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The complete guide to coaching girls' basketball : building a great team the Carolina way
Hatchell, Sylvia.
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Camden, Me. : McGraw-Hill, [2006]

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xviii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
Head Coach's Role -- Assistant Coach's Role -- Developing a Philosophy and a Style -- Coaching Goals -- Coaching Girls -- Preparing for the Season -- About the Game -- Before the First Practice -- How to Run Effective Practices -- Fundamental Skills -- Warming Up -- Footwork -- Pivoting -- Catching the Ball -- Dribbling -- Passing -- Shooting -- Rebounding -- Getting Open: Moves without the Ball -- Getting Open: Moves with the Ball -- Screens -- Post Play -- Handling Traps -- Individual Defense -- Team Offense -- Principles of Team Offense -- Continuities and Set Plays -- Basic Plays -- Man-to-Man Offense: Continuities -- Man-to-Man Offense: Set Plays -- Zone Offense -- Fast-Break Offense -- Out-of-Bounds Plays -- Press Offense -- Delay Offense -- Last-Second Plays -- Time and Score Situations -- Opening Jump Ball -- Team Defense -- Half-Court Defense -- Full-Court Defense -- Defending Screens -- Team Management -- Handling Players -- Motivating Players -- Building Team Unity -- Injuries -- Dealing with Parents -- Game Management -- Mind-Set and Expectations -- Pregame Routine -- Choosing a Starting Five -- Substitutions -- Time-Outs -- Halftime -- Statistics -- Assistants -- Scouting -- Game Plans and Strategies -- Postgame Routine -- After the Last Game -- Off-Season -- Drills -- Footwork Drills -- Conditioning Drills -- Stationary Dribbling Drills -- Other Dribbling Drills -- Passing Drills -- Moving without the Ball Drills -- Shooting Drills -- Defensive Drills -- Shell Drills -- Rebounding Drills -- Fast-Break Drills -- Sample Tryout Evaluation Sheet -- Sample End-of-Tryouts Letter -- Sample Player-Parent Handout -- Sample Master Practice Plan -- Sample Daily Practice Plan -- Sample Stat Sheet -- Sample Game Sheet -- Sample Scorebook Sheet -- Sample Scouting Sheet -- Referee Signals.
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"Coach Hatchell's book is a must-read for every girls' basketball coach. She is fantastic in every phase of the game, and I love watching her teams play."--Roy Williams, head men's basketball coach, University of North Carolina, and Associated Press Coach of the Year, 2006

What does it take to turn a good coach into a great one? You need to be a teacher, a motivator, a guru of X's and O's. Coach Sylvia Hatchell shows you how she manages all these roles and gives you her winning advice to creating a team of champions.

Head coach of the University of North Carolina's women's team, Coach Hathcell combines the Tar Heels' longstanding tradition of basketball greatness with her personal dedication to guiding young women as she teaches you how to:

Communicate effectively to get peak performances from 11- to 18-year-old girls Teach all the fundamentals of the game and run a productive, high-energy practice Develop a formidable offense and tenacious defense Master 75 of her favorite drills, ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced

Author Notes

Sylvia Hatchell , a college coach for 30 years, has accumulated more than 400 career wins at the University of North Carolina. In 2006, her Tar Heels made the Final Four and Hatchell was named the Associated Press's Coach of the Year. She was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Jeff Thomas has coached girls' basketball for 16 years at the youth, high school, and Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) levels. A long-time writer, he lives in Richmond, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Introductionp. ix
The Head Coach's Rolep. ix
The Assistant Coach's Rolep. xii
Developing a Philosophy and a Stylep. xiv
Coaching Goalsp. xv
Coaching Girlsp. xvi
How to Use This Bookp. xvii
1 Preparing for the Seasonp. 1
About the Gamep. 1
Before the First Practicep. 10
Getting Startedp. 17
How to Run Effective Practicesp. 20
2 Fundamental Skillsp. 25
Warming Upp. 25
Footworkp. 26
Pivotingp. 27
Catching the Ballp. 28
Dribblingp. 30
Passingp. 36
Shootingp. 44
Reboundingp. 54
Getting Open: Moves without the Ballp. 59
Getting Open: Moves with the Ballp. 63
Screensp. 68
Post Playp. 73
Handling Trapsp. 83
Individual Defensep. 84
3 Team Offensep. 99
Principles of Team Offensep. 99
Continuities and Set Playsp. 102
Basic Playsp. 103
Man-to-Man Offense: Continuitiesp. 105
Man-to-Man Offense: Set Playsp. 110
Zone Offensep. 113
Fast-Break Offensep. 120
Out-of-Bounds Playsp. 125
Press Offensep. 129
Delay Offensep. 134
Last-Second Playsp. 134
Time and Score Situationsp. 138
Opening Jump Ballp. 138
4 Team Defensep. 140
Half-Court Defensep. 140
Full-Court Defensep. 149
Defending Screensp. 154
5 Team Managementp. 158
Handling Playersp. 158
Motivating Playersp. 160
Building Team Unityp. 160
Injuriesp. 161
Dealing with Parentsp. 163
6 Game Managementp. 166
Mind-Set and Expectationsp. 166
Pregame Routinep. 168
Choosing a Starting Fivep. 169
Substitutionsp. 170
Time-Outsp. 172
Halftimep. 173
Statisticsp. 176
Assistantsp. 176
Scoutingp. 177
Game Plans and Strategiesp. 178
Postgame Routinep. 184
After the Last Gamep. 184
Off-Seasonp. 185
7 Drillsp. 187
Footwork Drillsp. 187
Conditioning Drillsp. 188
Stationary Dribbling Drillsp. 188
Other Dribbling Drillsp. 189
Passing Drillsp. 191
Moving without the Ball Drillsp. 193
Shooting Drillsp. 196
Defensive Drillsp. 200
Shell Drillsp. 202
Rebounding Drillsp. 204
Fast-Break Drillsp. 205
Appendixp. 210
Sample Tryout Evaluation Sheetp. 210
Sample End-of-Tryouts Letterp. 211
Sample Player-Parent Handoutp. 212
Sample Master Practice Planp. 213
Sample Daily Practice Planp. 214
Sample Stat Sheetp. 215
Sample Game Sheetp. 216
Sample Scorebook Sheetp. 217
Sample Scouting Sheetp. 218
Referee Signalsp. 221
Glossaryp. 222
Indexp. 229