Basketball Coaching and Training

Bob Mims, CPA Basketball Coaching/Training Page

For Bob Mims, CPA, being a father to his kids is one of the most important roles he feels blessed to have. He supports his kids in all their endeavors, and as a matter of fact, he isn’t just their biggest cheerleader when it comes to their basketball games, he even coaches his skids’ basketball team on the side. Read more from Robert Mims, CPA below.

One of the highlights of my week is teaching my kids’ basketball team. No matter how busy I am, or how hectic my schedule is, basketball training time is sacred for me. I make sure to never miss a training session with my kids’ basketball team. On the rare occasion that my role as Bob Mims, CPA takes full hostage of my schedule and I can’t get out of my commitments, I make it a point to make up for the session that I missed. That’s how important my kids are to me—and their friends from the team as well.

When you get into any sport, you learn about discipline, patience, responsibility, and most of all, sportsmanship—losing and winning with grace and humility. In this page, I’d like to focus on coaching and training tips for basketball, particularly for youth teams. The tips I will be sharing here are for both coaches and players.

3 Key Points to Remember About Coaching

Most of the time, the mindset of a coach is to develop a winning team. While this is well and good, it shouldn’t be the core around which your coaching philosophy revolves, especially if you’re coaching a youth team. When I am Bob Mims, CPA, I tend to be rather stoic because I deem it necessary to remove any sentimentality when it comes to dealing with problems at work. But when I shift from Robert Mims, CPA to simply Bob, dad, and coach, I become more open and, I’d like to believe, fun. This brings me to my first point about coaching:

1. Have fun

For me, the point of getting into any sport, first and foremost, is to have fun—to enjoy what you’re doing. Don’t be too stiff and strict of a coach that you take the fun out of the game. Let the kids play and have fun while you’re coaching them. They may absorb more knowledge that way—and thank you for it too. When the kids know that training sessions are a fun learning experience, they will look forward to it each and every time.

2. Practice positivity

Your team will not come out the winner in every game, and one of the hardest lessons to teach is staying positive despite the losses. A positive attitude helps you overcome obstacles much easier than navigating through life with a negative mindset. Having a positive mental attitude has helped me in so many ways when I am in my role as Robert Mims, CPA. Help your kids develop the same.

3. Sportsmanship

I cannot emphasize the value of sportsmanship enough. Basketball is a contact sport for one, which means that when you practice, your kids will be accidentally hit, tripped, nudged or elbowed. The immediate reaction would be to push or hit back or take “revenge” in other forms. A true sportsman respects everyone, is quick to apologize, does not gloat or brag in victory and holds no grudges in defeat. Teach your kids about sportsmanship. It will not only help them on the court; it will help them in life.

Stay tuned for more basketball tips from Bob Mims, CPA.