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Basketball skills & drills
Krause, Jerry, 1936-
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Second edition.
Publication Information:
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [1999]

Physical Description:
vi, 206 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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GV885.3 .K68 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Provides clear and concise progressive instruction that is backed by illustrations explaining the basic skills necessary to play basketball. Key drills are presented for learning to perform, and refining all of the essential techniques.

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In this instructor's guide, Krause, a 30-year coaching veteran, offers comprehensive assistance for developing a daily and seasonal basketball practice plan. Skill areas such as shooting, rebounding, fundamental movements, defensive and offensive play, ball handling, and team concepts are organized into a workable format. Tips for coaches on overcoming specific problem areas are included, as well as suggestions for basic practice drills. However, the book's real strength is in its emphasis on teaching basketball fundamentals correctly. Basketball Skills is an outstanding resource, potentially valuable to novice as well as experienced basketball coaches. It is highly recommended for serious sports collections.-- Kenneth Tillman, Trenton State Coll., N.J. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Chapter 1 Basic Body Controlp. 1
Quick Stancep. 2
Quick Starts Steps, Turns, and Stopsp. 5
Quick Jumpsp. 11
Basic Body Control Drillsp. 14
Chapter 2 Advanced Body Controlp. 19
Concepts of Moving Without the Ballp. 20
Basic Moves or Steps Without the Ballp. 22
Screen Movesp. 24
Basic Drills for Moving Without the Ballp. 30
Advanced Drills for Moving Without the Ballp. 33
Chapter 3 Ballhandlingp. 35
Passing and Catchingp. 36
Passing Principlesp. 37
Types of Passesp. 39
Catching Principlesp. 42
Dribblingp. 44
Basic Ballhardling Drillsp. 55
Chapter 4 Shootingp. 65
Field Goal Shootingp. 66
Shooting Mechanicsp. 70
Free Throw Shootingp. 76
Shooting Drillsp. 79
Chapter 5 Outside Moves: Playing the Perimeterp. 87
Fundamentals of Live Ball Movesp. 88
Fundamentals of Dribble Movesp. 94
Fundamentals of Dead Ball Movesp. 94
Fundamentals of Completion Shotsp. 96
Perimeter Drillsp. 97
Chapter 6 Inside Moves: Playing the Postp. 103
Post Play Fundamentalsp. 104
Post Skillsp. 105
Post or Inside Movesp. 109
Post Drillsp. 113
Chapter 7 Defensep. 119
Fundamentals of Defensep. 120
Essentials of Defensep. 121
Defense on the Ballp. 123
Defense off the Ballp. 126
Post Defensep. 129
On-Ball to Off-Ball Defensep. 130
Off-Ball to On-Ball Defensep. 130
Special Defensive Situationsp. 132
Pressuring the Shotp. 137
Defense Drillsp. 137
Chapter 8 Reboundingp. 145
Rebounding Toolsp. 146
Motivating Players to Reboundp. 147
General Rebounding Techniquep. 148
Offensive Reboundingp. 155
Defensive Reboundingp. 157
Rebounding Statisticsp. 161
Rebounding Drillsp. 161
Chapter 9 Team Offensep. 169
General Offensive Principlesp. 170
Player Positions and Responsibilitiesp. 170
Offensive Team Tacticsp. 172
Offense Against Combinationsp. 181
Special Situations for Team Offensep. 182
Team Offense Checklistp. 185
Team Offense Drillsp. 185
Chapter 10 Team Defensep. 189
Defensive Court Levelsp. 190
Defensive Categoriesp. 191
Team Defense Checklistp. 199
Team Defense Drillsp. 199
Appendix Practice Planningp. 202
Drill Finderp. 204
About the Authorsp. 206