including school teachers and managers in business);
- learning from a mentor in a formal setting (e.g. working with a more experienced basketball coach).
- the coach’s natural communication style;
- the coach’s approach to the game – e.g. conservative, aggressive, risk taking.
The following principles may assist a coach to develop their overall coaching philosophy:
- Be yourself
- Be consistent
- Define coaching objectives – why do you coach? Why do your players play?
- Establish rules
- Build and nurture relationships with athletes
- Be organized
- You will need help – how do you involve assistant coaches, team management, club administration
- Help athletes manage stress
- Focus on the big picture
Does your philosophy differ between teams?
A coaching philosophy should be reasonably constant over time and apply equally to different groups of players. The goals of each player or group may vary and the strategies developed to achieve those goals may also vary, but the underlying philosophy of your coaching is likely to be the same.
An area where the philosophy may seem different is that with junior teams the philosophy may be to focus on development and with senior teams winning is more of a focus.
However, the coach’s philosophy is not changing, just the context in which they are coaching.