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Coaches' Corner

Welcome to the Basketball Coaches' Corner!!

All of our coaches must complete and pass an online background check before their first practice.

The information provided below are just a few of many drills, practice plans, and other important information to help improve your player's skills!

Coaching Youth Basketball - What Should It Be Like?

Practice Suggestions

Practice Pointers - Here are a couple pointers for practices
Practice Drills

Sample Practice & Drills (Ages 7 -10)

Jump Stop Drill
Form Shooting Drill
FUN Basketball Drill - Pivot 21
Sample Youth Practice

Sample Practice & Drills (Ages 11 - 15)

Sample Youth Practice
Two Ball Shooting Drill
Wing 1 on 1
Motion Offense Situations Drill
Basketball Overload Defense Drill
Basketball Defensive Reaction Drill
3-on-3 No Dribble Keep Away
End of Game Drill

UCONN Women's Basketball Head Coach Geno Auriemma - A Life Lesson

Code of Ethics

Coach Code of Ethics
-Remember the focus in recreational play is placed on fun and learning. 
- Consider it a privilege to coach children.
-Remember I am a youth coach and that the game is for the children and not adults.
-Use positive coaching methods to make the experience enjoyable, increase self-esteem, and develop an appreciation for the sport.
-Place the emotional and physical well being of my players ahead of any personal desire to win.
-Direct only constructive comments and/or criticism relative to players' game performance.
-Remember to treat each player as an individual and not place blame for overall team performance on any one participant.
-Provide a safe playing situation for all players on the team I coach.
-Ensure I know the rules of each sport I coach and teach these rules to my players.
-Lead by example in demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship to all my players and parents.
-Promote sportsmanship and follow the sport's rules with no violation of them in an effort to win.
-Not abuse, threaten, or demean (physically, verbally or mentally) any player, parent, coach, or official.
-Not use foul and abusive language at any time.
-Control the emotions, egos, frustrations, and displays of anger of myself and my players.
-Not use alcohol, tobacco, or drug related products while actively involved in NNPRT activities or on city property at any time.
-Make sure every team parent has read and understands the NNPRT Codes of Conduct.

Contact Us

NNPRT Athletics

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Newport News, Virginia 23601

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 757-591-4892
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