Coaching Basketball For Dummies by The National Alliance For Youth Sports, Greg Bach

By The National Alliance For Youth Sports, Greg Bach

So you’re brooding about volunteering to educate formative years basketball? nice! You’re in for a enjoyable, worthwhile event. even if you’re new to the game and seeking out a few counsel or you’re a pro trainer attempting to find a few clean counsel, Coaching Basketball For Dummies may help you command the courtroom with self assurance.

Each pleasant bankruptcy is choked with professional recommendation on educating the fundamentals of basketball—from dribbling and capturing to rebounding and defending—and guiding your children to a fun-packed, enjoyable season. You get a crash direction within the principles and rules of the sport, in addition to transparent factors of what all these strains, circles, and half-circle markings suggest at the court docket. You’ll assign staff positions, run nice practices, and paintings with either starting and intermediate avid gamers of alternative age teams. You’ll additionally see the right way to ramp up your avid gamers’ abilities and lead your workforce successfully in the course of a video game. This ebook also will assist you detect how to:

  • Develop your training philosophy
  • Understand your league’s rules
  • Conduct a preseason mom and dad’ meeting—crucial for establishing the traces of communication
  • Teach offensive and protecting strategies
  • Keep your children fit and injury-free
  • Encourage strong sportsmanship
  • Make severe half-time alterations in the course of a game
  • Help suffering players
  • Address self-discipline difficulties and deal with tricky parents
  • Coach an All-Star or trip team

Complete with quite a few offensive and protective drills and information for supporting your children chill out earlier than a video game, Coaching Basketball For Dummies is the thrill and straightforward strategy to get the rating in this precious endeavor!

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Convey to the players that the essence of participating is always putting forth their best effort. Instilling this habit in kids carries over to how they approach everyday life. A winner is someone who always gives his best effort, regardless of the situation. ߜ Point out the positives at practice. Being positive is simply one of the best motivational tools around. Think about it: If your boss publicly tells you that you did a great job on a presentation, the praise will make you feel pretty good, and you’ll give even more effort on your next project.

As soon as you step on the court with your child, all sorts of issues can appear out of nowhere. Don’t worry, we help prepare you as best we can in this section. If you can handle the issues, you’ll create an experience that will be enormously rewarding and memorable for both you and your child. qxp 8/21/07 12:02 AM Page 15 Chapter 1: Teaching Basketball to Children Making the decision and navigating the season from the sidelines Before you decide to grab the whistle and clipboard and assume the role of basketball coach, sit down with your child and gauge how he feels about you running the team.

Three . . ” as a positive reminder to play together and support one another. Motivating players Some of your players will respond in a positive manner to your challenges — such as seeing whether they can sink five free throws in a row (see Chapter 9). For other players, that task may put too much pressure on them and actually detract from their motivation to participate. You have to discover for yourself what type of motivational tactics work for each player to get the best out of him. ) Here are some general cues you can employ to help motivate your players to become the best they can be: ߜ Embrace your position.

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