In this section you will find useful information and advice to help you in your role. If you have come across additional material you think may be worthwhile for all, please share!
Certification Class Info
All coaches participating in WBA programs must complete the NAYS on-line coaching course - See
Coaching Youth Sports for information.
Helpful Websites for Coaches
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Helpful Books for Coaches
The Young Athlete: A Sports Doctor's Complete Guide for Parents by and Jordan D. Metzl, M.D. Carol Shookhoff
Coaching Youth Basketball: A Baffled Parent's Guide
By David G. Faucher (Nomad Communications)
Youth Basketball Drills by Burrall Paye
A Youth Basketball Coaching Guide by Danford Chamness
Coaching Youth Basketball: The Guide for Coaches & Parents (Betterway Coaching Kids Series) , by John P McCarthy Jr.
Basketball Basics by Howard Marcus
Coaching Girl's Basketball: From the How-To's of the Game to Practical Real-World Advice---Your Definitive Guide to Coaching Girls By Sandy L. Simpson
Basketball Skills & Drills by Jerry V. Krause, Editor
Youth League Basketball by Joe Williams and Stan Wilson
Coaching Beginning Basketball by Jim Pruitt
Coaching Kids for Dummies by Rick Wolff
Why Johnny Hates Sports by Fred Engh
Just Let The Kids Play: How To Stop Adults from Ruining Your Kid's Fun & Success inYouth Sports by Bob Bigelow
It's Just A Game! Youth Sports & Self-Esteem: A Guide For Parents by Darrell J. Burnett
Postive Coaching: Building Character & Self-Esteem Through Sportsby James Thompson
Court Sense-The Invisible Edge in Basketball and Life by George A. Selleck
How To Play The Game of Your Life: A Guide to Success in Sports by George A. Selleck
From The Bleachers With Love: Advice to Parents With Kids in Sports by David Canning Epperson and George A. Selleck
Good Sports: The Concerned Parents Guide to Competitive Youth Sports (The Art & Science of Coaching Series) by Rick Wolff
The Cheers and the Tears: A Healthy Alternative to the Dark Side of Youth Sports Today by Shane Murphy