Friday, September 5, 2008

Review of Basketball Coaching Forums

There are some great basketball websites to be visited out there on the World Wide Web (does anyone even call it that anymore?!). I personally love message boards because you can interact with many other coaches and get great information. Below is a list of basketball coaching message boards with a rundown of each. I have hyperlinked each heading to take you to the message board.

Yahoo! Coaching Hoops Message Board - This is one of the better ones I've found, my favorite one. Lots of very knowledgeable coaches who are willing to share their knowledge with others. The responses are usually pretty fast because each post on a thread gets e-mailed to everyone's Yahoo! e-mail account. The best thing about this one however, is that many of the topics go beyond the Xs and Os and get into things like motivation, player development, and other great topics. Has a small library of uploaded files as well which is nice. It is more of a close knit group than others it appears, coaches get to know each other a little more and more of a community atmosphere.

The Xs and Os of Basketball - Another great board and a VERY close second to the Yahoo! one. Another one that I don't think you can NOT have in your favorites and definitely have to visit every day.This board is more geared to Xs and Os (as the name implies), but still has some other good topics. Also, this board gets a lot of traffic and rightfully so, there is always something new to read. The other amazing feature of this site is that it has a section with TONS (and I mean TONS) of uploaded notes for you to download. Notes on every topic you can imagine and you can request ones that aren't on there that you want. It's an amazing basketball library. The guy that runs the site does a great job of constantly updating them. Must visit this site.

BasketballCoach.com - This site is a distant third. It gets a few posts every day and there is some good information, but not the traffic of the other too. Not a bad one though.

Winning Hoops - Used to be pretty decent, but has died down as of late. May pick up again once the season gets going. Gets a new post every few days, check it once in a while.

Well, those are the message boards that I know and use. If you are reading this and have other coaching message boards that you find useful, I would love to hear about them!

9 comments:

kidscoach said...

I like Chatterbox, which is less focused on High School coaching and more on the youth and junior high level, which is what I coach.

kidscoach said...

Forgot to include the url which is http://coachingyouthbasketball.net/chatterbox/index.php

Brian McCormick said...

check out The Cross Over Movement:

www.thecrossovermovement.com

Coach Peterman said...

Coach Carrier,

You are doing a great job. Let me know if I can help you out with basketball coaching clinic notes.

Coach Peterman

http://mensbasketballhoopscoop.blogspot.com/

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Coach McKinnis said...

Thanks for providing a reveiw of the different coaching forums. I would also be interested in the review of playbooks out there if you feel the need to change pace a bit.

Coach McKinnis
www.coachmac-basketball.com

Abeer said...

That's a neat list you have compiled.
I like to suggest one more site jumpinghigh.net which is a great place to learn about basketball and vertical jump training

Tonya said...

I would like to suggest the forum at Breakthrough Basketball

http://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/forum/

They have a staff of professional coaches, as well as the owners, and they are quick to respond and very knowledgeable.

CoachM said...

Great review, I would like to add:
www.sidelinebreak.com