Ultimate Pre-season Checklist for Basketball Coachesby Scott Peterman
Here’s what to do BEFORE tryouts get here…[Ultimate Checklist!]
I’ll admit this up front…
If I don’t write something down, it ceases to exist as far as my brain is concerned.
I rely heavily on lists and organizational tools.
That may be the teacher in me, but whatever the reason, I need structure to make the best use of my day…(who doesn’t!)
So when I saw this tool, I was floored.
This is EXACTLY what I was looking for.
I mean, every coach has a plan they go through to prep for tryout and preseason “rituals”, but I’ve NEVER seen anything as detailed as this.
I literally put aside the forms and notes I’ve been using for years, and replaced them with this “secret weapon”.
Coach Derek Sheridan, who runs the show at Delta High School (IA), is my new favorite guy.
He’s gone over and above with this 13 page basketball-specific preseason planning tool.
Here are just a few of the topics that I ripped right from the Table of Contents:
Team Logistics, Strengths, Weaknesses, & Change 1
Team & Individual Defense 4
Man-to-Man Defense Fundamentals Teaching Progression 4
Zone Defense Teaching Progression 5
Zone Defense Breakdown Drills Progression 6
Man-to-Man O’ Concepts Teaching Order 6
Man-to-Man Actions Teaching Order 6
And here’s what a typical section looks like on the inside…
TEAM LOGISTICS, STRENGTHS, & WEAKNESSES
1. # of practices until our first scrimmage: ______. # of practices until our first game: ______.
2. Best team in our league: ____________________ Best Non-League Team: ________________
3. Best team in our Sectional: _______________________________________________________
4. How do we have to play in order to beat the best team in our Sectional?
And on and on…
Seriously, NASA could learn something from this simple and effective structure.
I thinks it’s awesome that one of “us” took the time to sit down and write this up…and then offered it to his colleagues.
You can have everything for personnel from drills, to plays, and special situation work, all structured in an easy to use format.
This stuff is GOLD!
Anyway, he’s charging $13 for the whole thing!
I mean, I can see the logic (-- $1 per page --) but he could have easily charged double that for the work that went into this tool.
However, he did succeed in making it a “no brainer”…
Anyway, I’m all in with this one.
Here’s how to get yours instantly:
Ultimate Preseason Checklist
See you courtside,
Scott “let me write this down” Peterman
Men's Basketball Coach Scott Peterman has coached at the NCAA Division 2 (Southwestern Oklahoma State University), NAIA (USAO), and JUCO Levels (Blinn College and Carl Albert State College) as well as high school. Coach Peterman just felt that fellow coaches, especially young coaches, need to constantly work on their “game,” just like the basketball players that we coach. We as coaches need to improve ourselves