Online Class: How To Coach Youth Basketball

Self-paced online course for would-be coaches: learn how to set up a season, what equipment is needed, tips and strategies for new coaches, drills and practice plays and much more.

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Course Description

Discover the Art of Coaching Youth Basketball

Are you eager to explore the exciting realm of youth basketball coaching but unsure of where to start? Dive into this comprehensive course, designed meticulously to equip beginners with the fundamental tools and insights required to thrive in the dynamic world of basketball coaching.

Why Choose This Course?

With the surge in youth sports' popularity, basketball has emerged as a favorite among young enthusiasts. As a potential coach, you'll play a pivotal role in nurturing young talent, fostering their love for the game, and instilling values that transcend the basketball court. Our course ensures that you're not just prepared but primed to be the coach that every player remembers fondly and every parent trusts implicitly.

Course Breakdown:

  1. Basketball Review: Begin by revisiting the foundational principles of basketball. Whether you're a former player or an enthusiast, this module ensures everyone starts on the same page.

  2. Setting Up the Season: Planning is half the battle won. Learn how to structure your season, set clear goals, and develop a roadmap that maximizes player growth and team performance.

  3. Developing Team Atmosphere: Understand the nuances of building a cohesive, motivated, and harmonious team environment. Dive deep into communication strategies, team bonding exercises, and methods to ensure every player feels valued.

  4. Essential Drills and How to Teach Them: Drills are the bedrock of player development. Familiarize yourself with age-appropriate drills that enhance skill and understand the pedagogy of effectively teaching them to young players.

  5. All About Practicing: Delve into structuring practice sessions that are both productive and engaging. Explore the balance between skill development, strategy sessions, and fun-filled activities that keep the players passionate.

  6. The Actual Game: The culmination of all the hard work! Learn game-day strategies, understand player rotations, manage in-game situations, and ensure that irrespective of the scoreboard, every game is a learning experience for your team.

Additional Resources: As part of the course, you'll have access to a treasure trove of resources – from reading materials to video tutorials – ensuring you're always a step ahead in your coaching journey.


Coaching youth basketball is more than just teaching a sport; it's about mentoring the next generation, shaping their character, and leaving a lasting impact. This course is not just about making you a basketball coach but transforming you into a guiding force both on and off the court.

So, are you ready to be the inspiration behind countless jump shots, game-winning plays, and cherished memories? Enroll today and ignite your journey in youth basketball coaching.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.6 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(259 votes)


Introduction to coaching youth basketball 1 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction

Lesson 1: Basketball Review

The basics of coaching youth basketball. 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Review

Lesson 2: Setting Up the Season

Equipment, encouragement and other coaching information. 9 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Review

Lesson 3: Developing Team Atmosphere

Motivation, patience and other coaching skills required to develop a team atmosphere. 9 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Review

Lesson 4: Essential Drills and How to Teach Them

Many Drills for coaching young baskeball players are explained. 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Review

Lesson 5: All About Practicing

Training, practices, and drills. 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Review

Lesson 6: The Actual Game

Maintaining the team atmosphere, studying each players skills, being positive. 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Review

Additional Resources

Additional Resources 0 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: What do you think about this course?; Feedback; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize basketball review.
  • Describe setting up the season.
  • Describe developing team atmosphere.
  • Describe essential drills and how to teach them.
  • Describe the actual game.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Additional Course Information

Online CEU Certificate
  • Document Your Lifelong Learning Achievements
  • Earn an Official Certificate Documenting Course Hours and CEUs
  • Verify Your Certificate with a Unique Serial Number Online
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Course Title: How To Coach Youth Basketball
Course Number: 8900096
Lessons Rating: 4.6 / 5 Stars (259 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: October 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.6 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: John Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "This helped me with confident that i can truly become a success as a COACH!!!" -- Lamont J.
  • "I thought that is was fully complete in all areas, and I thoroughly enjoyed it." -- Cindy W.
  • "The instructor is very helpful..." -- Bernaldo O.
  • "My philosophy in life is to always try to learn something everyday. I learned something in each subject so I fulfilled my own philosophy in life." -- Bernaldo O.
  • "I wish all coaches would take this." -- Mark G.

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