So basketball season is over and you want to reward the players on the youth team you coached for their hard work and fine play. No matter your budget, there are plenty of great basketball gifts for players. Just keep your eyes open and you won't have any trouble finding a gift that will make your players' day.
Buy them tickets to an NBA game. Do you live in a city with a major NBA team? If the home team isn't your players' favorite team, buy tickets for a game in which the team they like best is the guest. Remember: College basketball can very often provide the same level of excitement and inspiration at a price that isn't as steep.
Help them fine-tune their skills with a couple of sessions with a private basketball coach. They'll be able to focus on specific techniques and concerns that don't necessarily get addressed during team practice and gain perspective on what they have to offer as an individual. They'll be able to return to the team court with more practice, confidence and skills.
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Buy them basketball-related books. Many basketball players have written books about their journey to the big leagues. If your kids idolize one of these players, buy them his or her book. The stories of the struggles and successes will give young players something to compare their own experiences to and also give them some insight to the blood, sweat and tears that go into the journey to the top.
Buy them basketball gear. Athletic equipment is expensive, and any player would be grateful to receive clothes or accessories. Don't discount simple gear like air pumps or the basketball itself; these are the things of which the game is made. If the kids' net at home is weathered or torn, they would probably appreciate having it replaced.
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