Is it good to lose in youth basketball?

Obviously no one likes losing, but did you know it could actually be a sign that things are going RIGHT for your youth team?

As a youth coach, your primary job is to lay the foundation for your players' long-term development and success. Sometimes, that requires patience for the fundamentals to "click."

Sure, there are shortcuts like getting the ball to your best player every time down the floor or swarming the ball with 2-3 defenders... But even if those strategies work in the short term, your players will be developing all the wrong habits that negatively impact their progression.

I delve into these somewhat controversial thoughts in this week's article.

If you want to read about:

  • My opinion on the most important fundamentals to teach your young players to set them up for maximum long-term success
  • How to create a winning culture and mindset even if your team is struggling mightily
  • When you can expect to see a payoff for coaching and practicing the "right" skills
  • And a whole lot more

Then check out the article HERE: "Why A Great Record Doesn't Always Equate to Great Coaching in Youth Basketball"


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