Ultimate Pre-season Checklist for Basketball Coaches
Here’s what to do BEFORE tryouts get here…[Ultimate Checklist!]
I rely heavily on lists and organizational tools.
If I don’t write something down, it ceases to exist as far as my brain is concerned.
So when I saw this tool, I was floored.
This is EXACTLY what I was looking for.
I mean, every coach has a plan they go through to prep for tryout and preseason “rituals”, but I’ve NEVER seen anything as detailed as this.
I literally put aside the forms and notes I’ve been using for years, and replaced them with this “secret weapon”.
Coach Derek Sheridan, who runs the show at Delta High School (IA), is my new favorite guy.
He’s gone over and above with this 13-page basketball-specific preseason planning tool.
Here are just a few of the topics from the Table of Contents:
Team Logistics, Strengths, Weaknesses, & Change
Team & Individual Defense
Man-to-Man Defense Fundamentals Teaching Progression
Zone Defense Teaching Progression
Zone Defense Breakdown Drills Progression
Man-to-Man O’ Concepts Teaching Order
Man-to-Man Actions Teaching Order
And here’s what a typical section looks like on the inside…
TEAM LOGISTICS, STRENGTHS, & WEAKNESSES1. # of practices until our first scrimmage: ______. # of practices until our first game: ______.
2. Best team in our league: ____________________ Best Non-League Team: ________________
3. Best team in our Sectional: _______________________________________________________
4. How do we have to play in order to beat the best team in our Sectional?
I think it’s awesome that one of “us” took the time to sit down and write this up…and then offered it to his colleagues.
You can have everything for personnel from drills to plays, and special situation work, all structured in an easy to use format.
See you courtside,
Scott “let me write this down” Peterman