To be #1, your team has to play as one How many times have you heard, "There is no I in team"? Still, U.S. basketball continues to be dominated by individual play, which has led to a number of embarrassing upsets on the world and Olympic courts. From middle-school to the NBA, there are no championships without teamwork--and there's no teamwork without good coaching. Get away from the flash and start building your successful team today with this one-of-a-kind, step-by-step guide that helps you to: Communicate the core values of integrity and respect Create a vision statement Recruit team players Develop trust and unity with a buddy system Inspire your players to embrace teamwork Get your five defenders working as one Master winning offensive plays that utilize the whole team And more
Success in basketball comes from a player's ability to consistently execute the fundamental skills of the game and also from the coach's ability to coach and incorporate these skills into their training programmes. Basketball Coaching is a vital resource for current and aspiring coaches, covering the essential skills needed to successfully coach and develop players. The book provides guidance on skills and techniques training, tactical training and physical and psychological preparation for each individual position. It also covers elite level coaching skills, such as performance analysis and talent identification, which can be used at all levels of the game. The book also uniquely discusses the place of coaching within the context of the organizational structures involved in managing the sport of basketball at National, European and International level. The book is illustrated throughout with diagrams to explain all drills. Comprehensive and accessible, this book is the ideal tool for coaches wanting to develop a better understanding of this dynamic sport and how to coach it effectively.
So you’re thinking about volunteering to coach youth basketball? Great! You’re in for a fun, rewarding experience. Whether you’re new to the sport and looking for some guidance or you’re a seasoned coach hunting for some fresh tips, Coaching Basketball For Dummies will help you command the court with confidence. Each friendly chapter is packed with expert advice on teaching the basics of basketball—from dribbling and shooting to rebounding and defending—and guiding your kids to a fun-filled, stress-free season. You get a crash course in the rules and regulations of the game, as well as clear explanations of what all those lines, circles, and half-circle markings mean on the court. You’ll assign team positions, run great practices, and work with both beginning and intermediate players of different age groups. You’ll also see how to ramp up your players’ skills and lead your team effectively during a game. This book will also help you discover how to: Develop your coaching philosophy Understand your league’s rules Conduct a preseason parents’ meeting—crucial for opening the lines of communication Teach offensive and defensive strategies Keep your kids healthy and injury-free Encourage good sportsmanship Make critical half-time adjustments during a game Help struggling players Address discipline problems and handle difficult parents Coach an All-Star or Travel team Complete with numerous offensive and defensive drills and tips for helping your kids relax before a game, Coaching Basketball For Dummies is the fun and easy way to get the score on this worthwhile endeavor!
In basketball, as in most sports, a large part of a coach’s responsibility is to prepare his or her team for games. Yet, little time in practice is typically devoted to readying the players and coaches for specific game situations. For instance, what are the various ways to use dead ball moments to maximum advantage? What adjustments should be made to launch a comeback in particular circumstances? When is it favorable to purposefully miss a foul shot? In Odds-On Basketball Coaching: Crafting High-Percentage Strategies for Game Situations, Michael J. Coffino presents an innovative system for coaches to prepare for specific game scenarios. Coffino challenges coaches to think differently about what they emphasize in practice, placing greater value on preparing for recurring game situations, crafting strategies by assessing the odds, and creating a culture that elevates how players think about the game. Each chapter begins with an actual game scenario that illustrates the chapter’s content and includes discussions of notable college and professional basketball games in order to demonstrate specific points. Odds-On Basketball Coaching provides a framework for making game decisions beyond instincts and habits. It is intended, more than anything, to stimulate coaches and players to think comprehensively and realistically about how to approach games and practices, fostering an environment where everyone can more incisively make game-time decisions. While high school and youth basketball coaches will find this book most helpful, coaches at all levels will benefit from this novel approach to the game.
The Basketball Coach’s Primer is a resource of basketball ideas. It is written for coaches ready to review the principles and methods of the game before getting started with a new team, or for renewing coaches reviewing for the next season of basketball. Reviewing and renewing to gain greater understanding makes the game better for all the people of basketball. The basketball content or substance herein is not the authoritative “last” word but this study puts forward the important ideas for developing the players and the game at a fundamental level. This resource provides a synopsis of essentials, including a comprehensive outline of the basic maneuvers and processes for developing the skills and mobility of the players. A substantial quantity of relevant game-specific basketball applications are added to the mix of ideas for good measure. The Basketball Coach’s Primer also lays the basis for a more advanced game if needed.
Numerous coaching books cover the skills and drills of basketball, but very few hit on the tactical skills of the game—the situational decisions players and coaches make that often determine the outcome of games. That's where Coaching Basketball Technical and Tactical Skills, an American Sport Education Program (ASEP) publication, stands out. Written by Kathy McGee, the winningest high school girls' basketball coach in Michigan, in consultation with USA Basketball's Don Showalter, this book will prepare you to be a better teacher and tactician of the game whether you coach men's or women's basketball. Technical skills (such as dribbling, shooting, and rebounding) are examined in depth, as are the tactical skills (such as the give-and-go, backdoor cut, and trapping). More than 195 photos and illustrations bring the basic to intermediate skills to life, while sample season and practice plans will help you in your preparation. You'll find quick tips on how to detect and correct errors in both male and female athletes, cues they need to be aware of in various tactical situations, and key information they need in order to make the appropriate on-court decisions. Produced by ASEP and endorsed by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), this book serves as a resource for the Coaching Basketball Technical and Tactical Skills online course, a part of ASEP's Bronze Level Professional Coaches Education Program. Numerous state high school associations, colleges and universities, national sport organizations, and national governing bodies of Olympic sports use the Bronze Level in whole or in part to qualify coaches. The Bronze Level prepares coaches for all aspects of coaching and is a recognized and respected credential for all who earn it.
Prepare for a successful season with this easy-to-follow guide that walks you through the essential drills and knowledge every inexperienced youth basketball coach needs. Develop your team’s skills in practice and run effective plays to make the season rewarding and fun for you and your team.
Author: National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA)
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Category: Sports & Recreation
The Phoenix Suns’ Steve Nash shines in running the break, but how do his teammates know where to go to get open to receive his passes? Orlando’s Dwight Howard is a tremendous talent in the post, but how has he improved and added new dimensions to his game? And how is it that Utah’s Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer run the screen-and-roll as smoothly as Jazz legends John Stockton and Karl Malone did years before? Coaching. Yes, even in a league loaded with superior athletic talent, the teaching, tactical maneuvers, and strategies provided by NBA coaches are second to none. And as younger, sometimes less mature and less experienced players from all over the world have entered the league, those coaching skills are more diverse and better honed than ever before. Now NBA Coaches Playbook takes you into the practice sessions and sideline huddles with detailed Xs and Os and more from the game’s best at maximizing performance on the court. Let the likes of Phil Jackson, Mike D’Antoni, Avery Johnson, Stan Van Gundy, George Karl, Eddie Jordan, Mike Dunleavy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and many other head and assistant coaches provide you with new insights to benefit your own team and individual players. ContentsPart I: Individual OffenseChapter 1. Shooting Techniques Hal Wissel Chapter 2. Perimeter Moves Stan Van Gundy Chapter 3. Post Moves Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Chapter 4. Screens and Screen Plays Phil Johnson Part II: Team OffenseChapter 5. Attacking Offense Avery Johnson Chapter 6. Triangle Offense Phil Jackson and Tex Winter Chapter 7. Princeton Offense Eddie Jordan and Pete Carril Chapter 8. Flex Offense Ruben Magnano Part III: Fast BreakChapter 9. Fast-Break Principles George Karl and Doug Moe Chapter 10. Primary and Secondary Breaks Mike D’Antoni, Alvin Gentry, and Marc Iavaroni Part IV: Special PlaysChapter 11. High-Percentage Plays Lionel Hollins Chapter 12. Out-of-Bounds Plays Brendan Malone Chapter 13. Last-Second Scoring Plays Dave Wohl Part V: Individual and Team DefenseChapter 14. On-the-Ball Pressure Mike Fratello Chapter 15. Full-Court Pressure Jim O’Brien Chapter 16. Defensive Strategies Del Harris Part VI: Coaching EssentialsChapter 17. Productive Practices Lawrence Frank Chapter 18. Game Preparation Mike Dunleavy and Jim Eyen Chapter 19. Player Development Kevin Eastman Chapter 20. Player and Coach Motivation Scott Skiles and John Bach Chapter 21. Modern Conditioning Methods Rich Dalatri
Coaching Youth Basketball, Fifth Edition, will help you run organized practices as you develop your players’ fundamental skills. Written by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP), in conjunction with expert coach Don Showalter of USA Basketball, this book covers all aspects of player development that you need to know: • Preparing for and conducting efficient, age-specific practices • Teaching and developing skills • Providing a safe playing environment • Identifying and correcting errors in performance • Communicating with and encouraging players You’ll also gain court-tested tips on running your team; communicating with players, officials, parents, and other coaches; providing basic first aid; and keeping it all fun. The book contains drills and coaching tips that are sure to jump-start your practices and improve players’ performance. In addition, you receive many photos and diagrams to facilitate your understanding of the skills and drills. Ideal for coaches of players ages 5 to 14, the fifth edition of Coaching Youth Basketball will help you focus on long-term athlete development by creating an environment in which your players can learn, progress in their skill development, increase their understanding of the game, and, most important, have fun.
Basketball Coach Drills and Skills Planner Good coaches plan, teach and mentor. The task of teaching youth and children how todribble, shoot, and score is not an easy one but it is rewarding. You need to make a plan and an organizer can help you develop your plan of attack! This basketball coaches notebook features all you need to keep your team on the rightpath. Add To Cart Now and buy an extra to share with assistant coaches This basketball coaching notepad keeps all of your vital player information, roster, practice drills and plays right at your fingertips. Features: *Blank Calendar for you to write in games and practices *Blank basketball court pages to draw the plays for the games *Team Roster and Jersey Number *Game Statistics *Blank note pages Product Description: *8.5x11 *112 pages *Beautifully designed matte cover *High quality, heavy paper These planners are great gift ideas: Basketball Coaches Gift Back To School Gift Coach Thank You Gift Sports Banquet Coach Gift Teacher Appreciation Day Coach Birthday Gift and more Click on the author name CLD Coach Game Planners right underneath the title to view our great selection of trackers and journals for coaches.
David G. Faucher shares his successful "full-participation model" of coaching youth basketball in this Baffled Parent's Guide. Faucher, the head coach of the men's basketball team at Dartmouth College, covers creating good habits, offensive skills and defensive basics, dealing with parents, first aid and safety, and game rules.
Tall, powerful athletes surge toward the goal in the last seconds of a fiercely fought game, providing excitement to an arena full of basketball fans. Increasingly, challenging games like this are being played by women's college teams. With the passage of Title IX and the success of the WNBA (Women's National Basketball League), women's college teams have received more support and attention both from academic institutions and basketball fans. One of the primary reasons for the growing interest in women's college basketball is the dedication of the women who coach these student athletes to personal and athletic success. Women currently coach nearly 65 percent of the women's basketball teams in all divisions of the NCAA. Their commitment to their sport and to their athletes has resulted in a game and a generation of athletes unlike any other. This analysis of the role of women coaches in college basketball provides a detailed history of women's involvement in college sports, as well as insights into the work of the great women coaches of the past and present, all highlighted through interviews with some of the most important women coaches of today.