LTB Coaches Expectations

  • Coaches Expectations
    • Know the mission and philosophy of LTB.  Model, teach and communicate this philosophy continually throughout the season.
    • Always set a good example for players and parents to follow, exemplifying high moral and ethical behavior.
    • Instruct players in proper sportsmanship and practice responsibilities and demand that they make sportsmanship and teamwork their #1 and #2 priorities.
    • Teach the skills needed to excel at the game of basketball along with sportsmanship, teamwork, character, commitment, discipline, and hard work.
    • Respect judgment of referees, abide by rules of the game and display no behavior that could incite players or parents (ex. questioning calls, gestures, etc).
    • Treat opposing coach, players and fans and with respect. Shake hands with officials and opposing coach before and after each game.
    • Develop each player to his/her fullest potential, giving feedback on strengths as well as opportunities to improve.
    • Develop creative, structured and FUN practice sessions that focus on the development of basketball fundamentals.
    • Keep parents informed on player development, practices, games, expectations, etc.
    • Want to win, but not at all costs.  Be as fair and consistent, and honest as possible in all situations.
  • Coaches Role
    • Teach the necessary skills and tactics for all players to grow.  Not all players will be at the same level, please help all to grow.  These skills should be taught, corrected, and reinforced throughout the season in both practice and games.
    • Help your players to learn the rules of the game and good sportsmanship.
    • Ensure the safety of all players under your authority.
    • Make basketball FUN.
  • Keys To Being a Good Coach
    • Be a Role Model- Model leadership and character in both practice and games regardless of the scoreboard.
    • Be Positive- Stress every player’s strengths while developing their weaknesses.  Strive to make the most out of each and every situation.
    • Be a Friend- You have great influence on the young people you work with.  Give encouragement.  Take time to talk and listen to your players.
    • Grow Every Player- Every player must play at least ½ of the game.  Do not let your less talented players sit on the sidelines in games or practice.
    • Have Fun- Coach with positive energy and enthusiasm. Make this memorable.