This new edition shows coaches how to prepare for games, teach skills, correct mistakes, encourage players and provide a safe playing environment.
Incorporating a player-centric model which places greater emphasis on the development of players than on coaches, the book also offers key communication and teaching concepts and hands-on advice to assist coaches in all phases of player development including individual skills, team tactics and understanding and enjoyment of the game.
It features more skills and and includes many new photographs and diagrams to facilitate coaches’ understanding of the game-like drills. It also offers dynamic and effective learning tools for players to hone their skills and deepen their understanding of the game.
Coaching Youth Basketball equips coaches to provide a rewarding season for players as they continue to develop their skills and most importantly experience fun through this development.
- Chapter 1 Responsibilities
- Chapter 2 Preparations
- Chapter 3 Game Days
- Chapter 4 Offensive Skills
- Chapter 6 Offensive Drills
- Chapter 8 Defensive Tactics
- Chapter 9 Defensive Drills
- Chapter 10 Practices for Ages 5 and 6
- Chapter 12 Practices for Ages 9 and 10
- Chapter 14 Practices for Ages 13 and 14
About the Author(s)
The fifth edition of Coaching Youth Basketball was written by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) in conjunction with USA Basketball’s Don Showalter. Showalter has coached the USA Men’s Developmental National Team for four years, leading them to gold medals at the 2009 and 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship and the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship.