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Product Details

  • Paperback: 388 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (September 7, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470149760
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470149768
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Packed with numerous offensive and defensive drills

The fun and easy way® to get the score on coaching youth basketball

Planning to volunteer as a basketball coach? This friendly guide helps youcommand the court by explaining the rules of the game, giving you expert advice on teaching essential skills to different age groups, running great practices, promoting teamwork, helping struggling players, keeping kids healthy and injury-free, and leading your team effectively during a game.

  • Develop your coaching philosophy
  • Teach offensive and defensive strategies

  • Encourage good sportsmanship

  • Ensure safety on the field

  • Communicate effectively with parents

About the Author

Greg Bach is the communications director for the National Alliance For Youth Sports (NAYS), a position he has held since 1993. Before joining NAYS, he worked as the sports editor of the Huron Daily Tribune in Bad Axe, Michigan, where he captured numerous writing awards from the Associated Press, Michigan Press Association, and the Hearst Corporation. He has a journalism degree from Michigan State University, which he earned in 1989. He’s an avid sports fan — particularly of his beloved Spartan basketball team — and has coached a variety of youth sports. He’s also the author of Coaching Soccer For Dummies, Coaching Football For Dummies, and Coaching Baseball For Dummies.

The National Alliance For Youth Sports has been America’s leading advocate for positive and safe sports for children for the past 25 years. It serves volunteer coaches, parents with children involved in organized sports, game officials, youth sports administrators, league directors, and the youngsters who participate in organized sports. The Alliance’s programs are utilized in more than 3,000 communities nationwide by parks and recreation departments, Boys & Girls Clubs, Police Athletic Leagues, YMCAs/YWCAs, and various independent youth service groups, as well as on military installations worldwide. For more information on the Alliance’s programs, which appear in the following list, visit www.nays.org.

Customer Reviews

Great information, Good Quality.
Izok
If you have been a coach for more than a couple of years you probably won't learn much from this book.
Health Nut
Lots of great tips and ideas for how to be the best kids basketball coach.
FLZOOMIE

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J. Geraci on November 9, 2007
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I have been coaching younger children for 4 years, and I wanted to get some new drills that I could use during practices. This book has a really good outline of offense, defense, rebounding and practice drills. There are also some very good points at the begining of the book on how to deal with parents and other coaches, etc... Overall this book is very good to design a practice plan for coaches who are either new to coaching basketball, or are looking for additional or different drills to run.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Izok on October 25, 2011
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Great information, Good Quality. This bood definately has good information for the beginner. Good for sharing to young kids. This book is well wrtiien with diagrams.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Health Nut on February 17, 2013
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This book is very insightful if you are a beginning coach. It walks you through just about every step that you need to take as a coach. It discusses practice, parent interaction, offense, defense, pep talks, and much more. Like I mentioned if you are a beginning coach this book with be great.

If you have been a coach for more than a couple of years you probably won't learn much from this book. This book covers the very basics, and will not teach you anything new if you have a couple years experience.
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By Megan A Lipski on February 3, 2014
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Great for those looking to learn the basics about coaching basketball. Very easy to read tips and drills and the price was great compared to what book stores were offering!
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By David Harriton on February 3, 2014
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I bought this book to help me coach 11-12 years old groups. It has helped structure our practices and given some tips on game play.
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Lots of great tips and ideas for how to be the best kids basketball coach. From the very beginning of getting the job and contacting the parents to how to run a practice. The most important piece of info in it though is the emphasis on not having kids standing in lines in practice. So many youth coaches waste their time and the kid's time by not having efficient and challenging practices that ensure the kids IMPROVE their skills. Read this book to help ensure that you're the coach that makes a positive impact on your young players.
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By debra yakimoff on December 28, 2013
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Great ideas for coaching. I played many years ago, but forgot many details! Before I knew what happened, here I was coaching?! A lifesaver for sure.
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