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The following files are ones I have used over the years to help save time or keep track of records throughout the season. Shot charts are an excellent analytical tool. The score sheet allows the coach to present a lineup before the game starts that looks professionally done and saves him or her the time needed to list the players' names and uniform numbers. The files are provided in their native format, ie Excel as well as in Adobe .pdf format. If you have a file you would like to donate to other coaches or have a suggestion for a new tool to be available, email sjordan@alaskalife.netand we'll post it here.

Most users... right click on the file you want, then select "Save Target As" and you'll have the chance to save it to your computer.

Right click here to get a free basketball statistics program by Coach Steve MacKinney. Revised 6/14/03!

Right click here to get the installation instructions.

NEW! American Sport Education Program offers online coaching certification. Also, look at the downloadable documents to help you organize tournaments, conduct coaching clinics and provide sports orientation for parents.

FREE Coaching Tools:

       Simplified Scoresheet (MS Excel)

Scoresheet (MS Excel) 

Scoresheet (.pdf postscript file)

Shot Chart (.pdf postscript file)

Revised Shot Chart (.jpg file)

Basketball Court Diagram (.pdf)

Coaching Evaluation Form

Player Evaluation Chart

Liability/Medical Release Form

Sponsorship Appreciation Letter

Parent Thank You Letter 

Letter to Prospective Players and Parents

Another Pre-Season Letter 

Player Contract - 4th Grade Team

YMCA Rules of Procedure


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