Rule number one for youth basketball is that it should be fun. This means de-emphasizing wins and losses, eliminating pressure, and focusing on participation. In summer youth basketball and summerbeginner’s leagues, everyone’s a winner just by stepping onto the court. This should be your mindset for your beginning basketball player.
As the parent of a youth basketball player, it’s important to remember a few “no-no’s” in order to encourage child participation:
- Don’t forget the venue is important: Make sure you sign up a t a place that will really help your child develop in basketball. You want to make sure that all the fundamentals are being taught correctly.
- Don’t live vicariously through your child: Your child’s time on the court is his time to shine. It’s only fair that he establishes his own goals and interests while playing the game.
- Don’t pressure your child about playing well or following instructions: Children learn physical skills at their own pace. It takes time and patience to master physical skills and mental awareness on the court.
- Don’t dwell on mistakes or missed opportunities: It’s important to take advantage of any opportunity for encouragement, and to quickly forget about the mistakes so that your child will do the same.
- Don’t forget to celebrate the good times: During Summer basketball you can usually watch your child play during the summer camp. make sure when watching that you can celebrate the good times on the court can be anything: A made basket, good hustle, following instructions properly, or playing well with teammates. This will help boost your child’s confidence while playing Take advantage of the fun parts of playing basketball by celebrating them.
Basketball Summer activities is the best way for your child to only develop his skill through is free time but also keeps he/she physically fit and not in front of the computer all day. Enjoy summer basketball!