Coaches always want to improve their teams. Usually they go about this by searching for the perfect offense or defense. Few coaches stop to realize one of the best ways to improve their team is to improve their players.
Fine Tuning Your Team's Position Play provides position specific concepts to improve player's skills. Included are concepts for point guards, perimeter players (shooting guards and small forwards) and post players (power forwards and centers).
Illustrated with 120+ photographs and 120+ diagrams in an 8.5 x 11 inch sized format, Fine Tuning Your Team's Post Play also includes drills to teach the concepts described.
The author, a long time coach, includes ideas on the importance of using mastery of fundamentals to build confidence, ideas for planning practice sessions and additional bonus material.
Fine Tuning Your Team's Position Play is an excellent reference manual for veteran or young coaches as well as players who want to learn some of the finer points of the game.
Some examples of concepts included are:
--Two different tactics to inbounds the ball to point guards when pressed.
--How to best enter the ball into the post - coordinating the perimeter and post players.
--Passing from the low post.
--Setting and using screens.
--Techniques that will reduce turnovers.
Also included in Fine Tuning Your Team's Position Play are 34 Drills and Drill Progressions designed to improve player's skills. Some of the drills described include:
--Basic Movement Drills
--The Shooting Progression
--Feed the Post Skill Progression
--Daily One Minute Drills
--Drills designed to master lay-ups in game-like conditions.
Fine Tuning Your Team's Position Play is part of a five book series, each of which is full of concepts and ideas about how to improve a specific part of your basketball team's game. Other titles in this series include: Fine Tuning Your Fast Break, Fine Tuning Your Zone Attack Offense, Fine Tuning Your Man-to-Man Defense and Fine Tuning Your Three-Point Attack.
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About the Author
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.
Sivils is married to the former Lisa Green of Jackson, Michigan, and the happy couple are the proud parents of three children, Danny, Katie, and Emily. Rounding out the Sivils family are three dogs, Angel, Berkeley, and Al. A native of Louisiana, Coach Sivils currently resides in the Great State of Texas.