978-0-87322-892-3 / 9780873228923

Coaching Youth Basketball


Publisher:Human Kinetics (Trade)



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An introduction to coaching philosophy, and to teaching basketball skills, this book contains 32 illustrated practice drills, with all the information needed to coach effectively. Step-by-step techniques are included, identifying each drill for beginner, intermediate or advanced players. The text provides a self-test for coaches to examine their basketball knowledge; it describes how to teach basketball techniques and strategies, and explains how to detect and correct the common errors young basketball players make; it outlines practice drills for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players, and illustrates basketball skills, tactics and drills, including footwork, ballhandling, shooting, rebounding, and defensive play. The book, which has been developed by ASEP, America's sport education programme, gives coaches advice on their major responsibilites, how to become an effective coach, how to communicate with young athletes, how to plan and teach sports skills sequentially; how to prevent and care for injuries; and how to protect themselves from legal liability.

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