Fine Tuning Your Three-Point Attack [NOOK Book]


When the 3-point shot was introduced to the game of basketball it was a bit controversial. Today, the 3-point shot has not only become an accepted part of the game, it has changed the game. The 3-point shot has forced defenses to extend in order to cover the shot, creating better offensive spacing.

The penetration game has improved as a result, creating even more offensive...
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When the 3-point shot was introduced to the game of basketball it was a bit controversial. Today, the 3-point shot has not only become an accepted part of the game, it has changed the game. The 3-point shot has forced defenses to extend in order to cover the shot, creating better offensive spacing.

The penetration game has improved as a result, creating even more offensive opportunities. Players love the more open game and so do the fans.

Yet not every coach or every team has embraced the 3-point shot. Some coaches still struggle with how to integrate the shot into the team offense. It is no longer enough to simply space the offense behind the 3-point line as the defense has become more sophisticated in defending the shot and great 3-point shooters.

Fine Tuning Your Three-Point Attack offers 150 concepts to improve your team's 3-point offense, drills to teach offensive building blocks essential to a balanced and effective 3-point offensive attack. Nearly 200 diagrams and photographs are used to illustrate the concepts included in the book.

Also included are inbounds plays for the baseline and sideline, quick-hitters and secondary breaks for the fast break attack. Attack a zone defense is covered as well as concepts for basic offensive building blocks that can be incorporated into any offense to generate 3-point shots.

In addition to the offensive concepts included, Coach Sivils takes a look at the reasoning behind utilizing the 3-point shot, possible issues with the 3-point shot as well as the opportunities the tactics can create for a team.

What are coaches saying about Fine Tuning Your Three-Point Attack:

“Kevin Sivils’s books should be required reading for coaches! I’m always impressed by the shear number of solid, time-tested and thought-provoking ideas he presents, giving the reader a “one-stop shopping” resource. In Fine Tuning Your Three-point Attack he has great suggestions not only for coaching the shooter, but the concepts and drills you need to be aware of generate open looks from the arc. His section on quick-hitters, sideline and underneath OB plays alone are worth the price of the book, and will help you make the three-point shot an integral part of your offense!”

Coach Doug Porter – Head Women’s Basketball Coach Olivet Nazarene University – National Collegiate Scoring Champions

“His thought provoking approach makes for an easy read and will definitely stimulate thought and, most likely, change the way you go about coaching offense.”

Rusty Rogers – Two-time NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship Coach and Two-time NAIA National Coach of the Year

"Coach Sivils does an outstanding job of breaking down the individual components, skills, and base blocks of being an efficient and effective 3-point shooter, then putting the pieces back together to highlight the impact of the 3-point shot and how it continues to shape the game today."

Daniel Koutsis - Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Calumet College

“Coach Sivils clearly brings his experience in the game of basketball to his writing. He is a great teacher who acquire great gifts over the years and it’s great he wants to share those gifts with other coaches.”

Bill Reidy – Long time successful High School and AAU Basketball Coach

“Prolific basketball author Kevin Sivils provides another soup to nuts scoring guide. While at its core, offensive basketball is a game of cutting and passing, Coach Sivils helps players and coaches achieve their full potential SHOOTING the basketball. The three-point rule revolutionized basketball over thirty years ago, and "Fine Tuning" presents an advanced treatise on the benefits, limitations, and mechanics of enhancing your perimeter game.”

Ron Sen, MD, - Middle School Basketball Coach
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014483780
  • Publisher: A Southern Family Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/23/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 204
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

A 25 year veteran of the coaching profession, with twenty-two of those years spent as a varsity head coach, Coach Kevin Sivils amassed 464 wins and his teams earned berths in the state play-offs 19 out of 22 seasons with his teams advancing to the state semi-finals three times. An eight time Coach of the Year Award winner, Coach Sivils has traveled as far as the Central African Republic to conduct coaching clinics. Coach Sivils first coaching stint was as an assistant coach for his college alma mater, Greenville College, located in Greenville, Illinois.

Coach Sivils holds a BA with a major in physical education and a minor in social studies from Greenville College and a MS in Kinesiology with a specialization in Sport Psychology from Louisiana State University. He also holds a Sport Management certification from the United States Sports Academy.

In addition to being a basketball coach, Coach Sivils is a classroom instructor and has taught U.S. Government, U.S. History, the History of WW II, and Physical Education and has won awards for excellence in teaching and Teacher of the Year. He has served as an Athletic Director and Assistant Athletic Director and has also been involved in numerous professional athletic organizations.
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