Basketball and Cheer Coaches' Corner

This page has been created as a resource for all coaches and volunteers that wish to volunteer their time and energy to help our youth programs. There are five districts for basketball and cheer. This page will cover different coaching topics and sports. Please review all of the material below.

Important information 

Coaching 101 

  1. General – 
    1.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_4CymXARWQ
    2.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbtmGKif7Ck
  2. Violations – 
    1.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-I7hpepS5e4
    2.  Times Violations – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GKsOX-UmA0
    3.  Fouls - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJbBUi7SgtM
      1. Blocking/Charging Foul - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiVzsCia2-c
      2. Defensive Fouls - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba2HUWflj2Y
      3. Double Foul - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYMSZfyOmMI
      4. Examples of Flagrant/Intentional Fouls - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6v-bW6wxoY
      5. Offensive foul - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFSaxgtYdt4
    4.  Traveling - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGXFXEJUEpI
  1. Court Components – 
    1. The Basket, Backboard, and Net Measurements
      1.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAH59ii2ivQ
    2. The Lines - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKyEQpki98E
  2. How to Keep a Scorebook
    1. Scorebook - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv9zCEMM_AU
    2. How points work - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV-jZKwQHjA
      1.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Pl9djkN3ic
  3. General Tips
    1. How to Shoot a Ball - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyvuSxCyfi0
    2. Types of Passing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32akH1rGcKA
    3. Types of Dribbling - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKIg8_jVs1E
    4. Types of Shooting - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weJ6cOe7eX8
    5. Types of Defense - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhkqMQkY494
    6. Types of Offensive Plays - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak6gV6kuYYk
  4. How to play each position
    1. Center - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYogNbz-QyU
    2. Power Forward - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtAvWnFAo6E
    3. Small Forward - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ob5i6FuCSs
    4. Point Guard - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rN278N6kSo
    5. Shooting Guard - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG1rCzEGIXg
  5. Basketball Situations
    1. How to use timeouts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1HXrcQZPNs
    2. When to use timeouts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjlHkV9WhL0
    3. How/why to delay the game - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tZ728d1ByI
    4. Shot Selection - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17JUSyH3jsE
    5. Scoring in transition - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBxSJF13FyI
    6. Half Court Attack - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W80DzcIn6k
  6. Drills
    1. Dribbling
      1.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnvGa0I8bMc
      2.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRrNi7uHmaY
      3.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coCdV86FPeQ
      4.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Sp_dQorGvA
      5.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OO-RzWzh74
      6.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL6KBD31-zQ
    2. General Workouts/At Home Workouts
      1.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_4NFOSxTDE
      2.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynkhxHilaKA
      3.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRGU3igMytM
      4.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSzSt1NWAwU
    3. Lay-Ups - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNraRLwDRls
    4. Footwork - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTfCIfWIbjg
      1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUz0LeY7Dfs
    5. Shooting Form - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWgcOlUQM4U
      1.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ibyy08C774
      2.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxO-5-bJmoM&list=PLuLT-JCcPoJn4Vc6w5vBT3yP3MBUqkCY3&index=23
      3.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTp4ijpLivs&list=PLuLT-JCcPoJn4Vc6w5vBT3yP3MBUqkCY3&index=22
      4.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PRQjKCX3-w&list=PLuLT-JCcPoJn4Vc6w5vBT3yP3MBUqkCY3&index=21
      5.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKjTXq3FUfs&list=PLuLT-JCcPoJn4Vc6w5vBT3yP3MBUqkCY3&index=20
      6.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDysYxvWtMs&list=PLuLT-JCcPoJn4Vc6w5vBT3yP3MBUqkCY3&index=19
      7.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE-_Yb5f9Mk&list=PLuLT-JCcPoJn4Vc6w5vBT3yP3MBUqkCY3&index=18
      8.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgb0bFX4d-I&list=PLuLT-JCcPoJn4Vc6w5vBT3yP3MBUqkCY3&index=17
    6. Ball Handling - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqVBild4gPU
    7. Movement - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cukKc1iAFVc
    8. Passing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xdS3vvPiWw
      1.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbOsxamKyzY
    9. Cutting/Getting open - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB5jxKoKOC8
  7. Methods for dealing with parents
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPU1PuDWKio
    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYMfh7btWV0
    3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl-3GtnLEQE
  8. Tournament Rules
  9. Common Terms and Phrases
    1. alley-oop: A designed play in which a player lobs the ball toward the basket and a teammate jumps up, catches the ball in midair, and usually dunks it.

 

  1. block out (or box out): Using the body to block or shield an opponent in order to gain a better position to grab a rebound.

 

  1. boards: Rebounds.

 

  1. brick or clank: An especially ugly, misfired shot that clanks hard off the rim.

 

  1. bucket: A good multipurpose word that can mean the basket itself or a made basket; also, can be used as an adjective for an especially good shooter, as in “That guy is a bucket.”

 

  1. Burying a jumper: To make an especially pretty jump shot.

 

  1. cager: A basketball player.

 

  1. charity stripe: The free-throw line.

 

  1. deuce: A made field goal, worth two points.
  2. downtown: A long way from the basket, as in, “He just hit that shot from downtown!”

 

  1. hack: A foul.

 

  1. hole: a basket, as in “take it to the hole.”

 

  1. hoop: a basket.

 

  1. hops: Jumping ability.

 

  1. H-O-R-S-E: A popular game in which one player makes a shot and his opponent must make the identical shot. Failure to do so results in gaining a letter (starting with “h”).

 

  1. in the paint: In the free-throw lane.

 

  1. nothin‘ but net: A shot that goes through the rim without touching the rim or any other part of the basket.

 

  1. rock: Slang for the ball, as in “shoot the rock” or “pass the rock.”

 

  1. T: technical foul.

 

  1. take it to the hole: To drive toward the basket in an attempt to score.

 

  1. trey: A made field goal from behind the three-point arc, worth three points.

 

  1. 21: A game in which any number of players can play. The player who has the ball attempts to score while all other players defend. A made shot results in two points, plus you are given up to three consecutive free throws, each worth one point.