The I.D.E.A.L. Coaching Philosophy
Alley-Oops Coaching Philosophy emphasizes both life skills and basketball. We
are committed to the I.D.E.A.L. Coaching Philosophy which helps our coaches develop
passion, leadership skills, confidence, enthusiasm, basketball skills, sportsmanship, and great communication skills in players of all levels. These are the qualities Alley-Oops dedicated and trained coaches bring every time they step on the court:
- Inspiration: Alley-Oop coaches commit to inspiring players, because we know players
develop their basketball and life skills the furthest when they are engaged and
committed. This is the leading feature of our programs and therefore the first ingredient
in the IDEAL philosophy.
- Dedication: Our coaches show players how to dedicate themselves to finishing what
they start. By emphasizing dedication in our training, we ensure that our coaches do
more than just “show up” to coach. They are continuously engaged, proactively looking
to improve everyone’s experience.
- Effort: Alley-Oop rewards anyone who makes a genuine effort, which inevitably leads
to stronger skills development. Every player gets a fair chance and is appreciated for
their efforts first.
- Attitude: Our coaches demonstrate a positive attitude through their verbal and non-
verbal communication cues. Players emulate them, learning to demonstrate a positive
attitude through their actions which ensures a positive experience for everyone.
- Love: Alley-Oop is committed to developing the love of the game and modeling
respectful, compassionate behaviors in players both on and off the court. Our coaches
are taught to help players feel safe, respecting themselves and others, and checking
egos at the door.
Alley-Oop classes also help players execute skills consistently in drills and live situations. (Read more about our I.D.E.A.L. Training Method here)
Our classes teach kids that what they practice on the court will help them develop the resiliency they need to take with them off the court. As a parent or coach, you will get more enjoyment watching your kids develop with Alley-Oop Basketball!