Basketball Resources for Coaches

I thought it would be helpful to create a basketball resources page that you can always come to for all of your coaching needs. I’ll add to it as I come across more resources, and you'll find I'll reference this page from other pages if I think something here will help you on that topic. I recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. Enjoy!

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Basketball Resources for Coaches
My Most Recommended

These are the resources I must say have impressed me the most, and that I continue to return to season after season as resources I can trust to help me improve my players and teams.

Vertical Jump Program That Works

The Jump Manual is an excellent workout for any player looking to improve his / her vertical jump. The program is straightforward, comes with an online video library that explains every exercise, and the creator, Jacob Hiller, is quick to respond with any questions you email him. I highly recommend this resource to help your players improve their rebounding and explosiveness.

Championship Productions DVDs

Championship Productions makes some great coaching videos on just about every topic you can think of, and they have some of the biggest names in basketball coaching leading the tutorials - names like Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, Bob Knight, Pat Summitt, Kentucky's John Calipari, and Gregg Popovich. And a lot of titles that are aimed at the high school level featuring some of the best high school coaches in the world. If you want the visual element, and you want to watch how some great coaches put it together, check these out.


Derek Kellogg's eBasketballDRILLS is a good reference point for coaches of any level, with drills that suit younger players along with drills that help develop more experienced teams. Coach Kellogg provides well-organized and clearly explained drills that you can use to help develop all aspects of your team's game. He obviously understands a lot about the game, what works and what doesn't, and by the time you work your way through these drills, you will have picked up a good bit of that understanding as well.

Basketball Resources for Coaches
Books on Coaching the Game

Basketball Skills & Drills - 3rd Edition

by Jerry Krause

This is a great resource for finding a great many useful practice drills. A lot of focus on the basics.

Coaching Basketball Successfully - 3rd Edition

by Morgan Wootten

Wootten was a tremendous coach and does a first rate job here of discussing the tactics, the drills and plays he used to amass such a stellar lifetime record.

Basketball: Multiple Offense and Defense, Revised Printing

by Dean Smith

Dean Smith is a legendary coach, driving North Carolina to national championships and developing players like Michael Jordan and James Worthy along the way. There are plenty of books about and written by Dean Smith, but this one I have always found the best for teaching me how to organize and coach my teams.

Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success

by John Wooden

So many books out there on John Wooden and his philosophies and tactics while at UCLA, winning ten national championships. And those written by the man himself are probably the best. There's so much wisdom in them, I would suggest you read as many as you can, but this one is probably the best place to start.

Like I said, I will continue to update and add to these basketball resources as I find more, so bookmark this page and keep coming back to check out what's new.