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Coaching and Control: Controlling Your Program, Your Team and Your Opponents / Edition 1
     

Coaching and Control: Controlling Your Program, Your Team and Your Opponents / Edition 1

by William E. Warren
 

ISBN-10: 0135762324

ISBN-13: 9780135762325

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135762325
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.16(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION xvii
PART ONE THE FOUR PHASES OF PROGRAM BUILDING 1(88)
1 BUILDING AND MAINTAINING A STRONG FEEDER PROGRAM
3(14)
BUILDING FROM THE TOP DOWN
4(1)
WORKING WITHIN AN EXISTING FRAMEWORK
5(1)
STARTING FROM SCRATCH
6(3)
OVERCOMING THE HARDSHIPS
9(1)
DEVELOPING PROGRAM CONTINUITY
10(2)
A MULTILEVEL APPROACH TO PROGRAM BUILDING
12(3)
MAKING YOUR APPROACH WORK FOR YOU
15(2)
2 RECRUITING: GETTING THE PLAYERS YOU NEED
17(16)
RECRUITING PRINCIPLES
19(6)
1. Be yourself
19(1)
2. Use every possible source in your search for potential athletes for your team
20(1)
3. Don't wait until just before tryouts begin to start recruiting
21(1)
4. Advertise your tryouts at least two weeks in advance
21(1)
5. Share your dream
21(2)
6. Be positive, upbeat
23(1)
7. The first year is always the hardest
23(2)
AN ANNOTATED SAMPLE PLAYER QUALITY PRIORITY LIST
25(8)
1. Loyalty
26(1)
2. Fundamental skills/athleticism
27(1)
3. Willingness to work hard without question or complaint
28(1)
4. Players who will make your job easier
29(4)
3 "SPECIAL" EFFECTS: MAKING YOUR TEAM ALL THAT IT CAN AND SHOULD BE
33(28)
THREE REASONS FOR LOVING YOUR PLAYERS
34(3)
Players who love the game
35(1)
Players who work hard
35(1)
Players who are loyal
36(1)
BUILDING TEAM UNITY: WORKING AND PLAYING TOGETHER
37(3)
YOU AND YOUR TEAM: CONTROL PRINCIPLES
40(3)
1. Control is neither good nor bad. It is inevitable
40(1)
2. To control opponents, you must first control your own team
40(1)
3. We're smarter than our players are
41(1)
4. We can't control how our players think, but we can control how they act
42(1)
WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
43(4)
Hard work as a unifying force
43(1)
Players keeping in touch
44(1)
Handling racism
44(1)
The exception to the rule
45(1)
Handling player disputes and other problems
45(2)
TEAM CONTROL PRIORITIES
47(14)
1. Control yourself
47(1)
2. Control your seniors
48(2)
3. Control your superstars
50(4)
4. Control your benchwarmers
54(7)
4 EFFECTIVE TEACHING AND PRACTICING
61(28)
TEACHING: CONCEPTS AND PRINCIPLES
62(19)
1. There is no one right way to teach
62(1)
2. Learning is a matter of doing something until it becomes a habit
63(2)
3. The only way to improve fundamental skills is through repetition and drill
65(4)
4. Concentration is a habit, not a talent
69(7)
5. To increase performance, increase the resistance
76(1)
6. Organized practices facilitate teaching and learning
77(4)
HINTS FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING
81(8)
1. Be patient
81(2)
2. Don't assume that players understand something just because they don't ask questions
83(1)
3. Keep it simple
83(2)
4. Don't let daily practices become a drudgery
85(4)
PART TWO THE NATURE OF CONTROL 89(36)
5 COMPETITIVENESS AND CONTROL
91(14)
COMPETITION
91(1)
CONTROL
92(3)
LEVELS OF TEAM QUALITY AND CONTROL
95(10)
Great teams
95(2)
Very Good teams
97(2)
Good teams
99(2)
Fair teams
101(1)
Weak teams
102(3)
6 INDIVIDUAL MODES OF CONTROL
105(20)
SPEED, QUICKNESS, AND AGILITY
105(6)
Improving speed, quickness, and agility
107(2)
Anticipation
109(1)
Speed as a controlling agent
110(1)
SIZE (HEIGHT/WEIGHT)
111(4)
Height
112(1)
Weight
113(1)
Size as a controlling factor
114(1)
ATHLETICISM/FUNDAMENTAL SOUNDNESS
115(6)
Athleticism
115(3)
Fundamental soundness
118(1)
Athleticism/fundamental soundness as controlling factors
119(2)
OTHER FACTORS
121(4)
1. Experienced/veteran players
121(1)
2. Depth
122(3)
PART THREE CONTROLLING OPPONENTS 125(96)
7 BLENDING PHILOSOPHY AND STYLE
127(20)
A QUIZ TO DETERMINE YOUR COACHING PHILOSOPHY
128(4)
If your score was 8-10 points
129(1)
If your score was 11-13 points
130(1)
If your score was 14-16 points
131(1)
ANALYZING THE QUESTIONS
132(4)
1. Assuming that your team will win: hold a Great team to a very low score, or outscore it?
132(1)
2. Which do you prefer: challenge opponents to beat you or keep opponents off balance?
133(1)
3. Among teams of equal ability: play conservatively or attack aggressively?
134(1)
4. Which offensive or defensive style: keep players within given play or let them be creative?
134(1)
5. Which is more likely to succeed: attacking opponents directly or maneuvering them out of position?
134(1)
6. Which is more likely to happen: losing through mistakes or winning through skillful play?
135(1)
7. How important is big-play capability?
135(1)
8. How willing are you to take risks?
136(1)
WHICH SHOULD TAKE PRECEDENCE--THE COACH'S KNOWLEDGE OR THE PLAYERS' SKILLS?
136(11)
Adapting players to a style of play
136(2)
Adapting playing styles to players' skills
138(9)
8 UNDERSTANDING STYLES OF PLAY
147(24)
AGGRESSIVE STYLES OF PLAY
147(7)
The strategy underlying aggresive play
148(1)
Prerequisites for using an aggressive playing style effectively
149(5)
CONSERVATIVE STYLES OF PLAY
154(7)
1. To use superior strength to overpower opponents with as little risk as possible
155(1)
2. To use the individual talents of superior players to full advantage
155(1)
3. To control the score against superior opponents
156(1)
4. To protect a lead, control the clock, or keep the ball out of opponents' hands
157(1)
5. To control our players' performances as a basis for controlling opponents
157(1)
6. To provide additional support in areas where you are weak or your opponents are strong
158(1)
7. To protect certain areas of the court or playing field
158(2)
8. To control the game tempo against faster opponents
160(1)
POWER VERSUS FINESSE
161(10)
Using power effectively
162(5)
Using finesse effectively
167(4)
9 RELATING STYLE TO STRATEGY
171(34)
WEAK TEAMS
172(4)
Focus on one day at a time
173(1)
Schedule as many Weak teams as you can
174(2)
GAME STRATEGIES WITH WEAK TEAMS
176(4)
1. Control the ball on offense
176(2)
2. On defense, prioritize points of attack; dictate to opponents
178(1)
3. Don't take chances against superior teams
179(1)
FAIR TEAMS
180(3)
Hiding weaknesses
181(1)
Playing styles
182(1)
BASEBALL STRATEGY--WEAK AND FAIR TEAMS
183(3)
Pitching
183(1)
Batting
184(1)
Baserunning
185(1)
GOOD TEAMS
186(8)
Winning the close games
187(1)
Strategies against superior opponents
188(2)
Playing styles--football
190(2)
Playing styles--basketball
192(1)
Playing styles--baseball
193(1)
VERY GOOD TEAMS
194(3)
Extended control capabilities
195(2)
A style to beware of
197(1)
GREAT TEAMS
197(5)
Getting your team "up" for weaker opponents
198(2)
Playing styles
200(2)
COACHING HINTS FOR GREAT TEAMS: THREE FOR THE ROAD
202(3)
1. Don't dwell on the fundamentals--but don't forget about them
202(1)
2. You can--and should--work Great teams hard in your daily practices
203(1)
3. Great teams respond to great challenges
203(2)
10 THE UNCONTROLLABLES
205(16)
THE LUCK FACTOR
205(4)
The two sides of luck
206(2)
Looking for the breaks
208(1)
CONTROLLING THE UNCONTROLLABLES
209(5)
Playing conditions--outdoors
209(2)
Playing conditions--indoors
211(3)
CONTROLLING THE GAME OFFICIALS (REFEREES AND UMPIRES)
214(7)
Problems with referees
214(1)
Traits to look for in good officials
215(1)
What you can (and cannot) do about poor officiating
216(1)
Understanding and using referees to your advantage
216(5)
INDEX 221

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