For the last several years, I’ve been using this Player Progress Report to help evaluate the players on my team and provide them with constructive feedback to improve. Typically, I run the evaluation 3 times throughout the year. Once after tryouts, once at mid-season, and once at the end of the year.
My system breaks down the evaluation into 3 main areas:
- Individual Fundamentals, including ballhandling skills, shooting, passing, defense, rebounding etc.
- Team Skills
- Work Habits and Attitude
- Standardized Skills Tests, including timed Mikan drills, timed Hot Shot drill, vertical leap, shuttle runs etc.
For each one of these categories, I have specific criteria that we use to judge each individual player. This allows the coaching staff to give specific feedback to our kids and provide them with suggestions, drills, and training programs to improve their skills.
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If you’re looking for some drills to use in practice, or develop certain areas where your kids are lacking, be sure to check out this basketball drills article. And if you’d like to share any of your own ideas for player evaluations and giving feedback, leave a comment in the box below! I’d love to hear it.