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Six Mistakes I Made My First Season Coaching Youth Basketball

By Basketball for Coaches, 08/17/18, 12:00PM CDT


As time has passed and I developed my coaching knowledge further, I’ve realized how silly it is to correlate coaching ability with the results of your team.

My first year coaching youth basketball I had the privilege of coaching an under 12 boys basketball team that was made up of nine wonderful kids between the ages of 9 and 10. Being my first time, I grew tremendously as a coach throughout the season. I was constantly being put into new, challenging situations that allowed me to gain more life and basketball coaching experience.

But, as much as I enjoyed it, the season definitely wasn’t the perfect start to my coaching career that I had initially hoped for.

We lost. A lot. Many, many more games than we won.