The OPEN Basketball Nation is a group of people from around the world who have made the choice to use basketball as a way to enjoy physical activity with friends, build a habit of perseverance, seek ways to help others, and cultivate a culture of gratitude.

Welcome to the OPEN Basketball Nation.                                 #OPENBasketballNation

The foundation of this movement is a student/player journal designed to help young people reflect on their actions and attitudes in a way that promote positive self-talk and a culture of gratitude. Nine guided reflections can be used by physical educators and coaches who understand that building culture through sport must be purposeful and planned. The student journal is based on the Believe in You video series produced to build a culture of self-confidence and a community of support within your school.

Download the journal here…

Student Social and Emotional Reflection Journal [PDF, WORD] Believe in You Video Library [LINK]

OPEN Basketball National

Basketball Teaching Resources

WIN an OPEN Basketball Nation Backpack!!!

Join us on Twitter with the hashtag #OPENBasketballNation and post pictures/stories of your class or team using OPEN Basketball Nation resources to develop skill, character, and a culture gratitude. All posts from January 17 – January 31 using the hashtag will be entered to win 1 of 2 Nike backpacks with the OPEN Basketball Nation embroidered logo.

Be sure to tag and follow @OPENPhysEd. Winners will be notified via Twitter and Twitter DM.

Note to coaches and teachers…

The resources on this site will be updated monthly each year from November though March. All downloads require a FREE membership to This allow us to protect our content, keep the site safe from spammers, and provide you with email announcements.

Coaches, please look around and visit all of the resource links available through Many activities can be modified across grade levels and content areas.