No coach wants to think of their players getting injured on or off the court. It can be heartbreaking to see a player with a lot of promise sidelined for any length of time due to a sprain, strain or more severe injury. You need to be aware, however, that as a sport, basketball does carry with it some inherent risk.
There can be injuries caused by interaction with other players (such as two players colliding mid-court after trying to get to the ball), or potential problems caused by a pre-existing health condition.
Different areas and organizations will have separate requirements for their team coaches in terms of first aid certification. However, there is a moral, if not legal, obligation for you as a coach to be familiar with the techniques needed to treat the injuries that may come up during a practice session or a game.
- FIBA – Coach Svetislav Pesic: Pick & Roll Defense
- FIBA – Coach Zeljko Obradovic: Pick & Roll Offense
- FIBA – Coach Kennedy Hamilton: Teaching Fundamental Drills
- FIBA – Coach Clinic Live Recording
- Review: Coach Godwin’s 80/20 Scorer 3 Disc Set
- A quick heads-up: Coach Dodson’s Link List
- How Coaches can influence Referees
- Someone You Ought To Know: Renee Jimenez
- Someone You Ought To Know: Nikki Caldwell
- How not to be an annoying Sideline Parent