Coaching Basketball For Dummies

Coaching Basketball For Dummies

by The National Alliance For Youth Sports, Greg Bach (With)


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ISBN-13: 9780470149768
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/01/2007
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 154,291
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Greg Bach is the communications director for the National Alliance For Youth Sports (NAYS), a position he has held since 1993. Before joining NAYS, he worked as the sports editor of the Huron Daily Tribune in Bad Axe, Michigan, where he captured numerous writing awards from the Associated Press, Michigan Press Association, and the Hearst Corporation. He has a journalism degree from Michigan State University, which he earned in 1989. He’s an avid sports fan — particularly of his beloved Spartan basketball team — and has coached a variety of youth sports. He’s also the author of Coaching Soccer For Dummies, Coaching Football For Dummies, and Coaching Baseball For Dummies.

The National Alliance For Youth Sports has been America’s leading advocate for positive and safe sports for children for the past 25 years. It serves volunteer coaches, parents with children involved in organized sports, game officials, youth sports administrators, league directors, and the youngsters who participate in organized sports. The Alliance’s programs are utilized in more than 3,000 communities nationwide by parks and recreation departments, Boys & Girls Clubs, Police Athletic Leagues, YMCAs/YWCAs, and various independent youth service groups, as well as on military installations worldwide. For more information on the Alliance’s programs, which appear in the following list, visit

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Table of Contents


Part I: Getting Started Coaching Youth Basketball.

Chapter 1: Teaching Basketball to Children.

Chapter 2: Preparing for a Successful Season.

Chapter 3: Covering the Basketball Basics.

Chapter 4: Getting to Know the Parents.

Part II: Building Your Basketball Coaching Skills.

Chapter 5: Evaluating Your Team.

Chapter 6: Running a Great Practice.

Chapter 7: Game Day.

Chapter 8: Refining Your Coaching Strategies.

Part III: Working with Beginning and IntermediatePlayers.

Chapter 9: Teaching the Offensive Fundamentals.

Chapter 10: Teaching the Defensive Fundamentals.

Chapter 11: Fundamental Drills for Beginners.

Chapter 12: Coaching Offense 101.

Chapter 13: Coaching Defense 101.

Chapter 14: Taking Your Drills to the Next Level.

Part IV: Moving On to Advanced Basketball Strategies.

Chapter 15: Coaching Offense 201.

Chapter 16: Coaching Defense 201.

Chapter 17: Zoning In on Advanced Drills.

Part V: Shooting for the Extra Points.

Chapter 18: Keeping Your Kids Healthyand Injury Free.

Chapter 19: Challenges Every Coach Faces.

Chapter 20: Coaching a Travel Team.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21; Ten (Or So) Things to Say to Your Team before theGame.

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Stay Realistic When CoachingChildren.


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When i never read this book it still looked nive to read and ehen i read it it was spectacular
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Great book i think scott eubanks need to read thid
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I like this book because it helps u. If you dont no how or what to do if u valentered to be a coach read this book it will help you.
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