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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585187324
  • Publisher: Coaches Choice
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Pages: 187
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication 3
Acknowledgments 4
Foreword 5
Preface 9
Section I Developing Your Mental and Physical Game
1. Learn to Play the Percentages...A Skill Worth Learning 11
2. Becoming More Than a 1-Dimensional Player Gets You Playing Time 13
3. Develop Good Practice Habits: Get on Top, Stay on Top 15
4. Ten Tips to Help You Get More Playing Time: Things Coaches Really See to Which You May Not Be Paying Enough Attention 22
5. Increasing Your Hops: An Integrated Effort, Understanding the Basics of Plyometrics and Intelligent Workouts 26
6. Training for Team Tryouts 31
7. The Basketball Alphabet for Players 39
8. How to Become a More Aggressive (Assertive) Player on the Court 43
9. Ain't No Cure for the Summertime "Moves": Wolf's Law--Growth Occurs in the Direction of Applied Pressure 48
10. Staying Focused: Getting Results Through Concentration and Awareness 54
11. Repeatability is the Key to Becoming a Great Player 58
12. The Building Blocks for Making Good Court Decisions 63
13. Changing Your Speed and Rhythm: It's About Timel 67
14. Bringing It from the Bench: Will You Be the Difference for Your Team? 71
15. Taming the Energy in Your Basketball Skills: Are You Under Control? 77
Section II Developing Your Offensive Skills
16. How to Use the Dribble 84
17. Learn to Pass the Rock and Get a Game 87
18. Tips on Playing Without the Ball: Screening and Cutting 91
19. How to Get Your Shot Off Quickly: Combining Proper Technique with Shot Selection 95
20. Handling Defensive Pressure: Getting Comfortable with Aggressive Defense and Protecting Yourself 102
21. Dump It In to Win: Knowing How to Get the Ball Inside as a Perimeter Player and What to Do Afterwards Will Get You Minutes 106
22. Fast Break by the Numbers 110
23. To Shoot or Not to Shoot: That is the Question 116
24. Never Fear Pressure Again: Pivot to Avoid Trouble 122
25. Tradition Isn't Throwing Away a Perfectly Good Fast-Break Opportunity 129
26. Contributing to Team Offense as an Individual Player: Are You a Facilitator or a Hindrance? 135
Section III Developing Your Defensive Skills
27. Using Your Hands on Defense 141
28. Tips on Defending a Scorer 143
29. Be a Helper, Be a Winner: Learning Basic Tips Concerning How to Be a Good Help Defender and Teammate Without Committing Defensive Suicide 146
30. Steal the Show 150
31. Protect the Fort: Effectively Defending the Fast Break 154
32. Smart Pressure: It's All About Being in the Right Position 160
Section IV Developing Your Other Skills
33. Becoming Chairman of the Boards 165
34. Feetwork for Effective Post Play 169
35. Are You Lost in Space?: The Art of Effectively Utilizing Space on the Court 175
36. Getting Recruited: Steps You Can Take to Improve Your Chances 180
About the Author 187
About the Basketball Highway 188
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