Coaches are VERY important in our league. If you are interested in coaching, please email us at email@example.com.
Smyrna Junior Basketball Coaches are required to complete a BACKGROUND CHECK and online CONCUSSION TRAINING as required by law. All coaches are subject to approval by Smyrna Junior Basketball League Board.
Background Check is REQUIRED and must be completed prior to first game.
Concussion Training Certificate is REQUIRED and must be presented to Smyrna Junior Basketball Board prior to first game.
A good coach knows basketball.
Have an understanding of fundamental basketball skills and some tactics and strategies. Know and understand the rules of the game.
A good coach motivates.
Keep practices fun and challenging, encourage each athlete to believe in himself, and provide a supportive environment for players.
A good coach instills discipline in athletes.
Establish rules of conduct for athletes to follow both on and off the court. When violations occur, appropriate, immediate and consistent discipline follows.
A good coach leads by example.
Maintain a positive attitude for his athletes to emulate. Be a model of integrity, dignity and honesty following the rules he sets out for his players.
A good coach communicates effectively with players.
Provide clear instructions and feedback, re-frame instructions if players don’t understand them, use language that is respectful to the athletes.
A good coach is a good listener.
Listen to players’ concerns and ideas and be able to summarize and “mirror back” what players have said for maximum clarity and understanding.
A good coach is dedicated and committed.
Coach because you want to teach basketball to kids. Be at games and practices on time. Communicate with your parents.