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

Introductory Email – Washington Township Youth Basketball

Greetings everyone, My name is Joe Crispin. I am the owner and director of Crispin Basketball and the current head men’s basketball coach at Rowan University. We are very excited to serve you and your young players this season through our Coaching program.  Our...

Get Beneath the Game

We are often radically unaware of our own intellectual assumptions. In fact, it takes a lot of thought and reflection to clarify what it is we actually believe about things. It also typically takes a community. This includes what we believe about the game of...

Learning the Language

Below is an email I shared with the parents of our players in our fall half court 3-on-3 league. Hello everyone, We have one more week of our half court 3-on-3. We have enjoyed working with your kids and have learned plenty ourselves by teaching them. I wanted to...

Parental Anxiety

Youth soccer game today. 11-year-old ladies. No lie: the amount of parental and coaching anxiety present was disturbing. Naturally, it moved right off the sidelines onto the kids. Non-stop directions from the sidelines. And officiating (poor officiating). The actual...

Ingredients for a Good Practice

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Read John O’Sullivan

If you are involved in youth sports at all, it is wise for you to read John O'Sullivan on a consistent basis. His Changing the Game Project is right on the money. But here's a recent post I certainly enjoyed. Remember, too many youth coaches want to treat the kids to...

Announcing our 2019-2020 Partnership with the Washington Township Boy’s Basketball Travel Program

I am excited to announce our recent partnership with the Washington Township Boy's Basketball travel program. During the 2019-2020 season, we will engage in the hiring and training of head coaches for the boy's basketball travel teams. As always, our mission is to...

Fall Events in Context

Fall Events in Context Anytime we create a new program or enter a new season of the year, I go into re-evaluation mode. I start asking questions about all our programs. What is their place? Should they exist? Should they change? Are they best for the kids we are...

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An open letter to all our "Just Play" Camp Participants: Thank you for joining us for our 2019 Just Play Camp. We certainly hope your child enjoyed the week as much as we did!  I marvel every year at the improvement we see between Monday and Thursday. What often...

Final Thought for Summer League

I want to thank you for joining us this summer for our 3-on-3 and 4-on-4 leagues. I certainly hope you had a positive experience. Most of all, I hope your young player was able to connect with the fun and spontaneity of the game in a meaningful way. I love the game of...

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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Introductory Email – Washington Township Youth Basketball

Greetings everyone, My name is Joe Crispin. I am the owner and director of Crispin Basketball and the current head men’s basketball coach...

Get Beneath the Game

We are often radically unaware of our own intellectual assumptions. In fact, it takes a lot of thought and reflection to clarify what it...

Learning the Language

Below is an email I shared with the parents of our players in our fall half court 3-on-3 league. Hello everyone, We have one more week of...

Parental Anxiety

Youth soccer game today. 11-year-old ladies. No lie: the amount of parental and coaching anxiety present was disturbing. Naturally, it...

Ingredients for a Good Practice

This is helpful. Ingredients of a Successful Practice

Read John O’Sullivan

If you are involved in youth sports at all, it is wise for you to read John O'Sullivan on a consistent basis. His Changing the Game...

Announcing our 2019-2020 Partnership with the Washington Township Boy’s Basketball Travel Program

I am excited to announce our recent partnership with the Washington Township Boy's Basketball travel program. During the 2019-2020 season,...

Fall Events in Context

Fall Events in Context Anytime we create a new program or enter a new season of the year, I go into re-evaluation mode. I start asking...

The Need to “Just Play”

An open letter to all our "Just Play" Camp Participants: Thank you for joining us for our 2019 Just Play Camp. We certainly hope your...

Final Thought for Summer League

I want to thank you for joining us this summer for our 3-on-3 and 4-on-4 leagues. I certainly hope you had a positive experience. Most of...

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