Youth Basketball Coaching Resource Center

Chelmsford Youth Basketball League (CYBL)

Compiled by Brian Breton, CYBL Board Member

Practice Drills, Practice Plan Form

Click here to view, print Practice Drills; Practice Plan Form

Click here to view, print Mini-Mites & Mites Specific Practice Drills; Practice Plan Form


Additional CYBL Resources for Coaches:

CYBL Coaching Tips

CHS Basketball Coaching Tips

Basketball Court Diagram (This file is in Adobe Acrobat format)

Coaches Evaluation Form (This file is in Adobe Acrobat format)

Sample Parent Letter

Link to CYBL Score Sheet (PDF format)
Coaches - Once the score sheet is displayed, you can either print a copy or perform a "Save as" function and save it to your computer's hard drive for future use

Link to CYBL Score Sheet (Excel format)
Coaches - Once the spreadsheet is displayed, you can either print a copy or perform a "Save as" function and save it to your computer's hard drive for future use

Link to CYBL Player Matrix Guide
Coaches - This matrix is designed to help you allocate game playing time fairly when you have 6, 7, 8 or 9 players on your team roster at game time.


Sports Concussions - Online Video Course (Free):

Sports-related concussions can be serious or even life-threatening situations if not managed correctly. THe National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have teamed up to provide information and resources to help educate coaches, officials, parents and students on the importance of proper concussion recognition and management in high school sports.

Mick Koester M.D., ATC, Chair of the NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and Director of the Slocum Sports Concussion in Eugene, Oregon takes you through this course.

In this (free) course you will understand the impact sports-related concussions can have on your players, how to recognize a suspected concussion, the proper protocols to manage a suspected concussion, and steps to help your player return to play safely after experiencing a concussion.

Concussion in Sports - What You Need To Know


Online Youth Basketball Coaching Resources:
(The official NBA and NCAA Online Community for Youth Basketball)

Basketball Drills


Books on Coaching Youth Basketball

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Five Highly Rated and Recommended Youth Basketball Coaching Books:

Coaching Youth Basketball: A Baffled Parent's Guide by David G. Faucher

Coaching Youth Basketball: The Guide for Coaches & Parents (Betterway Coaching Kids Series) by John P., Jr. McCarthy

Basketball Basics by Howard Marcus

The Basketball Coach's Bible: A Comprehensive and Systematic Guide to Coaching (Goldstein, Sidney. Nitty Gritty Basketball Series.) by Sidney Goldstein, Dale Brown (Designer)

Basketball Skills and Drills by Jerry V. Krause (Editor) et al

Highly Recommended Coaching Girls' Basketball Books:

Coaching Girls' Basketball: From the How-To's of the Game to Practical Real-World Advice--Your Definitive Guide to Successfully Coaching Girls by Sandy L. Simpson

Five-Star Girls' Basketball Drills by Stephanie Gaitley (Editor)

Basketball for Women: Becoming a Complete Player by Nancy Lieberman-Cline, Robin Roberts, Kevin Warneke, Pat Head Summitt

Teresa Weatherspoon's Basketball for Girls by Teresa Weatherspoon, Tara Sullivan (Contributor), Kelly Whiteside (Contributor)

Highly Recommended Teamwork/Sportsmanship Books:

Fair Play: Making Organized Sports a Great Experience for Your Kids by Scott B. Lancaster, Bill Walsh

Raising a Team Player: Teaching Kids Lasting Values on the Field, on the Court and on the Bench by Harry Sheehy, et al

Positive Coaching: Building Character and Self-Esteem Through Sports by Jim Thompson

Additional Recommended Basketball Coaching Books:

Great Basketball Drills: A Baffled Parent's Guide by Jim Garland, James Garland

Great Practices, Great Games: Coaching Youth Basketball by John Mayer, Gene Pingatore

Five-Star Basketball Drills by Howard Garfinkel (Editor)

Blackboard Strategies: Over 200 Favorite Plays by Eric Sacharski