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Volunteer as a Youth Basketball Coach

Aug 2, 2008
If you want to make a difference in the lives of young people, you should try coaching youth basketball. I did, and boy am I happy about the whole thing. There are many many places that will show you how to coach youth basketball, from charities to workshops to who knows what else.

I can tell you that I have been involved in youth basketball coaching for over a year now, and there has never been a more rewarding experience in my life thus far. You really should not take my word for it alone. You have to try youth basketball coaching to believe it.

Many of the kids we coach would have nothing to do after school without us. Driven by boredom or peer pressure they could start doing drugs or committing crimes. This may seem a bit of a stretch but it's a fact that kids who are not involved in organized activities are more likely to start doing illicit activities. Since many communities do not have the funding for such programs it is often up to local volunteers like us to fill in the gaps.

Thinking about all the positive influence you could have, why don't you coach youth basketball? There's no reason why you couldn't. Help make a difference in a bunch of kids' lives while getting you out of the house. Make the neighborhood a better place by single-handedly reducing drug usage and crime.

I did not know much about youth basketball coaching when I first got into it. I did not even have any training. I had to watch youth basketball coaching videos, and hustle to prepare for my first day as a coach. But boy was it worth it. I crammed in all of those coaching aids, and soon I was directing the team like a pro. Now that I am good at youth basketball coaching, I'll tell you a secret. With youth basketball coaching, it does not matter where you start, as long as you persist.
About the Author
Gary Pearson is an accomplished niche website developer and author. To learn more about benefits of youth sports visit Youth Sports for current articles and discussions.
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