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Basketball Coaching 101

Coaching basketball and youth basketball drills.

Basketball For Coaches

Just like players, we coaches need to constantly strive to improve our coaching abilities and knowledge of the game. That’s what this website is going to provide for you.


FlagSpin is a resource for the top FREE Flag Football plays, news, tournaments, strategies, tips & more for youth and adult!


The Basketball Blog with articles covering a myriad of topics on the subject of Basketball and Coaching.

National Council of Youth Sports

The NCYS is well-known for advocacy in promoting safe environments and healthy lifestyles for stronger neighborhoods and communities.

NFL PLAY 60 Challenge

The American Heart Association and the National Football League teamed up to create the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge. The Challenge is a four-week program that inspires kids to get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day in school and at home.

Nitty-Gritty Basketball

Basketball tips for coaching and players.

Positive Coaching Alliance

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes.


PowerBasketball offers information on coaching youth basketball and improving an athlete's skills.


Ref60 offers meaningful game management strategies and styles that have been practiced successfully by some of the officiating leaders in the game today.


Provides powerful educational tools: lessons, playbooks, videos, apps and more.

USA Football

Evolving and growing the sport of football, USA Football is setting the standards and best practices to advance coach and player development.

USA Softball

The USA Softball has many important responsibilities as the national governing body of softball in the United States, including regulating competition to insure fairness and equal opportunity to the millions of player who annually play the sport.


Action for Healthy Kids

To mobilize school professionals, families and communities to take actions that lead to healthy eating, physical activity and healthier schools where kids thrive.

American Heart Association

Part of a healthy lifestyle is staying physically active. Doctors say kids your age should be physically active for at least 60 minutes a day.

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy.


Since 1993, CANFIT has been at the heart of the movement to improve healthy eating and physical activity environments in low income communities and communities of color. From grassroots to government, CANFIT works with community-based and youth-serving organizations to identify local solutions and support the development of culturally competent policy and practices.


Whether you are a parent, youth sports coach, school coach, school professional, or health care provider, this site will help you recognize, respond to, and minimize the risk of concussion or other serious brain injury.

Choose MyPlate

MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future.

Coaching Healthy Habits Training

Healthy Kids Out of School offers this six-minute training video for youth sports coaches to teach their teams three healthy habits: Drink Right, Move More, and Snack Smart.

Culinary Schools

Health and Nutrition for Kids - Eating a balanced diet, exercising and starting each day with a positive attitude go a long way to keeping your body and mind healthy. Making wise nutritional choices is important whether you are a kid or an adult. How to make those choices is the challenge most of us face.

Family Nurse Practitioner Programs

Top 50 Mommybloggers for Family Health Tips

Figuring Out Food Labels

Nutrition labels tell you what's inside the food you're eating and list its parts.

Fresh for

The Sydney Markets Limited Fresh for Kids program aims to help school aged children achieve a healthy lifestyle by encouraging them to eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and by participating in physical activity.

PBS Parents - Food & Fitness

Made a resolution to eat healthier this year? Get the entire family on track with these tips and ideas.

Providing easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.

President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

The President Council's mission is to engage, educate, and empower all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition.

Safe Kids Worldwide

The important thing to remember about preventable injuries is that they are preventable.

United States Department of Health & Human Services

It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans.


Family First

Family Friendly Resources

I Love to Watch You Play

A place for parents seeking balance, sanity and an edge in the crazy world of youth sports.

LA84 Foundation

The LA84 Foundation funds youth sports in Southern California, trains coaches, and examines the role of sport in society.


Teams of Experts Safeguarding Student-Athletes. The Trusted Source for Sports Parents.

National Recreation and Park Association

National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks, recreation and conservation.

Special Olympics Southern California

Special Olympics Southern California enriches the lives of more than 24,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and their communities in Southern California through sports, education, and athlete health.