Raiders Ramble – the coach’s newsletter
Edition Two – 23 October 2017
Coach Bill’s Message for the week
“Players win games. Coaches win practices”. Coach Mac
This week Bill talks about the importance of preparing a practice plan for every training that you run.
Creating Practice Plans
Practices are the time coaches have the biggest opportunity to impact the basketball skills of a player…
Yet I constantly attend practices that are so inefficiently run and that half of training is simply the coach trying to work out what drill to run next.
All coaches should be spending the majority of their time encouraging and providing feedback to your players. Not working out what the next drill is going to be.
How do coaches fix this and make practices more efficient? We create a basketball practice plan.
Here are only a couple of many quotes from great coaches that stress the importance of having a plan to follow at practice…
“I always designed my practice plans the night before and then made tweaks a few hours before practice began” – Bobby Knight
“I would spend almost as much time planning a practice as conducting it. Everything was planned out each day” – John Wooden
Knowing how important it is to have a plan every practice, let me show you the structure you should use to plan each practice.
Basic structure of a practice plan
- Dynamic Warm Up/Body Movement
- Skill Work
- Team Strategies
- Scrimmage/Small Sided Games
- Cool Down