Coaching Youth Basketball

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Human Kinetics, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 153 pages
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The fourth edition of Coaching Youth Basketballstresses fun, safety, and effective instruction, helping you create an environment that promotes learning, helps your kids enjoy their basketball experiences, and motivates your athletes to come out year after year.

Numerous coaching books present the skills and drills of basketball. But here's a book that teaches you how to convey these skills to your athletes in an engaging and positive manner. Coaching Youth Basketball'sfocus on teaching offensive and defensive skills through gamelike activities sets it apart from the current lineup of basketball coaching books. And, it's the only one written with the expertise of USA Basketball's Don Showalter.

The fourth edition includes new activities and age-specific coaching tips that are sure to jump-start your practices, all in a reorganized format geared for sequential learning and quick reference.

The expertise of USA Basketball combined with essential coaching skills like communicating with parents and officials, motivating players, and preparing for games and practices make this book a must-read as you prepare to meet the challenges and enjoy the rewards of coaching young athletes.

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The fourth edition of Coaching Youth Basketball was written by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) in conjunction with USA Basketball's Don Showalter.

Showalter has been the head boys' basketball coach and activities director at Mid-Prairie High School in Wellman, Iowa, since 1984. He has coached USA Basketball junior and youth development teams and coached the West squad in the 1999 McDonald's All-American game. Showalter has directed basketball camps all over the world, including Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, England, and Scotland.

ASEP has been developing and delivering coaching education courses since 1981. As the nation's leading coaching education program, ASEP works with national, state, and local sport organizations to develop educational programs for coaches, officials, administrators, and parents. These programs incorporate ASEP's philosophy of “athletes first, winning second.”

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