The Ten Commandments for Teaching Winning Youth Basketball

  1. You will teach players to select quality shots.
  2. You will teach players to execute every type of pass.
  3. You will teach players to be strong with the ball.
  4. You will earn players' respect and attention by being prepared and knowledgeable.
  5. You will demand players to always compete as hard as they can.
  6. Players will be disciplined for criticizing teammates and coaches.
  7. Players will do drills daily on the correct footwork for offensive and defensive positions, both as a team and individually.
  8. You will teach players to be leaders on and off the court.
  9. Players will be in great aerobic and anaerobic condition.
  10. You will stress the importance of individual and team defense, and teach players sound and trusted defensive principles.