Coordination - Pass and cut
Everyone’s coordinator

One of the most ungrateful figures in basketball is the person who acts as coordinator. In this role you have to learn to deal not only with the players and parents (at a different level than the coach), entities, institutions, etc. You have to take into account the interests of children, parents and the club and these do not always go hand in hand. The priority must always be clear: children are the ones we must protect at all times. They must always have priority over profits and be the last to be harmed.

 

 

 

 

 

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Juggling Coordinator

On the other hand, it is impossible to be able to respond to the individual needs of each family without encountering contradictions (time incompatibility, more or less competitive vision of the sport, commitment …). While we must always find solutions, it will often be time to live with a critical sector from the stands. At the club level, we must do our best to maintain and guarantee the philosophy and line of work we have set. But always taking care of the players and maintaining their priority in protecting their interests. Although sometimes they don’t match what they want (this is an important point where, having enough experience to see the difference, can help a lot in developing a good program and training boys and girls properly).

Surround yourself with like-minded people

A coordinator must take charge of managing a coherent line of work in the construction of the players, throughout the seasons he is within the club and as he burns stages in the different categories.

Another task of coordination is to train and find coaches who are able to follow the established line of work and who at the same time can train the players in the most appropriate way. It is not an easy task because given the current legislation, many highly trained coaches with a long track record and experience are tied without margin. They often cannot sign contracts that are incompatible with their main professional job. However, coordinators need to find younger but less prepared people and train them, hoping not to miss them when they start higher education or jobs that limit their schedules.

 

 

 

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Forecast of equipment and schedules

At the end of the season and before the summer holidays start, we need to be able to schedule the teams we will have next season. Also the training schedules and tracks, where I personally always try to have a minimum of three (3) days of weekly training and from one hour to an hour and a half in duration. This time is more than enough to properly develop the players, assuming that and will have to be unable to come one day out of the three days assigned. Then we will find solutions so that you can achieve the requested schedules, either by training with another team to compensate or, at best, adjusting schedules so that everyone can be there. The latter option is complicated due to the number of teams that are usually in a club and the difficulty of finding the ideal space for everyone.

To all this we must add the bureaucratic work involved in collecting data from players and members of the technical teams. In addition to the preparation of the federal files, the management of postponements and time changes, etc. So far we would have the basic work that cannot be missed throughout the season. And even more can be done, more can always be done. Personally I am one of those who think we have to offer beyond the basics to all teams. This includes extraordinary activities, tournaments, outings, clinics…

 

 

 

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In relation to the tournaments, I think they are the ones that the players will remember the most once the season is over and in the future. Finding a suitable tournament for the team is not always easy although there are many, you have to find the information. That is why I have opened an exclusive section here to talk about the most interesting ones, in my opinion. I will try to add more over time to offer a good handful to anyone who is interested.