Coaching Youth Basketball

Coaching Youth Basketball

Paperback Coaching Youth Sports Series

By (author) Asep

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  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 168 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 254mm x 11mm | 367g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Champaign
  • ISBN 10: 0736064508
  • ISBN 13: 9780736064507
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 16 black & white illustrations, 88 black & white halftones
  • Sales rank: 637,791

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The fourth edition of "Coaching Youth Basketball" stresses fun, safety, and effective instruction, helping you create an environment that promotes learning, helps your kids enjoy their basketball experiences, and motivates your athletes to come out year after year. Numerous coaching books present the skills and drills of basketball. But here's a book that teaches you how to convey these skills to your athletes in an engaging and positive manner. "Coaching Youth Basketball's" focus on teaching offensive and defensive skills through game like activities sets it apart from the current lineup of basketball coaching books. And, it's the only one written with the expertise of USA Basketball's Don Showalter. The fourth edition includes new activities and age-specific coaching tips that are sure to jump-start your practices, all in a reorganized format geared for sequential learning and quick reference. The expertise of USA Basketball combined with essential coaching skills like communicating with parents and officials, motivating players, and preparing for games and practices make this book a must-read as you prepare to meet the challenges and enjoy the rewards of coaching young athletes.

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The American Sport Education Program (ASEP) is the most widely used and respected sport education programme in the United States and the world. ASEP's mission is to help improve the sport experiences of all youth athletes by providing quality instructional resources, workshops and courses for coaches, officials, administrators and parents. ASEP strives to spread its philosophy of "athletes first, winning second" by providing the necessary tools to help put that philosophy into practice.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Stepping Into Coaching, Chapter 2. Communicating As a Coach, Chapter 3. Understanding Rules and Equipment, Chapter 4. Providing for Players' Safety, Chapter 5. Making Practices Fun and Practical, Chapter 6. Teaching and Shaping Skills, Chapter 7. Coaching Offense, Chapter 8. Coaching Defense, Chapter 9. Coaching on Game Day, Chapter 10. Developing Season and Practice Plans