It's not always easy to find the information you're looking for among all of the videos, cat memes, GIFs, and other noise on social media and the rest of the web. Sometimes you just want to have a central place to go to for trustworthy, helpful information that you can apply to your practices, games, and life in general.
Stop getting distracted by your out of hand newsfeed, and bookmark these awesome basketball blogs for coaches:
1. KCS Basketball
Coach Sivils of KCS Basketball has been coaching varsity basketball for 22 years. He also has averaged 20 wins wins a season throughout his coaching career. You won't be surprised after seeing the wealth of advice and helpful articles on the blog for coaches.
A few key topics that you can start browsing include:
2. Hoop Skills
The Hoop Skills blog
On the Hoop Skills website you will also discover a wealth of coaching articles in addition to the blog. To give you an idea of the kinds of articles on here, previous topics have included:
- 5 Important Questions All Coaches Should Ask Themselves
- How to Defend a Great Shooter
- 3 Tips for Drawing up Game Winning Plays
Layups.com is run by Eitel Daniel to help basketball coaches find relevant and useful information. It's a great resource for both new and experienced coaches. He covers interesting topics such as what your expectations of the team captain should be, and "What Basketball Taught me About Life."
It's always great to see bloggers who encourage their readers to contact them. Eitel also encourages coaches to reach out to him and ask for advice.
4. Coach Pintar
Coach Pintar empathizes with new coaches who are looking for a great resource. He created this website to provide information to other basketball coaches who want to improve their game and add to their coaching toolbox.
This entire website is a goldmine of information. If you haven't seen Coach Pintar's blog, be sure to check it out - I guarantee you'll want to save it to go back to later for more gems of advice.
Want your team to play like Coach Krzyzewski of Duke basketball's team? There's a great article about how you can borrow some of his drills and plays. There's also a Play of the Day category that picks out some great plays from collegiate and professional teams and breaks them down into the X's and O's.
5. Breakthrough Basketball
We can't not mention Breakthrough Basketball. They have hundreds of basketball blog posts up on their blog for you to get lost in. The best part is that many of the blog posts have technical and skills-related help that you can use to coach your players through basketball skills, plays, and form.
If you're a youth basketball coach, they have a specific category for youth basketball as well. Overall, the blog contains a wealth of knowledge and advice for basketball coaches.
Any basketball blogs that we missed? Share your thoughts in the comments!