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

If you are new to coaching youth basketball and not sure what to do, this course will get you up and running!

In this short easy to follow course you will learn how to begin your basketball coaching career.  We have comprised the basics that will not only set you on a path to coach youth basketball, but make you one of the best coaches ever. They will be calling you back every year to coach and the children will have love and respect for you. 

You will learn how to teach kids about the game, information about how to set up your season, how to create a positive team atmosphere, coaching tips, the basics of beginning practice, and drills and strategies for new coaches to practice.

  • 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:
4.7 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(238 votes)


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

Lesson 1: Basketball Review

The basics of coaching youth basketball. 30 Total Points
  • Complete: Assignment 1- Explain this Game
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Review

Lesson 2: Setting Up the Season

Equipment, encouragement and other coaching information. 29 Total Points
  • Complete: Assignment 2- Explain Your Game Plan
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Review

Lesson 3: Developing Team Atmosphere

Motivation, patience and other coaching skills required to develop a team atmosphere. 29 Total Points
  • Complete: Assignment 3- Team Atmosphere?
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Review

Lesson 4: Essential Drills and How to Teach Them

Many Drills for coaching young baskeball players are explained. 30 Total Points
  • Complete: Assignment 4- Drills, Drills and More Drills
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Review

Lesson 5: All About Practicing

Training, practices, and drills. Additional lesson topics: Coaching tips; Winning Drills 30 Total Points
  • Complete: Assignment 5- Progress Report
  • 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
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Course Title: How To Coach Youth Basketball
Course Number: 8900096
Lessons Rating: 4.7 / 5 Stars (238 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, and Texas.
Last Updated: October 2021
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: $75.00 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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