Reflections of a 5th-Grade Girls Basketball Coach

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FastPencil Inc, Aug 24, 2010
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Drawing on his background as a competitive Indiana basketball player and an irrepressible love of the game, the author describes experiences in coaching his three daughtersAcentsa-acents grade-school basketball teams in Los Gatos, California. Coach Charlie unabashedly recounts how he overcomes his Overly Competitive Coaching Disorder (OCCD) to become a better coach and mentorAcentsa-aand parent.Charlie illustrates his learning process with often-hilarious anecdotes of practices, timeouts and motivational speeches. He highlights the importance of positive feedback, recognition and acknowledgement and the challenge of simply getting the girlsAcentsa-acents attention. Prospective grade-school coaches will benefit from his insight, solid coaching theory and practical drills. Recounted with humility and humor, Confessions is memoir, cautionary tale and coaching manual, clearly focused on the appreciation and benefit of young girl hoops players. A good read for coaches, sports league officials, teachers, spor
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Getting Started
15
Priorities
39
Practices
57
Chapter6 10YearOld Female Vocabulary
81
The 60Second Critical
91
Games
107
Life Lessons
127
Looking Backward Looking Forward
147
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