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Provides the reader with coaching hints that highlight the key aspects of coaching basketball. The book includes unique strategies and tactics that have proven successful on and off the court, and also addresses the rapid changes in the sport that challenge modern day coaches. Current and future basketball coaches in schools, universities, camps, community centers, and boys and girls clubs.
Overview of this book.
How this book is organized.
Explanation of drawings and diagrams within the book.
1. Understanding the Sport of Basketball.
The Changing Face of the Sport of Basketball.
The Current Basketball Scene in the United States.
The Art And Science of Coaching Basketball.
Being Successful as a Coach.
Developing a Particular Style or Approach to Coaching.
Developing a Philosophy of Coaching.
Three Distinct Styles of Coaching.
Decision Making by the Coach.
Sources of Coaching Information and Knowledge.
The Defensive Side of Coaching Basketball.
General Comments about Defense.
Decisions Concerning Defenses.
2. Quarter-Court Zone Defenses.
Reasoning Behind the Resurgence in Zone Defenses.
Types of Zone Defenses.
Special Combination of Stunting Quarter-Court Zone Defenses.
When to Use Quarter-Court Zone Defenses.
Common Advantages of Quarter-Court Zones.
Common Disadvantages of Zones.
Strengths and Weaknesses of Specific Zone Defenses.
Similarity of all Quarter-Court Zones.
Two Primary Methods of Attacking Zones (Susceptibility of All Zones).
Countering the Two Primary Methods of Attacking Zones.
A Stationary 1-2-2 Zone Defense.
The Match-Up Zone Defense.
Initiating the Match-Up Zone Defense.
Concluding Comments about Quarter-Court Zone Defenses.
3. Man-to-Man Defense.
Arriving at an Appropriate Man-To-Man Defensive Strategy.
Extent of The Defensive Pressure.
Location of Defensive Pressure.
Trapping Or Double Teaming From The Man-To-Man Defense.
Essential Ingredients of Man-To-Man Defense.
Individual Defense: Man-To-Man Principles.
The Defensive Stance and Position When Guarding The Ball.
Team Defense: Man-To-Man Principles.
Position Defense: Man-To-Man Principles.
Defending Against Screens.
Concluding Comments Regarding Man-To-Man Defense.
4. Zone Presses.
The Half-Court Zone Presses.
Full Court Zone Presses.
Concluding Comments About Zone Presses.
The Offensive Side of Coaching Basketball.
One Has To Score To Win.
Essential Ingredients for an Effective and Efficient Offensive Series.
Recognizing the Type of Defense Being Played.
Types of Offenses Based on Defensive Attacks.
5. Attacking Zones.
Attacking The Regular Zone Defense.
The Four Cardinal Sins in Attacking Zones.
The Inside Zone Attack Offense.
The Spread Zone Attack: The 1-2-2.
An Offense Equally Effective against All Zone and Match-Up Attacks.
Stunting Moves by the Offense.
Overhead Passes against Zones.
6. Man-to-Man Offenses.
Principles of Man-to-Man offense.
Screens: An Essential Element of any Man-to-Man Offense.
Coaching Guard Play, Forward Play and Post Play.
Attacking the Defender's Front Foot.
The 2-3 Continuity Offense.
The Double Low Post Offense.
7. Combatting Presses—Zones and Man-to-Man.
Developing a Sound Plan to Counteract Presses.
Essential Principles in Attacking any Pressing Defense.
Attacking the Half-Court Zone Press.
Attacking the Three-Quarter and Full Court Zone Presses.
An All Purpose Press Breaker.
Attacking the Half-Court Man-to-Man Press.
Countering the Continuous Half-Court Man-to-Man Press.
A Regular Offense that Doubles as a Half-Court Press Breaker.
The Spread Offense against the Half-Court Man-to-Man Press.
Attacking the Three-Quarter and Full Court Man-to-Man Presses.
Anticipating Future Scenarios.
Preparing for Special Situations.
8. Strategies and Tactics for Special Situations.
The Fast Break: Success or Failure in the Transition Game.
Defensive Reaction to the Sideline Pass.
A Stunting Fast Break Tactic.
Getting Excellent Last Second Shots.
Stalling or Freezing the Ball.
Jump Ball Situations.
Special Stunting Quarter-Court Defenses.
Attacking the Special or Stunting Defenses.
Concluding Comments about Planning for Game Situations.
9. The Proper Use of Drills.
The Importance of Drills.
Selecting Appropriate Drills.
Components of Meaningful Drills.
Simple and Complex Skills.
An Example of a Single Purpose Drill: “Running the Lines.”
An Example of a Combination Drill: Piggy-Backing on Running the Lines.
A Realistic Free Throw Drill.
Breaking Down the Offense into a Series of Drills.
Typical Types of Drills Used in Practices.
The Alley-Oop Drill.
Tipping and Rebounding Drill.
Free Throw and Rebounding Drill.
“Pick Up the Hanky” (Ball) Drill.
“Cut Throat” Drill.
Concluding Comments about Drills.
10. The Psychological/Mental Dimensions of Coaching Basketball.
The Role of Motivation in Sport.
Motivating Tactics and Strategies.
Factors Associated with How an Athlete Learns, Improves, and Masters Physical and Cognitive Skills.
Factors that Facilitate or Hinder the Acquisition, Learning and Perfection of Physical and Mental Skills.
Concluding Comments about the Mental Side of Coaching.
Posted October 10, 2001
I have read many basketball coaching instruction books, but this one is outstanding. The depth and coverage of the strategies of the game are enough to use for any team. But, you have to be alert when reading it. There is a lot of detail. Also, some of the diagrams are hard to figure. But, hang in there. There is plenty to learn from.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.