Cover image for The confident coach's guide to teaching basketball
The confident coach's guide to teaching basketball
Carroll, Beverly Breton.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, [2003]

Physical Description:
xiii, 146 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
"A surefire plan for successful practices"--Cover.
Added Author:
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Central Library GV885.3 .C38 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

On Order



You've arranged for gym time, called your players, rolled out the balls. Now the moment of truth has arrived, and it's more daunting than you'd ever imagined. How do you keep the attention of a group of hyperkinetic youngsters and teach them meaningful ways to improve their basketball skills?

Author Notes

Beverly Carroll is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers throughout the United States. John Carroll, assistant coach of the Boston Celtics was a standout player at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and is the former head coach at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xiii
Part I. The Fundamentalsp. 1
1. Coaching Youth Basketballp. 3
2. Practice Basicsp. 7
3. Designing Your Practicep. 15
Part II. Essential Skillsp. 21
4. The Art of Ball Handling and Dribblingp. 23
5. The Art of Passingp. 37
6. The Art of Shootingp. 49
7. The Art of Offensep. 71
8. The Art of Defensep. 91
9. The Art of Reboundingp. 109
10. The Discipline of Agility and Speedp. 121
Part III. Essential Informationp. 129
Rules of Basketballp. 131
Glossaryp. 135
Indexp. 141

Google Preview