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So you’re thinking about volunteering to coach youthbasketball? Great! You’re in for a fun, rewarding experience.Whether you’re new to the sport and looking for some guidanceor you’re a seasoned coach hunting for some fresh tips,Coaching Basketball For Dummies will help you command thecourt with confidence.

Each friendly chapter is packed with expert advice on teachingthe basics of basketball—from dribbling and shooting torebounding and defending—and guiding your kids to afun-filled, stress-free season. You get a crash course in the rulesand regulations of the game, as well as clear explanations of whatall those lines, circles, and half-circle markings mean on thecourt. You’ll assign team positions, run great practices, andwork with both beginning and intermediate players of different agegroups. You’ll also see how to ramp up your players’skills and lead your team effectively during a game. This book willalso help you discover how to:

  • Develop your coaching philosophy
  • Understand your league’s rules
  • Conduct a preseason parents’ meeting—crucial foropening the lines of communication
  • Teach offensive and defensive strategies
  • Keep your kids healthy and injury-free
  • Encourage good sportsmanship
  • Make critical half-time adjustments during a game
  • Help struggling players
  • Address discipline problems and handle difficult parents
  • Coach an All-Star or Travel team

Complete with numerous offensive and defensive drills and tipsfor helping your kids relax before a game, Coaching BasketballFor Dummies is the fun and easy way to get the score on thisworthwhile endeavor!

Published: Wiley on Feb 9, 2011
ISBN: 9781118051719
List price: $19.99
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