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Title:
The baffled parent's guide to coaching youth basketball
Author:
Faucher, David.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Camden, Me. : Ragged Mountain Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
vi, 154 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780071346078
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

David G. Faucher shares his successful "full-participation model" of coaching youth basketball in this Baffled Parent's Guide. Faucher, the head coach of the men's basketball team at Dartmouth College, covers creating good habits, offensive skills and defensive basics, dealing with parents, first aid and safety, and game rules.


Author Notes

David G. Faucher , head coach of the NCAA Division I Dartmouth College men's varsity basketball team, began his coaching career at a junior high school. He honed his positive, learn-by-doing approach to coaching basketball over a career that spans 25 years. Dave is also director of the Dave Faucher Basketball Camp, a nationally acclaimed summer youth basketball camp, which he founded in 1984. Dave lives in New Hampshire with his wife and three sons, all successful basketball players.


Table of Contents

Introduction: So You Said You'd Be the Coach, Huh?
Part 1 Coaching 101: The Coach's Little Instruction Manual
1 Creating an Atmosphere of Good Habits
The EssentialsDrills That Promote Teamwork, Concentration, and Good Habits
Questions and Answers
2 Before Hitting the Court: Basketball in a Nutshell
The CourtBasic Rules
3 Setting Up the Season
A Checklist for the SeasonEquipment
Questions and Answers
4 Essential Skills--and How to Teach Them
The FundamentalsOffensive BasicsDefensive Basics
5 The Practice
Preparation is KeyFormat for Practice
6 Sample PracticesBasic Beginning PracticeIntermediate Practice
Advanced Intermediate Practice
1 Advanced Intermediate Practice
2 Questions and Answers
7 The GameRules to Live ByTaking Stock after the Game
Questions and Answers
8 Dealing with Parents and Gender IssuesPerspective on Parents
Addressing Gender Issues
Questions and Answers
Part 2 Drills: The Foundation for Growth, Happiness, and a Coach's Peace of Mind
9. Fundamental Drills Warming Up
Dribbling
Passing
Catching
Stopping and PivotingShooting
Rebounding
10 Offensive DrillsShot and Pass Fakes
Two-Man Options to Teach Cutting and Moving Strategically
Drills for the Fast BreakPutting It All Together
Drills Using Formations
11 Defensive Drills
Defensive Position
Tracing the Ball
Defensive Slide and Defensive Footwork
Teaching Defense
Appendix
Referee
Signals
Glossary
Resources
Index
Acknowledgments
About the Author

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