Sean LeBeauf’s Blog

Youth Basketball Practicing Tips for Coaches

Depending on age groups, getting younger players on your youth basketball team to focus can be difficult. However, the time they spend with you in practice is the most formative of their young athletic careers. It is crucial to your team's success that their time in...

The Benefits of Basketball Camps

The Benefits of Basketball Camps

Basketball camps are organized events that are designed to help young players learn more about the game and improve their skills on the court. These camps are generally designed to hold a large group of players at every age and skill level, but there are also more...

Life Lessons Learned from Youth Basketball

Playing an organized sport provides not only good exercise for younger individuals, but it also builds character and provides instructive life experiences. Basketball is a sport that comes with instruction in several life skills. Learning How to Work with Others as a...

Networking as a Basketball Coach

Networking as a Basketball Coach

While technology has enabled us to learn more and access more research than ever before, there is still no real substitution for face to face, human interaction. No matter what line of work you're in, networking is often the difference between success and failure....

The Importance of a Team Identity

Great teams at any level of basketball all have their own identity. Whether we're discussing the "Showtime" Lakers, led by Magic Johnson, or the "Bad Boys" that were the Detroit Pistons with Bill Laimbeer stopping anyone who dared enter the paint, great teams have an...

Encouraging Players When Down at Halftime

Encouraging Players When Down at Halftime

In-game coaching is much more simple when your team is dominating the game. If you're going into halftime with a double digit lead, it’s easier and more natural to smile, laugh, and celebrate with your players. Let the squad know that they can keep doing what they're...

Building Self-Confidence in Players

Building Self-Confidence in Players

Maintaining a positive mindset throughout the ups and downs of basketball is crucial for players who want to see their game excel, and, perhaps more importantly, for those who want to continue having fun playing this sport. It’s easy to lose sight of the bigger...

Training and Conditioning Mistakes Off the Court

Like all sports, basketball requires a significant amount of practice, training, and conditioning in order to become successful. While there can be some instances in which a person possesses a certain amount of natural talent, it is rarely enough to become a skilled...

How to Excel as a Teammate

Teamwork is a central component of basketball. Without players working together on the court, games are not won, skills are not developed, and bonds among lifelong friends are not formed. Especially true for younger athletes today, being a great teammate may be...

Coach K’s Team-Building Strategies

Coach K’s Team-Building Strategies

Coach Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of the Duke Blue Devils Men’s Basketball team, is a coaching icon in the sports world. Approaching his 4th decade of coaching at Duke, ”Coach K,” as he has come to be known as, has enjoyed unparalleled success throughout his career....