Coaches working with young players should have an objective, constructive and positive attitude towards basketball games.
Be objective so you can clearly access the ability of your players
- Children learn more rapidly when the sequence is logical and clear and when there is flow from one area of instruction to the next
- Children need time to learn new skills as they learn more rapidly when
the teaching is relevant.
Be constructive so that players can benefit from all facets of development
- Children can conceptualise movement
- Children can create their own games and movement patterns
- Children are capable of utilising resource material in cooperative planning of activities
- Children can learn at different rates with different needs.
Be positive without losing objectivity to encourage players to do things
without being afraid of failure.
- Children respond positively to encouragement and a healthy relationship with their coach
- Children have different interests and values
- Children enjoy variety
- Children love being with their friends
- Say “do” instead of “don‟t”