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Title:
Basketball for women
Author:
Lieberman, Nancy, 1958-
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Edition:
2nd ed.
Publication Information:
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2012]

©2012
Physical Description:
x, 259 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Arguably the greatest women's basketball player to step onto the court and the first woman to be head coach of a professional men's team, Nancy Lieberman has accomplished it all throughout her career. Here she shares her secrets, insights, and advice with you. The book takes you inside the huddles and into the locker room as Nancy provides advice on developing a winning attitude and becoming a complete team player.--[book cover].
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Taking your game to the next level -- Developing a winning attitude -- Training for the game -- Becoming an offensive threat -- Shooting the lights out -- Getting open and being a threat without the ball -- Dribbling- What's your handle? -- Passing and catching turnover free -- Becoming a defensive stopper -- Owning the boards -- Becoming the complete player.
ISBN:
9780736092944
Format :
Book

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Arguably the greatest women's basketball player to step onto the court and the first woman to be head coach of a professional men's team, Nancy Lieberman has accomplished it all throughout her career. Her experience is unrivaled, and in Basketball for Women , she's sharing her secrets, insights, and advice with you.

Inside you'll find comprehensive coverage on all aspects of the game:

-More than 100 drills to fine-tune essential skills, including ball handling, shooting, and rebounding

-Defensive techniques and strategies to shut down any opponent

-The best offensive plays for scoring in any situation

-Tips for getting the most of your practice time

-Exercises and programs for peak physical conditioning

In addition, Basketball for Women takes you inside the huddles, and into the locker room, as Nancy provides advice on developing a winning attitude and becoming a complete team player.

To be your best, learn from the best With Nancy Lieberman's Basketball for Women , you will master the skills, elevate your play, and reach your potential.


Author Notes

Nancy Lieberman is regarded as one of the greatest figures in women's basketball. Inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in 1996 and into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999, Lieberman is an accomplished basketball player, coach, two-time Olympian, broadcaster, and writer.

A native of Queens, New York, Nancy played hoops on the Harlem courts and developed a tough style of basketball that led her to one of the most distinguished careers in basketball history. At the age of 18, she became the youngest basketball player in Olympic history to win a silver medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics. From 1976 to 1980, Lieberman attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where she and her team won two consecutive Association of Intercollegiate Athletics of Women (AIAW) National Championships (1979 and 1980) and compiled a 72-2 record.

In January 1997, at the age of 38, Lieberman was drafted in the inaugural season by the Women's National Basketball Association's (WNBA) Phoenix Mercury. During her professional career, she averaged 15.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game. In 1998, she was hired as the general manager and head coach of the WNBA's Detroit Shock, a team she coached for three seasons. Lieberman again made history on July 24, 2008, by coming out of retirement and signing to play for the Detroit Shock of the WNBA, becoming the oldest player in the history of the league at the young age of 50. She broke the previous record of 39 years of age, which Nancy herself established as a member of the Phoenix Mercury in 1997.

In November 2009, Nancy Lieberman became the first woman to coach a professional men's basketball team, the Texas Legends, an affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks. In 2011 she stepped away from her coaching duties to join the front office for the Texas Legends. Lieberman currently lives in Dallas, Texas.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. viii
Key to Diagramsp. x
Chapter 1 Taking Your Game to the Next Levelp. 1
Chapter 2 Developing a Winning Attitudep. 21
Chapter 3 Training for the Gamep. 47
Chapter 4 Becoming an Offensive Threatp. 71
Chapter 5 Shooting the Lights Outp. 87
Chapter 6 Getting Open and Being a Threat Without the Ballp. 123
Chapter 7 Dribbling-What's Your Handle?p. 143
Chapter 8 Passing and Catching Turnover Freep. 169
Chapter 9 Becoming a Defensive Stopperp. 185
Chapter 10 Owning the Boardsp. 219
Chapter 11 Becoming the Complete Playerp. 227
Indexp. 251
About the Authorp. 257