1. Playing the starters almost exclusively.
2. Playing a zone defense.
3. Assigning players one “position”.
4. Running set plays.
5. Using a full-court press.
6. Instilling a fear of mistakes.Many youth basketball coaches have used these strategies at some point in an attempt to win more games. Most coaches have good intentions when employing these strategies. They may even think it’s great coaching. Unfortunately, they are wrong.
Mike Klinzing is Founder and Executive Director of (Cleveland, OH). Offering youth basketball camps and skills training for over 20 years, Head Start Basketball uses the game to improve character, develop leadership, and promote sportsmanship.
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