As a youth basketball coach, your practice and game-day planning just got a whole lot easier with Go Coach Basketball. Go Coach Basketball features 38 video clips, 9 animations, and step-by-step instruction for 27 skills and 36 drills covering every aspect of the game. The app’s optional slow-motion video setting (requires OS 3.2 and newer) allows you to view every detail of the skills and drills being performed. The Favorites feature allows you to save skills, drills, and video clips in one central folder—a great tool for planning and organizing activities for your next practice. Supplemental coaching tips and advice, safety guidelines and checklists, and guidance on season and practice plans will help you manage team activities beyond the Xs and Os. Developed by American Sport Education Program (ASEP) and drawing content from ASEP’s Coaching Youth Basketball book, Go Coach Basketball is the authoritative app for any on-the-go coach.
Go Coach Basketball’s Favorites feature allows you to catalog your favorite skills, drills, video clips, or other features in the app into one central easy-to-access folder—a great tool for planning activities for your next practice.
The Skills feature provides you with instant access to step-by-step instructions for executing a total of 27 offensive and defensive skills, including dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense. Video clips and photos demonstrate proper player positioning and skill execution.
The Drills feature offers instructions for implementing 36 practice drills for offense and defense. Explanations of the various drills are supplemented by video clips, animations, and photos that visually demonstrate player positioning and movement.
The Advice feature addresses the off-court tasks coaches perform to make practices and games run smoothly. You’ll receive guidance on developing season and practice plans for ages 6 to 14. Game-Day Advice provides a checklist of the things that you and your players need to do in preparation for the game as well as guidelines on running the team during the game and addressing the team after the game. Planning and preparation are keys to success, and Go Coach Basketball makes the tasks simple.
The Rules feature provides basic information on court markings, player positions, and basketball variations. Also included are photos depicting officiating signals.
As a youth coach, you will likely be the first responder in the event of an injury or illness. Go Coach Basketball offers guidelines on developing an emergency action plan; treating sprains and strains using the PRICE method; and preventing, recognizing, and treating heat-related illnesses such as heatstroke.
Go Coach Basketball also offers tips for fostering good sportsmanship and creating a fun atmosphere for you and your players. In the app’s Coaching Young Athletes section, Teaching Skills introduces the IDEA method of coaching: the four steps necessary for teaching correct technique. A commentary on discipline will help you identify what’s deserving of disciplinary action and how to administer it. You’ll also find seven tips for building teamwork and accountability.