Enjoying and imparting the game

YOUTH

COACHING

HANDBOOK

By Joe Crispin

“We need to foster that love for play and to teach the game in a way that increases their desire, that encourages their love for the game.”

As a college and youth basketball coach, my vision is to help players of all ages and abilities to play the game better and enjoy the game more. This resource is designed to help you do the same for the kids you coach this season.

This downloadable workbook is a 141 page PDF of Principles, Practice Plans for various ages, Drills, Activities, Events, Game Day Resources, & Support Materials. The goal is to help coaches develop players young players who really know how to play the game.

This resource is a great start for any youth coach or parent looking to gain a better understanding into the development of their kids.  This Youth Coaching Workbook is everything you need and more for a great season ahead!

The Latest From My Blog

Finally Published – Offense Wins

Believe it or not, this book was more or less complete 6 years ago. I wrote it before I coached in order to remember how I thought as a player. And in reading it again, I realize that I still agree with it! So I will be applying it as best I can in the years ahead. A...

Required Watching – In Search of Greatness

It is impossible for me to overestimate how much I enjoyed this movie/documentary/educational piece, In Search of Greatness. I think it should be required watching for every parent, coach, and player in sports today. Fantastic. Please watch!...

Playground Lesson #3 –

https://youtu.be/2OugwKLLYhc

Playground Lesson #2 – Calling Next

Calling "Next" on the playground taught us more than we realized. https://youtu.be/Mifk0Qq1kw8

2 Quick Lessons from the Quarantine

This is certainly an interesting time. Considering my grandmothers are quick to tell me that they have not seen anything like it, well, it is a very unique and, I dare say, historical situation. It is a time of suffering for many, so we should be sensitive to that....

A Break to Get Better

I hope everyone is doing well and staying smart during this interesting time of life. It is amazing how abrupt the change on so many levels. From a personal standpoint, being forced to stay put has forced me to enjoy more time than ever to connect as a family and to...

WTYB – #5 – The Best Gifts a Parent Can Give

When I hit February, it seems to me that the basketball season has flown by. It's always a good reminder than seasons are fleeting, but the lessons we learn in the midst of them will go with us into the years ahead. So it's wise to keep our eyes focused on what we are...

WTYB – #4 – The Foundation of Play

The heart of the basketball season always seems to get away from me a bit! I love to get lost in the game-to-game rhythm of the season. But I am back on track here for a quick thought regarding the youth season. Actually, I suppose it isn't a thought about the season,...

Play the game better and enjoy the game more.

About Joe CRISPIN

Joe Crispin

Head Coach
Rowan University

NBA
Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns

NCAA
Penn State, Big Ten 1st Team

High School
Pitman, NJ State Champions

Joe Crispin is the primary director for Crispin Basketball. He runs various camps, clinics, and club teams throughout the year. He also focuses his energy on our overall development philosophy and programs.

He enjoyed an extensive and successful playing career and is currently the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Rowan University.

In High School, he led Pitman High School to the Sectional Finals three years in an row and the 1997 State Championship. During his 1997 campaign, he averaged over 32 points per game, scoring over 50 three times. He was an All-south Jersey selection three years in a row, an All-State Group 1 first team selection for two seasons, and an All-State, All-Group 1st Team selection his senior year. He finished his career with 2,654 points.

 

At Penn State, he helped lead his team to the 2001 NCAA tournament and a ‘Sweet 16’ appearance. During his time there, Penn State also made the NIT Final Four twice and had a combined record of 72-55. During his career, he was a Big Ten 1st and 2nd team selection and ended his career with 1,986 points.

Professionally, Joe played his rookie year in the NBA, playing with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns. He also played in the CBA, the ABA, the USBL, Greece, Poland, Italy, Turkey, Spain, and Ukraine throughout his 11 year professional playing career. He was among the league leaders in scoring for 5 of those seasons and lead his Enel Brindisi team to the 2010 Legadue championship.

Joe is the head coach of the Rowan University Men’s Basketball team.  Prior to being named head coach, Joe spent two seasons as the assistant coach for both the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams at Rowan University.

Our Value

Crispin Basketball exists to help players of all ages and abilities play the game better and enjoy the game more. 

Everything we choose to do and how  we choose to do everything revolves around this simple aim: Play the game better and enjoy the game more.

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Fun is essential.

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Feel comes first...and second...and third.

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Diversity of experience.

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Player ownership.

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The Latest From Joe

Finally Published – Offense Wins

Believe it or not, this book was more or less complete 6 years ago. I wrote it before I coached in order to remember how I thought as a...

Required Watching – In Search of Greatness

It is impossible for me to overestimate how much I enjoyed this movie/documentary/educational piece, In Search of Greatness. I think it...

Playground Lesson #3 –

https://youtu.be/2OugwKLLYhc

Playground Lesson #2 – Calling Next

Calling "Next" on the playground taught us more than we realized. https://youtu.be/Mifk0Qq1kw8

2 Quick Lessons from the Quarantine

This is certainly an interesting time. Considering my grandmothers are quick to tell me that they have not seen anything like it, well, it...

A Break to Get Better

I hope everyone is doing well and staying smart during this interesting time of life. It is amazing how abrupt the change on so many...

WTYB – #5 – The Best Gifts a Parent Can Give

When I hit February, it seems to me that the basketball season has flown by. It's always a good reminder than seasons are fleeting, but...

WTYB – #4 – The Foundation of Play

The heart of the basketball season always seems to get away from me a bit! I love to get lost in the game-to-game rhythm of the season....

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