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Title:
Coaching girls' basketball successfully
Author:
Prudden, Jill, 1955-
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Publication Information:
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2006]

©2006
Physical Description:
x, 220 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
"Learn to coach girls' basketball from one of the most successful high school coaches. In Coaching Girls' Basketball Successfully, veteran coach Jill Prudden explains the methods she has used to win more than 700 games and send dozens of female players to the collegiate level, including All-American and Olympian Jennifer Azzi." "Packed with insights, plays, and drills, this comprehensive book presents the tactics for leading an effective program as it specifically relates to girls' teams. Not only will you find the skills and drills to help your team improve on the court, but you will also discover the foundational issues of developing a philosophy, motivating players, and evaluating and communicating with players and staff. Sample forms, charts, and checklists help you organize and manage teams on a daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal basis."--BOOK JACKET.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Developing a coaching philosophy -- Communicating your approach -- Motivating players -- Building and maintaining a basketball program -- Planning for the season -- Preparing for practices -- Teaching offensive positions and sets -- Teaching offensive skills -- Developoing a running game -- Developing a half-court offense -- Preparing for special offensive situations -- Teaching defensive positions and sets -- Teaching defensive skills -- Teaching team defense -- Preparing for special defensive situations -- Preparing for games -- Handling game situations -- Evaluating players -- Evaluating your program.
ISBN:
9780736056113
Format :
Book

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Learn to coach girls' basketball from one of the most successful U.S. high school coaches. In Coaching Girls' Basketball Successfully , veteran coach Jill Prudden explains the methods she has used to win more than 700 games and send dozens of female players to the collegiate level, including Olympian Jennifer Azzi.

Packed with insights, plays, and drills, this comprehensive book presents the tactics for leading an effective program as it specifically relates to girls' teams. Not only will you find the skills and drills to help your team improve on the court, but you will also discover the foundational issues of developing a philosophy, motivating, evaluating, and communicating with players and staff. Sample forms, charts, and checklists help you organize and manage teams on a daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal basis.

Through Prudden's expert guidance and compelling anecdotes, you will learn to identify and put into play the unique team dynamics of girls' basketball. Coaching Girls' Basketball Successfully will show you how to build a winning program and team, year in and year out.


Author Notes

Jill Prudden is the head girls' basketball coach and assistant athletic director at Oak Ridge (Tennessee) High School and a physical education teacher at Robertsville Middle School. Over the course of her coaching career, she has won more than 700 games and earned 3 state titles, 5 state runner-up finishes, 18 regional championships, and 22 district titles.

Under Prudden's guidance, Oak Ridge has appeared in USA Today 's final national rankings several times. She has coached 45 players who have received college scholarships, including Olympian and professional player Jennifer Azzi. USA Basketball and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) have selected Prudden for various coaching duties, including court coach for the 2001 USA Basketball Women's Junior National Team Trials and coach for the 1997 WBCA all-star game. She also served as the USA basketball coach at the 1998 World Youth Games.

A three-time Tennessee Coach of the Year and seven-time East Tennessee Coach of the Year, Prudden is a member of the WBCA, the USA Basketball Youth and Cadet Committee, and the McDonald's High School All-American Selection Committee. She was inducted into the Oak Ridge Sports Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. In 1998 Prudden received the Sports Hall of Fame TSSAA Distinguished Service Award.

Prudden resides in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she enjoys jogging and golfing and is involved with compassion ministries.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Prefacep. ix
Key to Diagramsp. x
Part I Coaching Foundation
Chapter 1 Developing a Coaching Philosophyp. 3
Chapter 2 Communicating Your Approachp. 13
Chapter 3 Motivating Playersp. 23
Chapter 4 Building and Maintaining a Basketball Programp. 29
Part II Coaching Plans
Chapter 5 Planning for the Seasonp. 45
Chapter 6 Preparing for Practicesp. 59
Part III Coaching Offense
Chapter 7 Teaching Offensive Positions and Setsp. 67
Chapter 8 Teaching Offensive Skillsp. 73
Chapter 9 Developing a Running Gamep. 87
Chapter 10 Developing a Half-Court Offensep. 99
Chapter 11 Preparing for Special Offensive Situationsp. 119
Part IV Coaching Defense
Chapter 12 Teaching Defensive Positions and Setsp. 133
Chapter 13 Teaching Defensive Skillsp. 141
Chapter 14 Teaching Team Defensep. 149
Chapter 15 Preparing for Special Defensive Situationsp. 175
Part V Coaching Games
Chapter 16 Preparing for Gamesp. 183
Chapter 17 Handling Game Situationsp. 191
Part VI Coaching Evaluation
Chapter 18 Evaluating Playersp. 203
Chapter 19 Evaluating Your Programp. 211
Indexp. 215
About the Authorp. 220