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Evaluate Your Basketball Program

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Evaluate Your Basketball Program

The time in between seasons is a good time to reflect on the past year and evaluate your basketball program. Some questions to ask yourself: What worked well for you this year? Why? What wasn't as effective as you had hoped? Do you need to adjust it? Your roster and your opponents will change. Some new rules in your area may be instituted. Is what you are doing suited to the type of players that you have? Are you preparing to play against the "best" teams around?

Always remain open to change. If you find that your philosophy or style is proving increasingly less effective, refusing to adapt will only cause you and your team frustration. Go to clinics, read books, attend other teams' practices, and talk to coaches about different styles and methods. After this research, you may find that your methods need some fine-tuning in order to better fit your present personnel and competition. If you make that discovery, act on it!

Don't change just for the sake of change. "If it isn't broke, don't fix it!" But if you can find a way to "build a better mousetrap," then by all means, go for it!



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