Sean LeBeauf’s Blog

Placing Value on High School Basketball Coaching

A strong high school basketball coach is one who teaches his or her team how to play and then allows that teaching to manifest itself on game day through the players on the court. Waking up before school is the first start to conditioning, followed by staying later...

Basketball Camps and Their Family Benefits

Basketball camps are not only a great way for kids to meet other young athletes that may become their future teammates, but it also provides children with an opportunity to learn more about the game and improve their skills in the process. However, basketball camps do...

Inspiring Players on the Court and in the Classroom

As a coach, it’s important to always be inspiring and motivating your players. Coaching is just as important on the court as it is off. A player’s studies and classwork must also take priority in their life just as much as the sport. When coaching your players, there...

Leadership Lessons Learned from NCAA Coaches

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a nonprofit organization that regulates student-athletes throughout North America. Their main goal is to create opportunities and help students meet challenges. Students look to this society for coaching,...

Practicing Humility on the Court

Practicing Humility on the Court

Today, more and more professional basketball recruiters are placing a high value on humility when scouting potential players. A team of humble, selfless athletes is a common recipe for success in almost every sport, and it is a fairly collective mindset that signing...

Defensive Communication in Basketball

Communication in the sport of basketball is important for every single player on the court, especially on the defensive side of the ball. When you aren’t in control of the ball itself, it is vital that you and your teammates on the same page in order to effectively...

Improving as a Younger Athlete

Practicing is, obviously, the most important piece of the puzzle in terms of improving as a basketball player. Dedicated athletes will want to put in countless hours of work to improve things like their ball-handling skills, shooting form, free throws, and much more....

Inbounding Plays for Youth Players

Inbounding Plays for Youth Players

When you’re coaching young basketball players, it can be tricky to get them open for shots off an inbounds pass. I’ve found that the process requires you consistently practice inbound plays. These plays need to be simple enough that young players understand them, but...

Tips for New or Struggling Basketball Coaches

Coaching basketball is rewarding, fun, and, truth be told, rather challenging—especially for new coaches. Simultaneously leading players, encouraging them to perform at their best, helping them to improve, and guaranteeing that the team operates smoothly, amongst...