Module 3: Problem Solving

Last updated: March 23, 2022

  Problem solving is one of the life skills that is developed through practicing basketball.

Important life skills as observation, taking initiative, ability to evaluate a situation, risk management, adaptability and resilience are part of the whole ability to solve situations successfully.

  In basketball as noted in various literature the concepts of teaching through example and with the emphasis on communication are on the rise and are proven to bring efficiency and positive results in the coaching process. That is why, the methodology used in this module is based on  best practices and case studies developed in the process of work of various successful academies, clubs, coaches and specialists in teaching basketball.

  Basketball coaching style and approach that is based on development not only on successful and high level athletes, but on retrieving the unique potential of each and every kid through interactive and open communication.

  • At the end of the training module players will:
  • – Be able to focus on target and observe complex situations;
  • – Take initiatives whenever necessary;
  • – Make choices and accept the result of the choices made
  • – Evaluate different options as they emerge
  • Apply effective risk management
  • Be teachable, adaptive and creative critical thinker
  • Be able to work towards the solution of a problem both individually and collectively



Development of observational skills/Vision on and off the court

Becoming better at basketball requires your ability to have vision on and off the court

Taking initiative/Confidence

“Confidence– with it you can, without it, you can’t.”


Responsibility involves making choices and then accepting the results of the choices that were made

Ability to evaluate/Awareness

There are three areas you need to master for basketball court awareness. You need to be aware of yourself, of your team/coach and aware of your opponent.

Risk management / Trust

In leadership, there are no words more important than trust


The dictionary defines resilience as “Able to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens.”


he quality of being able to adjust to new conditions is very important in  competitive sport

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