Get into school basketball coaching

Published: 15/08/2021

Do you love the game of basketball? Are you too old to play competitively? Would you enjoy coaching kids basketball? If this sounds like you, becoming a school basketball coach may be one option that you should look into. There are thousands of school teams all over the world that have coaches. And to take this a bit further, some of these teams have several coaches.

Coaching basketball is rewarding

There’s much more than just coaching school basketball too! Did you know that you can coach youth league basketball in your area with little or no experience? Of course you will need your working with children’s check, but if you do have experience you may want to strive for a higher ranking job such as one at the high school or college level. But when it comes down to it, anybody can coach basketball.

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Working as a basketball coach

Basketball coaches are not always in high demand, but finding a job is possible if you put enough time into it. The first thing that you must do is assess your situation. Do you have the experience to coach high school basketball? Do you have the time to get into coaching at all? Self assessment is the first step to finding any job in coaching basketball.

Get into coaching basketball if you love the game, and want to help out other people. There is plenty of paying positions, as well as volunteer positions available. Start your search today, and you will be walking the sidelines in no time at all.

Generally there is very little you need to get started but it is important to get a good pair of basketball shoes as the wrong sort could lead to an injury. As the sport involves a lot of running and jumping, good support and cushioning is vital.

Basketball is a physically challenging sport so it’s best to be in as good a condition as possible. The better shape you’re in, the greater your stamina, and the quicker your response time.

It is advisable to warm up before starting a game of basketball. Warming up reduces the chance of injuries and is an efficient way to increase your ability to perform. Basketball is a fast paced sport so a sufficient warm up to prepare for the game ahead is vital. 

Basketball coaching at high school

Basketball coaching talking to student.

  • Free throw goals 85% 85%
  • Field goal attempts 25% 25%
  • Shooting accuracy 65% 65%

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Julie Smith

Basketball Coach, Alkira College

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