Youth Basketball Drills

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Human Kinetics, 2001 - Sports & Recreation - 255 pages
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Spectacular plays may make the highlight reels, but winning results from consistent execution of sound fundamentals. Youth Basketball Drillscontains all the drills you need to develop the essential skills in your players. Authors Burrall and Patrick Paye have outlined drills and variations that cover the entire scope of the game in both offense and defense. The drills are grouped by skills, with variations that progress as your players learn. Explanations show you how, when, and why to use each drill.

You'll find the information to build stronger individual players and develop a winning team. The arrangement of this book makes it a perfect reference tool—all of the details are presented in a step-by-step format. The drills are categorized into three skill development levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Each drill is clearly marked by number and by name, with an estimate of how much time it takes to execute. A list of all related drills is given to help you implement a systematic order to your workouts.

There are drills for all facets of basketball, including
- balance and agility,
- footwork,
- ballhandling,
- passing,
- cutting,
- screening,
- rebounding, and
- shooting.

Defensive skills are also addressed—both for the individual and as a team—including stance and footwork, individual moves, and team defense.

It's important to start young players out right—executing each move and each technique exactly as they are meant to be done. Having youngsters learn and then practice the proper techniques is vital. Youth Basketball Drillswill give you the know-how and practice tools to teach young players the correct techniques, fundamental movements, and proper footwork to excel in basketball.


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User Review  - jbmnd - Overstock.com

This is a very good book. Haven't had time to get all the way through it, but it has helped alot. I would recommend this to anyone who is coaching kids... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Burrall Payehas been developing young basketball players' skills for more than 30 years. He is considered one of the game's best teachers.

Coach Paye enjoyed winning seasons in 36 of the 37 years that he coached. During his career he was honored as State Coach of the Year and National Federation Interscholastic Coaches Association Outstanding Coach (1985).

Now retired, Coach Paye shares his expertise through his speaking and writing. He has spoken at major clinics in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. His numerous articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as Scholastic Coach, Basketball Clinic, Coaching Clinic, Pro-Keds Digest, and Winning Hoops. He is the author of several books on basketball, including Playing the Post (Human Kinetics, 1996).

Paye earned his master's degree in 1965 from the University of Tennessee. He is a member of the National High School Coaches Association and the Virginia High School Coaches Association. He lives in Roanoke, Virginia, with his wife, Nancy.

Burrall's son Patrick Payeis a successful coach as well. He is currently the head boys' basketball coach at Northeastern High School in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Patrick has never been a part of a losing season as a player or coach in a collegiate playing career and 11 years of coaching at the college and high school levels. He has rebuilt two traditionally losing programs into playoff teams during his career as a high school coach. Patrick and his wife, Michele, reside in Grandy, North Carolina.


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