Top 25 Basketball Skills, Tips, and Tricks

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Lebron James dribbles around defenders before flying in the air for a thunderous dunk. Kobe Bryant watches the game clock tick down to one second before firing a game-winning jump shot. Would you like to play like a pro? Author John Albert Torres provides the skills you need to get you on your way to becoming a superstar. From shooting to passing and dribbling to defense; there are fun skills and drills to try with your friends, including tips and tricks from the pros.

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Lebron James dribbles around defenders before flying in the air for a thunderous dunk. Kobe Bryant watches the game clock tick down to one second before firing a game-winning jump shot. Would you like to play like a pro? Author John Albert Torres provides the skills you need to get you on your way to becoming a superstar. From shooting to passing and dribbling to defense; there are fun skills and drills to try with your friends, including tips and tricks from the pros.

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Children's Literature - Patricia M. Steelman
This title is part of a six-book series on standard American sports (other titles focus on baseball, football, gymnastics, hockey, and soccer) presenting twenty-five informative points in forty-eight pages. Brief paragraphs, boxes with facts, tips, or historical information, and photos of major stars or moves cover the basics of each sport. A one-page glossary of main terms, a short list of similar books, several Internet addresses, and an index complete the coverage. Basketball skills like shooting, scoring, defense, rebounding, dribbling, and passing comprise the first fifteen points of the twenty-five. Torres discusses difficulties for beginners like establishing a pivot foot. In "Playing Solid Defense" he explains how to block a shot without committing a foul. The next five points cover training and the mental aspects of the game while the last five are tricks and games like "twenty-one" and "steal the bacon" to improve skills in a fun way. This is the format for the series. The necessarily brief text is aimed at grades 4 and up but the description of moves needs more than a static photo. Sequential photos would better reinforce described action. Photos show a good variety of multiracial men and women players, pros, college teams, and young adults. If your library already has good books about learning basketball, this should be a supplemental purchase. For less cost and better explanations, see Basketball: From Tip-Off to Slam Dunkā€”the Essential Guide by Clive Gifford. Reviewer: Patricia M. Steelman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598453560
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Series: Top 25 Sports Skills, Tips, and Tricks
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 510,258
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Table of Contents

Shooting and Scoring 5

1 The Perfect Jump Shot 6

2 Getting Open 8

3 Inside Scoring 10

4 Free Throws 12

5 Practice That Sweet Stroke 13

Defence and Rebounding 14

6 Dominating the Boards 14

7 Grab That Ball 16

8 The Proper Defensive Stance 18

9 Playing Solid Defense 20

10 Defensive Drills 22

Dribbling and Passing 24

11 The Fundamentals of Dribbling 24

12 Keep Your Head Up! 26

13 Killer Crossover 27

14 Basic Passing 28

15 Passing Drills 30

Training and the Mental Game 32

16 Understanding the Rules 33

17 Using Your Head 34

18 Jump Out the Gym 36

19 Speed and Agility 38

20 Conditioning 39

Fun Tricks and Games 40

21 Twenty-one 40

22 Steal the Bacon 42

23 War 43

24 King of the Court 44

25 Make the Game Winner! 45

Glossary 46

Further Reading (Books and Internet Addresses) 47

Index 48

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    I xant wait to read it.

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