Basketball Pre-Season Checklist

  • Balls:
    • Check for excessive wear, loss of “tackiness” and de-lamination
    • Check for proper inflation
  • Ball rack:
    • Make sure wheels swivel to protect the gym floor
  • Floor:
    • Make sure the court lines are clearly marked
    • Make sure all volleyball sleeve covers are properly secured
    • Have floor cleaning and sweeping products available for use before practices and games to insure a clean floor, free from dirt & dust, for player safety
  • Hydration:
    • Make sure all water bottles and drinking stations have been properly cleaned and sterilized
    • Make sure First Aid kit(s) are properly stocked
    • Have plenty of instant Ice packs available
  • Backboard:
    • Make sure edge padding covers all edges on the bottom or the board and the padding is not pulled away from the backboard
    • Make sure there are no cracks in the backboard
    • Inspect all cables, pulleys and winches and connection points for retractable backboards (this should be done by a trained individual (contact Anthem Sports if you need help with this inspection)
    • Make sure all appropriate moving parts are properly lubricated
  • Rim:
    • Replace bent or non compliant rims
    • Inspect all net attachments for broken pigtails or wire inserts
    • Lubricate breakaway goals as necessary
    • Insure proper  tension on breakaway goals
    • Replace nets as necessary
  • Wall Padding:
    • Make sure all padding is properly secured to the wall
    • Replace or repair tears or high wear spots
  • Make sure there is sufficient padding underneath each backboard.This should be least 12’-20 ‘ long
  • Scoreboards:
    • Ensure that your system is functioning with visual display, controls and horn.
  • Coaching:
    • Insure you have adequate training aids (some of the most popular)
      • Speed & agility ladder
      • Weighted basketball
      • Heads-Up dribble glasses
      • Body shield (pad)
    • Stock up on coaching supplies
      • Whistles, coaching boards, scorebooks, scrimmage vests etc…
    • Develop a practice and plan and schedule
    • Develop a fitness routine