Simply Youth Basketball was started by Tim Wood, coach of the Andrews Wildcats, out of Andrews, NC, it has been a desire for many years to share the knowledge he has gained on the court, and working with the youth for 12 years with others. This endeavor began with the sole purpose of being able to provide helpful information to all the coaches out there who have ever been, or may still be, struggling to find what works.
Here's what Coach Tim had to say:
"I have been involved in coaching youth basketball for several years now, and I know exactly how it feels to be in that place where you just can’t seem to break through and see the results you are hoping for.
The league I have coached in has always been very competitive. Scores are kept, presses are run, and you had better come to play. My first two or three years were rough to say the least. I just couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong!
Was it me? Was it my team?
In my heart I knew it wasn’t my players, so it had to be me. But what was it I wasn’t doing?
I’m glad to say……..Now I know! And I want to let you know too!
It had nothing to do with what I wasn’t doing. It was what I WAS doing that was the problem. One evening it just hit me. What I had been attempting all along was nothing more than trying to get my players to do things that were simply too complicated for kids at the youth level to do.
Let me tell you….it was an eye opener! And it made all the difference in the world."
Occasionally you may have a special group of talented kids at this level. And if you do the sky is the limit. But in most cases you will have seasons where it just isn’t there. Maybe one or two, but not a team full year in and year out. This is where I learned the old adage, K.I.S.S……keep it simple stupid. And I’m glad I did!
For the majority of youth basketball coaches it just isn’t possible to run high school or college style drills and plays with these young people. Middle school players even have trouble adapting to these concepts. Let alone 7-12 yr. olds.
2009-2010 Andrews Mite Boys Basketball Team13-2 Record/Championship Runners-up
That’s why we have created this site!
As the name implies….our goal is to simplify your life as a coach by helping you keep it simple for your team. Do this and you will find that you, and your team, are on the fast track to success.
The tips, drills, techniques, and plays you find here will:
Increase your efficiency with practice time.
Make the game easier to understand for your players.
Make players more productive, greatly boosting their confidence and moral.
Make your team more competitive.
And enable your team to be more effective in game situations.
And last but not least…..Make your coaching experience much more enjoyable!
This is simply what Simply Youth Basketball is all about!Wishing you all the best!