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Coaching Girls' Basketball Successfully
Jill Prudden
0736056114
Sept 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Learn to coach girls’ basketball from one of the most successful U.S. high school coaches. In Coaching Girls’ Basketball Successfully, veteran coach Jill Prudden explains the methods she has used to win more than 700 games and send dozens of female players to the collegiate level, including Olympian Jennifer Azzi. Packed with insights, plays, and drills, this comprehensive book presents the tactics for leading an effective program as it specifically relates to girls’ teams. Not only will you find the skills and drills to help your team improve on the court, but you will also discover the foundational issues of developing a philosophy, motivating, evaluating, and communicating with players and staff. Sample forms, charts, and checklists help you organize and manage teams on a daily, weekly,...


Coaching Youth Basketball
American Sport Education Program
0736037152
July 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Coaching Youth Basketball is an excellent introduction to youth coaching and teaching young basketball players valuable skills. It provides all the information you need to coach effectively and help 8- to 14-year-old athletes learn and enjoy the game. This third edition features the games approach to coaching basketball, which makes practice more fun for the kids and teaching more effective for you, the coach. Also included are chapters on communicating with athletes and parents, planning and conducting practice, and coaching during games. Developed by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP), the nation’s number one coaching education program, Coaching Youth Basketball provides volunteer coaches with both an explanation of their role and concrete instructions on how to fulfill that role.


Wooden
John Wooden
0809230410
April 1, 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
Coach Wooden's remarkable 10 national basketball championships in 12 years at UCLA speak for themselves. In Wooden, the coach--quiet, thoughtful, and introspective throughout his distinguished career--finally speaks forhimself, and he's well worth hearing. Wooden is a modern chapbook of inspiration and good sense that reveals the hard-court philosopher behind it as a man of character, conviction, decency, and straightforwardness. There are no complex ideas, just little beams of light filtered through anecdotes that project the kinds of simple, immutable truths that in the end touch nothing but net.

From Library Journal
As stated in the introduction, this book is "neither a conventional narrative, a biography, nor a how-to book on basketball." It is instead a...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball
Bill Gutman
1592570569
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Here's the guide for current and prospective coaches that covers every aspect of effectively coaching youth basketball: teaching good sportsmanship, running an effective practice, coaching to a player's age and skill level, teaching offensive and defensive skills and drills, rules of the game, executing winning plays and strategies, dealing with parents.

About the Author
Tom Finnegan, a record-holding college athlete himself, was the winningest b-ball coach in Washington College history. He took his team to the NCAA Final Four in 1990, and has earned Middle Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year honors twice.

Bill Gutman has written more than 200 books, most of them in the field of sports.


Blackboard Strategies: Over 200 Favorite Plays From Successful Coaches For Nearly Every Possible Situation (Winning hoops)
Eric Sacharski (Editor)
0944079318
August 30, 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
This compilation of "Blackboard Strategies" from 13 years of our popular Winning Hoops issues offers just what it says: over 200 tried-and-true offensive plays used by 120 basketball coaches at all levels of play. Coaches found these strategies so useful they had to write us about them, so you're bound to love them too.

From the Back Cover
Over 200 Plays For Nearly Every Possible Situation...From Winning Coaches At Every Level Of Competition! Make this copy of Blackboard Strategies your extra coach along the sideline this year. These 200-plus special plays may make the difference for you between another win or loss during the coming season. Winning plays in this book include: Sideline out-of-bounds plays, baseline out-of-bounds plays for 3-point shots, plays vs. zones and...


The Miracle of St. Anthony: A Season with Coach Bob Hurley and Basketball's Most Improbable Dynasty
Adrian Wojnarowski
1592401023
February 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The Bob Hurley profiled here isn't as well known to the average sports fan as his son, Bobby, the Duke University basketball superstar. But the elder Hurley's profile should rise quickly, thanks to sportswriter Wojnarowski's fine and detailed look at the "miracle" Hurley has achieved as coach for more than 30 years of the men's basketball team at St. Anthony's High School in Jersey City, NJ. Wojnarowski provides an excellent look at the phenomenon of the school itself, which Hurley and two Felician nuns managed to keep open even after it lost funding from the church, educating "the poorest of the poor" (more than 50% of the students' families lived below the poverty line). He delivers a finely etched portrait of Hurley, whose passion and drive enabled him to construct "a national powerhouse program out of an...


They Call Me Coach
John Wooden, John Wooden
0071424911
September 26, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The critically acclaimed, classic autobiography of UCLA basketball's legendary coach "What Knute Rockne was to football, Connie Mack to baseball, and Wilbur and Orville Wright to flying, John Wooden is to basketball." -- Los Angeles Times " They Call Me Coach is grassroots Americana, a story bigger than basketball. One of those rare sports books that is must reading for everyone." -- Chicago Tribune Now featuring a great new look and a Foreword by hoop Hall of Famer Bill Walton, this classic bestselling sports bio by America's "winningest coach" is back. Still charming fans everywhere, college basketball legend John Wooden reflects on his record-breaking career, his inspired life behind the scenes, and how his top players went on to shape and change the NBA. With worldly wisdom, Wooden offers a very personal...


Coach K's Little Blue Book: Lessons from College Basketball's Best Coach
Barry Jacobs
1894963261
March 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Barry Jacobs reveals the passion, intelligence and humanity that have made Krzyzewski a national icon.


Coaching Basketball Successfully
Morgan Wootten
0736047905
August 2003
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Guide to developing a high school basketball team and program. Shares experiences, teaching points, insights, instructions, and drills helpful in managing a program, team, and players on and off the court every season. Softcover. DLC: Basketball--Coaching.

Book Info
Guide to developing a high school basketball team and program. Shares experiences, teaching points, insights, instructions, and drills helpful in managing a program, team, and players on and off the court every season. Softcover. DLC: Basketball--Coaching.

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Geno : In Pursuit of Perfection
Geno Auriemma, et al
0446577642
January 3, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
If nothing else, Auriemma, coach of the UConn women's basketball team since 1985, explains how little girls in Connecticut inherited the dreams of little boys in Indiana. The rise of a program with a leaky gym and roll-away bleachers to become a powerhouse with five national championships is a Hoosier-like tale. But Auriemma's book is merely the bones of the story, a slapdash chronicle of seasons. In his talky style, he is unable to flesh out the characters, and his anecdotes are stiff. One exception is his depiction of star Diana Taurasi cracking during a challenging season: "sitting on a bench, swaying back and forth and banging her elbows against the wall.... She is in withdrawal, like some kind of drug addict." On Auriemma's team, breakdowns are a good sign because they mean hunger. He prods individuals by...


Coaching Basketball
Jerry Krause
0071382100
April 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
This new updated and revised edition of Coaching Basketball --the National Association of Basketball Coaches official coaching handbook--features more than 130 articles by basketball's leading coaches, covering every aspect of the game. Dozens of current and former coaches from high school through the collegiate and professional levels, such as John Wooden, Rick Majerus, and Rick Pitino, share their ideas and tips on fundamentals, strategy, and conditioning, as well as coaching foundations, including coaching philosophy, running a program, and recruiting.

From the Back Cover

Hone your coaching skills with these coaching legends as your mentors

Imagine gathering a roomful of legendary basketball coaches from all levels and tapping their knowledge of the...



Coaching Girls' Basketball
Sylvia Hatchell
0071459235
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
If you're serious about coaching girls' basketball, Coach Hatchell's book is a must-read."-;Dean Smith, the winningest coach in NCAA men's basketball history "Coach Hatchell covers everything you need to know about coaching girls' basketball."-;Betty Jaynes, CEO Emeritus, Women's Basketball Coaches Association OK, you've got the clipboard and the whistle, you've entered the gym, and twelve eager young faces turn to you. Now what? Even if you know little or nothing about the sport and even less about coaching, Coaching Girls' Basketball will lead you step by step through a successful season, from meeting your players and organizing your team, through teaching fundamentals, to making crucial game decisions. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame coach Sylvia Hatchell helps you master the skills, drills, plays, and...


Coaching High School Basketball
Bill Kuchar
0071438769
Aug 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
From a 40-year veteran, the only book available devoted to coaching high school basketball In Coaching High School Basketball , Hall of Famer Bill Kuchar presents an indispensable instruction manual for experienced and rookie coaches alike. A combination of classic tactics and new, cutting-edge strategies, this one-of-a-kind handbook provides easyto- read diagrams and instructions, plus dozens of practice drills to reinforce fundamentals and teach innovative moves. Readers will learn how to: Master Kuchar's "double motion offense" Locate, protect, and infiltrate zones Defend against the fast break Use last-second plays for when the game is on the line Make the most of out-of-bounds plays Scout and evaluate junior high school talent Get college coaches to scout their games

From the...


John Wooden's UCLA Offense: Special Book/DVD Package
John Wooden, Swen Nater
0736061800
February 22, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
John Wooden’s legacy as the best basketball coach of all time results not only from his unparalleled championship-winning record but also from his brilliance as a tactician and teacher. In John Wooden’s UCLA Offense, Coach Wooden reconfirms his instructional genius in an unprecedented inside look at the offensive system that made his teams impossible to defend, including many never-before-published play options and insights. This richly detailed book and DVD presentation features the famous high-post and high-low attacks, many special play options, sideline and under-the-basket in-bound plays, and press-breaking tactics. This package gives you much more than just the standard Xs and Os. You’ll gain insights on each facet of offensive play, the fundamentals for success as an individual and team...


The Miracle of St. Anthony: A Season with Coach Bob Hurley and Basketball's Most Improbable Dynasty
Adrian Wojnarowski
1592401864
January 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The Bob Hurley profiled here isn't as well known to the average sports fan as his son, Bobby, the Duke University basketball superstar. But the elder Hurley's profile should rise quickly, thanks to sportswriter Wojnarowski's fine and detailed look at the "miracle" Hurley has achieved as coach for more than 30 years of the men's basketball team at St. Anthony's High School in Jersey City, NJ. Wojnarowski provides an excellent look at the phenomenon of the school itself, which Hurley and two Felician nuns managed to keep open even after it lost funding from the church, educating "the poorest of the poor" (more than 50% of the students' families lived below the poverty line). He delivers a finely etched portrait of Hurley, whose passion and drive enabled him to construct "a national powerhouse program out of an...


Coaching Youth Basketball
David G. Faucher
0071346074
Aug 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
David G. Faucher shares his successful "full-participation model" of coaching youth basketball in this Baffled Parent's Guide. Faucher, the head coach of the men's basketball team at Dartmouth College, covers creating good habits, offensive skills and defensive basics, dealing with parents, first aid and safety, and game rules.

From the Publisher
"An excellent guide to teaching kids about the game. There's something here for veteran coaches as well as beginners."--Larry Bird "Whatever your coaching credentials, your greatest responsibility is to give each player a positive learning experience."--David Faucher "Here's a book I would recommend to all youth coaches."--Jill Kearney, recreation director, Norwich, Vermont "I like Coach Faucher's philosophy, his approach to...


Basketball Coach's Bible: A Comprehensive and Systematic Guide to Coaching
Sidney Goldstein
1884357075
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
The Basketball Coach's Bible claims to be essential reading for basketball coaches, whether they're coaching your daughter's fourth-grade team or a Division I college team. Endorsements are included from both youth coaches and well-known professional and college coaches such as Phil Jackson and Jim Calhoun. Can any book really cover a topic that broadly and do a good job? The resounding answer in this case is yes. Mr. Goldstein starts from the premise that if you learn the fundamentals well, the rest of the game comes along naturally. The first seven short chapters of the book lay out his philosophy of the game and coaching, providing a blueprint to follow.

The remainder of the book has two parts, multipart lessons that focus on individual skills such as dribbling and passing, and another series of lessons on team...



Glory Road: My Story of the 1966 NCAA Basketball Championship and how One Team Triumphed against the Odds and Changed America Forever
Don Haskins
1401307914
November 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Sportswriter Wetzel confronted an odd kind of problem when coauthoring the autobiography of Don Haskins, Texas college basketball icon and inadvertent civil rights pioneer. Instead of embellishing his story or telling the account of how, as a coach, he single-handedly changed college basketball in 1966 by winning the NCAA championship with five black starters, the comically humble Haskins "pretends it didn't matter, or, most often, that it didn't even happen in the first place." Such is the charm of Haskins, who became a living legend by coaching at Texas Miners College (now University of Texas–El Paso) from 1961 to 1999, but never let the fame get to him (although Haskins is not a saint: he's a vicious pool hustler and a terrorizing coach who wouldn't even let his players have water during practice)....


The Complete Guide to Coaching Girls' Basketball
Sylvia Hatchell
0071473947
July 2006
Paperback
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Book Description

"If you're serious about coaching girls' basketball, Coach Hatchell's book is a must-read."
--Dean Smith, the NCAA's all-time winningest coach

The North Carolina Tarheels' women's coach shows you the way to victory for your girls' middle- and high-school basketball team

With 19 seasons coaching the North Carolina Tarheels women's team to five Atlantic Coast Conference titles and a national championship, Sylvia Hatchell is a worthy counterpart to UNC's legendary men's coach Dean Smith. To coach the “Carolina way” is to participate in a longstanding tradition of excellence.

The Complete Guide to Coaching Girls' Basketball gives you the drills, game-day plays, strategies, and all the tools you need to make your team a champion.

About the...



Coaching Modern Basketball
William F. Stier
0205159354
Apr 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Provides the reader with coaching hints that highlight the key aspects of coaching basketball. The book includes unique strategies and tactics that have proven successful on and off the court, and also addresses the rapid changes in the sport that challenge modern day coaches. Current and future basketball coaches in schools, universities, camps, community centers, and boys and girls clubs.

From the Back Cover
Provides the reader with coaching hints that highlight the key aspects of coaching basketball. The book includes unique strategies and tactics that have proven successful on and off the court, and also addresses the rapid changes in the sport that challenge modern day coaches. Current and future basketball coaches in schools, universities, camps, community centers,...


Rivalry: Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and the Golden Age of Basketball
John Taylor
1400061148
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Taylor (The Count and the Confession) offers a vivid account of the fledgling days of the National Basketball Association and the intense competition between two of its biggest early stars: Bill Russell (of the Boston Celtics) and Wilt Chamberlain (of the Philadelphia 76ers). While both players were dominant men who anchored their respective teams, their personalities differed greatly. The quiet, reflective Russell turned a serendipitous showing in front of a scout into a legendary career largely through willpower and hard work, while the outgoing Chamberlain was a much more naturally gifted athlete whose skills drew attention and offers while he was barely a teenager. Taylor highlights this distinction, asking, "[C]ould determination trump talent?" Along with examining the physical and psychological battles...


Coaching Youth Baseball: A Baffled Parents Guide (Baffled Parent's Guides)
Bill Thurston
0071358226
March 29, 2000
Paperback
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Review
USA Today : Novice coaches will find instant relief for Opening Day jitters in this all-encompassing how-to primer. Includes everything from ordering uniforms to planning practice activities and development teamwork.

Book Description
The quickest way to become an experienced coach. You thought you were going to sign your kid up for the local youth league. Now, here you are, a newly appointed coach. Part of the successful Baffled Parent's series, Coaching Youth Baseball has everything you need to manage, motivate, and encourage an eight to twelve -year-old ball team. Written by a four-time New England Coach of the Year, it shows novice coaches exactly how to go about building skills, developing teamwork and sportsmanship, and creating an experience that both kids and coach...


The Carolina Way : Leadership Lessons from a Life in Coaching [BARGAIN PRICE]
Gerald D. Bell, et al
B000BOB2W0
February 2, 2004
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
The celebrated college basketball coach explains his success in 26 lessons, each followed by the perspectives of former players who express their own views of Smith's insights and strategies. Smith is a humble genius with as firm a grip on leadership and human relationships as anyone in sports. But the broader value in this work lies in the wisdom of Gerald Bell, a leadership expert and business school professor. After each chapter, his business perspectives offer uncommonly wise summaries of how Smith's lessons can be used off the basketball court. While staying connected to the theme of each lesson, Dr. Bell offers original insights on personality and group dynamics, along with compelling examples of these principles in a variety of business settings. An unforgettable lesson for leaders in all walks of life. T.W....


Basketball
Dean Edwards Smith
0205291198
Dec 1998
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
This book contains the coaching blueprint and philosophy of the man who won more college-level games than any other basketball coach in history! Contains analytical and innovative coaching strategies Includes Bob Spear's special section on the Shuffle Offense Includes new, updated photos This book contains the secrets, strategies, and techniques that produced the greatest winning tradition in college basketball and will produce results and successes for coaches and players at all levels. This book is a brilliant distillation of the game. The reader will learn the thoughts, insights, techniques, and strategies that guided the University of North Carolina to victory after victory over a span of thirty years. This book is timeless, tested, and proven to be the playbook of a winning coach. Dean Smith led the...


How to Be like Coach Wooden: Life Lessons from Basketball's Greatest Leader
Pat Williams
0757303919
February 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
How to Be Like Coach Wooden is the next dynamic book in the How to Be Like series'character biographies" that focus on drawing out important lessons from the life of their subjects. With 10 National Championships in 12 years, Coach Wooden is one of the most respected leaders in basketball history. For him, it wasn't about winning as much as bringing out the absolute best in his players and driving them to perform at their highest level - the winning followed. How he did what he did and what we can learn from that is the basis of How to Be Like Coach Wooden.

About the Author
Pat Williams is senior vice president of the Orlando Magic and author of more than 40 successful books including 4 books in the How to Be Like series. David Wimbish a creative supervisor for Russ Reid...

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