The Baffled Parent's Guide to Great Basketball Drills

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October 24, 2001


Mixed media product, 169 pages


0071381414 / 9780071381413


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Main description

The newest addition to the highly successful Baffled Parent's Guide Series.

Written by a teacher and basketball coach with more than three decades of experience, Great Basketball Drills offers 125 games that will keep practices fresh and kids moving and excited. Here is a fun, engaging alternative to traditional rote drills, with games designed to teach basic skills, sharpen reflexes, and build confidence and decision-making ability. Great Basketball Drills is a sure bet to end practice boredom.

  • A fun, original games approach to drilling young players
  • 125 simple, skill-building games that keep kids moving
  • Quick-access troubleshooting chart lets coaches easily match drills to problem areas
  • Endorsed by nationally renowned high school coach Morgan Wooten

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Creating an Atmosphere of Good Habits Promoting Teamwork and a Positive Environment Involving Parents and Players Improving Basic Skills Winning and Losing 2. Organizing Practices Practice Schedule Productive Practices Keeping Kids' Attention Ten Commandments of Practice Time Management Troubleshooting Chart Questions and Answers 3. Space and Movement Drills 4. Dribbling Drills 5. Passing Drills 6. Shooting Drills 7. Defensive Drills 8. Screening Drills 9. Rebounding Drills Glossary Index Acknowledgments About the Author

Author comments

Jim Garland has been an elementary physical education teacher for thirty-one years. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in physical education. He has coached youth and high school basketball, conducted the Motion Concepts Sports Basketball Camps since 1988, and served as a clinician on local, state, and national levels.

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"A real must."--Morgan Wooten, head coach, DeMatha Catholic High School

"A great addition to any youth basketball coach's library. I know we'll be using these activities in our basketball camps."--Greg Murrell, director, Motion Concepts Sports Camps

So, you've finally settled into your role as coach. Now you're looking for ways to make practices more active and rewarding.

Great Basketball Drills includes 125 step-by-step illustrated drills that will keep your players moving, motivated, and most of all, having fun. Coach Garland covers the basic skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting with the "games approach" that enhances team communication and decision-making skills. Other drills focus on improving court movement, defense, rebounding, and screening. You'll even learn a thing or two about coaching style, and how to make improvement the goal of team practices rather than winning or losing.

  • Use Garland's Ten Commandments of Practice to improve your players and your team
  • Pinpoint problems with the Troubleshooting Chart
  • Find answers to common problems in the Q&A section
  • Get tips on creating a positive attitude, building team spirit, and getting along with parents
  • Make your practices fun and rewarding
  • Match your drills to age and ability

"Coach Garland has done a great job designing a way for kids to learn basic skills while having fun."--Mike Edge, clinician, Motion Concepts Sports Camps

"Equips coaches with the ability to understand and present skills and movement in a clear and enjoyable manner."--Rob Bailey, recreation supervisor, Harford, Maryland

"Breaks down the basic skills of basketball to a simple plan for learning."--Spike Griffith, youth coach, North Harford High School

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