Top 25 Basketball Skills, Tips, and Tricks

Top 25 Basketball Skills, Tips, and Tricks

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by John Albert Torres
     
 

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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

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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 Dunk—the Essential Guide by Clive Gifford. Reviewer: Patricia M. Steelman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598453560
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Series:
Top 25 Sports Skills, Tips, and Tricks
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
391,261
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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