The role of a basketball coach is not simply to improve the skills
of each player and their understanding of the various tactics of
the game. A coach’s role extends to developing each athlete as a
person. Particularly when coaching young athletes, a coach should
seek to instil a love of the game in each player and a desire to
play and learn about the game.
"Basketball for Young
Players" stresses that coaches who work with young players cannot
coach the same way as coaches working with professionals; they
need to develop their own working style, which takes into account
the athletic and personal development of players.
It is not
a handbook that attempts to cover every aspect of basketball, but
rather a volume intended for coaches who are already certified,
and who therefore have a technical understanding of the sport.
The book was written with the help of several experts with
various professional backgrounds, including psychology, sports
psychology, physical education and law. All have extensive
experience working as basketball coaches of young players.
The book can be downloaded for free here.
Index Chapter 1 Chapter 2
Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5
Chapter 6 Chapter 7
Chapter 8 Appendix
World Association of Basketball Coaches (WABC)
What is WABC?
The aim of the World Association of Basketball Coaches (WABC) is
to improve the standard of the game through improving the standard
of those teaching the game.
Therefore, the core activities
of the WABC is dedicated to the basketball coaches’ development
throughout the world which includes, among other activities, the
organization of multiple coaching clinics worldwide as well as the
production of coaching resources in several languages.
addition, the WABC is engaged in creating and developing a
worldwide basketball coaches’ community, which is already composed
by thousands of high level coaches from all countries around the
world, with the purpose of creating a platform supporting the
basketball coaches’ development through the exchange of knowledge.
The WABC is also highly active in providing input and advice
regarding playing and coaching standards and trends to the FIBA
Technical Commission, thanks to the WABC Advisory Committee which
is composed by current or former National or Head Coaches who have
had exposure to international coaching or worked with players who
have competed in international competition.
of the WABC are endorsed by and organized through FIBA
(International Basketball Federation), the world governing
Who can become a WABC member?
To become a WABC member, a coach must first be included in the
list of coaches holding the highest grading by his/her National
Federation (National Federation of the country he/she is a legal
WABC member may not hold a players agents’
license issued by FIBA or another organization.
How to become a WABC member?
A coach who wants to become a WABC member must firstly contact
his/her National Federation. If he/she meets all the requirements
of his/her National Federation, the National Federation shall
submit to FIBA all required documents and information in
accordance with the FIBA Internal regulations – Book 3.
administrative fee will have to be paid by the National Federation
as stipulated in the FIBA Internal regulations - Book 3, for each
new WABC member from the National Federation.
reject an application if the coach is not in good standing, in
particular if he has a criminal record, or if he does not have a