As a first time coach, it is normal to want to jump in and teach beginner basketball players a wide range of basketball plays. However, it is important to remember that the younger the children, the simpler those beginner basketball plays will need to be because they cannot remember complicated plans and plays. Stick to the basic routines of lining up and of switching positions as the ball is worked up & down the court. Leave complicated zigzag patterns and things like these to older basketball players who may be able to remember them more readily.