Absolute Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball

By: Tom Hanlon (author)Paperback

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As a parent, it is a proud day when your child joins his or her first sports team. It is important to you to be involved, which may be leading you to think about coaching. Nervous about the possibility? Don't be! With the Absolute Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball, you will quickly and easily learn how to become a successful youth basketball coach. This comprehensive, user-friendly reference guide will help you create a fun and effective learning environment. You have limited practice time and resources, and you need to know how to make the best of them. With this book, you will cover several key concepts that often elude rookie coaches, including: * Identifying your role and expectations as a coach. * Tailoring instruction to meet the varying physical abilities of different age groups. * Creating a safe playing environment. * Knowing how to effectively coach during both practices and games. * Learning how to communicate and form alliances with parents, league administrators, game officials and players. On top of all this great material, we also provide you with access to a website where you can download practice plans, emergency information cards, injury reports, awards and certificates, and season evaluation forms. Ensure that you and your child's first basketball season are a success with Absolute Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball.

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About Author

Tom Hanlon has 19 years of professional writing experience - as a journalist, an editor of two coaching magazines, a curriculum writer for a coaching division of a publishing company, and as a book writer and ghost writer for nationally-prominent authors. Tom ghostwrote Teens Can Make It Happen (Simon and Schuster) for Stedman Graham; this book made the New York Times bestseller list in 2000. He has written all or major portions of 39 other books, including seven sport officiating guides, numerous coaches' guides (including baseball; softball; soccer; basketball; and volleyball, among others), and a wide assortment of related sports titles.

Contents

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball. Table of Contents. Introduction. How This Book Is Organized. Special Elements. I. COACHING BASICS. 1. Your Coaching Approach. Your Coaching Philosophy Physical Development Mental Development Emotional Development Social Development Some Final Thoughts on Your Coaching Philosophy 10 Attributes of a Good Coach Take Your Role Seriously Be Comfortable with Being in Charge Be Dependable and Stable Be Patient Be Flexible Enjoy Getting to Know Your Players Desire to Help Kids Learn and Grow Be an Encourager Be Willing to Learn Have a Sense of Humor 10 Keys to Being a Good Coach Know the Basics of the Sport Plan for Your Season and Practices Conduct Effective Practices Teach Skills and Tactics Correct Players in a Way That Helps Them Improve Teach and Model Good Sporting Behavior Provide for Players' Safety Communicate Effectively Coach Effectively During Games Know What Success Is Final Thoughts on the Keys to Being a Good Coach What to Expect As a Coach What Is Expected of You As a Coach Equipment and Insurance Last, But Not Least: Why Kids Play Basketball 2. Rules of the Game. Basic Youth Basketball Rules Court, Equipment, and Time Players Scoring Fouls Violations How the Game Is Played Terms Signals Keep on Learning Teaching Rules to Your Players Situational Plays Scrimmages Brief Discussions Players' Experiences 3. Communication Keys. 10 Keys to Being a Good Communicator Know Your Message Make Sure You Are Understood Deliver Your Message in the Proper Context Use Appropriate Emotions and Tones Adopt a Healthy Communication Style Be Receptive Provide Helpful Feedback Be a Good Nonverbal Communicator Be Consistent Be Positive Communicating with Parents Preseason Meeting or Letter Preseason Call During the Season Be Understanding-and Set Boundaries Challenging Situations Communicating with League Administrators League Information Coaches' Meetings and Clinics Questions and Concerns Communicating with Opponents and Referees 4. Safety Principles. Communicating the Inherent Risks Being Prepared CPR/First Aid Training Chronic Health Condition Awareness First Aid Kit Providing Proper Supervision Plan Your Practices Inspect the Court and Equipment Provide Proper Instruction Supervise Each Activity Responding to Minor Injuries Cuts and Scrapes Bruises Sprains and Strains Responding to Emergency Situations Heatstroke Heat Exhaustion 5. Practice Plans. Planning Your Season Purpose Tactics and Skills Rules Adjusting Your Season Plan Sample Season Plan Planning Practices The Best Option: Simultaneous Stations Player Safety Coaching Instruction and Feedback Sample Practice Plan Conducting Your First Practice 12 Keys to Conducting Effective Practices 1. Be Prepared 2. Set the Stage 3. Involve Parents 4. Be Active 5. Be Active with a Purpose 6. Make It Fun 7. Provide Instruction 8. Give Feedback 9. Be Encouraging and Supportive 10. Promote Teamwork and Camaraderie 11. Discipline Players As Necessary 12. Wrap Up the Practice 6. Player Development. The Process for Teaching Skills and Tactics Set the Stage Show and Tell Practice the Skill Provide Feedback Six Keys to Mistake Correction Be Encouraging Be Honest Be Specific Reinforce Correct Technique Explain Why the Mistake Happened Watch for Comprehension 7. Game Time! The Practice Before the Game Game Particulars Game Focus Before the Game Team Warm-up Starting Lineups Last-Minute Words During the Game Your Approach to the Game Player Substitutions Appropriate Behavior After the Game Team Meeting 8. Ingredients of a Successful Season. A Tale of Two Coaches Evaluating Your Season Did Your Players Have Fun? Did Your Players Learn New Skills and Improve on Previously Learned Skills? Did You Help Your Players Understand the Game and Its Rules? Did You Communicate Appropriately and Effectively? Did You Provide for Your Players' Safety? Did You Plan and Conduct Effective Practices? Did Your Players Give Maximum Effort in Practices and Games? Did Your Players Leave the Games on the Court? Did You Leave the Games on the Court? Did You Conduct Yourself Appropriately? Did You Communicate Effectively with Parents and Involve Them in Positive Ways? Did You Coach Appropriately During Games? Did You Win with Class and Lose with Dignity? Did You Make the Experience Positive, Meaningful, and Fun for Your Players? II. SKILLS AND TACTICS. 9. Offensive Skills and Tactics. Triple-threat Stance Footwork Pivot Cut Jump Stop Stride Stop Jab Step Rocker Step Dribbling Control Dribble Speed Dribble Crossover Dribble Spin Dribble Half-spin Dribble Passing and Catching Bounce Pass Chest Pass Overhead Pass Baseball Pass Catching Shooting Outside Shot Layup Free Throw Rebounding Initial Positioning Blocking Out Knowing Where the Ball Is Going Hustling Controlling the Ball Passing Game Screens Fast Break Basic Plays Pick-and-Roll Give-and-Go Inbounds Plays 10. Defensive Skills and Tactics. Defensive Concepts #1: Get Back Quick! #2: Apply Pressure #3: Cut off Passing Lanes #4: Deny the Ball Down Low #5: Don't Commit Unnecessary Fouls #6: Provide Help #7: Communicate! Individual Defensive Skills Maintain Good Positioning Use a Slide Step Get Hands up on Shots Go for the Steal Box Out to Rebound Team Defensive Tactics Defend Against Screens Double-team When Appropriate Use a Full-court Press Use a Player-to-Player Defense Use a Zone Defense 11. Games and Drills. Dribbling Games Game One Game Two Game Three Passing Games Game One Game Two Shooting Games Game One Game Two Rebounding Games Game One Game Two Various Offensive Skill Games Game One Game Two Game Three Fast Break Games Game One Game Two Special Plays Games Game One Game Two Game Three Individual Defensive Skill Games Game One Game Two Game Three Team Defensive Skill Games Game One Game Two Game Three III. APPENDIXES. A. Sample Letter to Parents. B. Medical Emergency Form. C. Injury Report. D. Season Plan. E. Practice Plan. F. Season Evaluation Form. 1. Did Your Players Have Fun? 2. -Did Your Players Learn New Skills and Improve on Previously Learned Skills? 3. -Did You Help Your Players Understand the Game and Its Rules? 4. -Did You Communicate Appropriately and Effectively? 5. Did You Provide for Your Players' Safety? 6. Did You Plan and Conduct Effective Practices? 7. -Did Your Players Give Maximum Effort in Practices and Games? 8. Did Your Players Leave the Games at the Gym? 9. Did You Leave the Games at the Gym? 10. Did You Conduct Yourself Appropriately? 11. -Did You Communicate Effectively with Parents and Involve Them in Positive Ways? 12. Did You Coach Appropriately During Games? 13. -Did You Win with Class and Lose with Dignity? 14. -Did You Make the Experience Positive, Meaningful, and Fun for Your Players? Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/07/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780789733580
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9780789733580
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 0789733587

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