You've just volunteered to coach your child's youth basketball team. What do you do now? How are you going to run a practice? How are you going to teach the players the fundamentals of the game? How will you make your players better? Many parents who choose to coach a youth basketball team just wing it and use the knowledge they have gained from playing many years ago. This method usually shortchanges the players, even if the parent is well meaning. Many parents won't volunteer to coach their child's team because they cringe at the thought of dealing with a group of young children. A blueprint to coaching the fundamentals is necessary to being a good youth coach and having a successful season.