Having a Philosophy of Coaching is an important beginning to a successful coaching career. I based my philosophy on four principals:

  • A Strong Defense
  • Offensive and Defensive Rebounding
  • Transition - Offensive and Defensive
  • Good Shot Selection

    If you have a question or topic of discussion for Coach Battenberg, please submit it through the "Ask Coach" link.



 Clinic Notes and Handouts

For those that could not attend my recent coaching clinics on Defense, Offense, Rebounding, and Practice Organization, I am offering some of the many handouts I used. If you are interested in any of the following, contact me on the "Ask Coach" link and I will email them to you. Just let me know which one(s) you are interested in and I will send them off.

Defensive Philosophy

Tips to Successful Defensive Strategies

Suggestions to Improve Your Team's Rebouding

Rebounding Notes

What Good Coaches Need to Do

10 Keys to a Good Offense

Handling Full Court Pressure



5 Ps

The Perfect Game

Goal Setting

Team Brotherhood

Press Offense

Weight Training


"Basketball can sometimes be a game of luck and if you don't have a good post player,
you could be in for some bad luck."  Coach Battenberg