The FIBA Coaching Library is a free platform where coaches and basketball enthusiasts can find various tools to prepare practice sessions and learn more about the game itself. From basic tips for kids (in the Basketball for Young Players book) to detailed analysis of the most bitterly fought basketball games (under the Scouting Section), a wide range of content is provided. Below is an overview of the main features:
Drills and Exercises
The Training Section offers a number of practice drills and exercises to improve individual conditioning and strength. Each drill and exercise are comprised of text, computerized graphics, developed by the Sideline Sport program (www.sidelinesports.com FIBA’s partner), and video clips.
This platform also contains a scouting section where video scouting reports of all the national teams playing in various FIBA competitions, are available for the users.
FIBA Hoops coach
The library hosts the content of “Hoops Coach”, an educational programme combining theory and practice that promotes the game of basketball. High profile players, such as Aleksander “Sasa” Djordjevic, Alberto Herreros, Predrag Stojakovic, Mehmet Okur and Dino Raja, demonstrate various basic skills required in their respective positions and detail the secrets of their success.
Basketball for Young Players
FIBA partnered with several experts in coaching young players to comprise the content of this book. It is downloadable and available in five different languages.
FIBA Assist Magazines
The library also contains all issues of the FIBA Assist Magazine. Every issue is downloadable to allow coaches to refer to a number of technical articles and the featured coaches interview.
FIBA Approved Coaches
This section lists all of the coaches that have been graded at the highest level according to their National Federation standards.
Other links and FIBA.com news related to the coaching side of basketball are available on the FIBA Coaching Library. Its content is constantly updated and the amount and quality of the information is growing and improving every week.