One of the biggest areas that [tag]coaches[/tag] neglect is getting their players’ perspective on their game. Read below for a great [tag]youth basketball coaching tip[/tag] on this topic.
One of the things I like to do is have an idea exchange with my team at our first [tag]practice[/tag] following each [tag]basketball[/tag] [tag]game[/tag]. Win or lose I want to know their thoughts on what went right and what went wrong….from their perspective.
Each player is encouraged to share his thoughts. I then give them my perspective on what things we did well and what didn’t go so well. I think this makes them feel like they are important and their ideas count.
We are not allowed to criticize any teammate, an [tag]opponent[/tag] or an official. We then discuss our upcoming opponent and what we need to work on to be [tag]successful[/tag] in our next game. It kind of sets the tone for practice….
They feel good about their successes and at the same time know what we, as a team, need to work on. When they hit the floor, we’re ready.