You volunteered to coach the basketball team, but are you really ready? How will you teach the fundamental skills, run effective practices, and harness the energy of your young team? Fear not: Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Basketball has the answers.
Yes, the wildly popular and entertaining coaching guide is back in a new, updated, and expanded second edition. Longtime coaches Keith Miniscalco and Greg Kot return to share their experience and provide advice you can rely on from first practice to final shot. From evaluating players’ skills and establishing realistic goals to using in-game coaching tips, it’s all here—the drills, the plays, the fun.
Develop your team’s dribbling, passing, shooting, and rebounding skills with the Survival Guide’s collection of the game’s best youth drills. For plays and sets that young teams can actually run, flip to the Survival Guide’s offensive and defensive playbook. And to get the most out of every practice, follow the ready-to-use practice plans.
So worry not, coach. Survival Guide has helped countless coaches have rewarding and productive seasons—and a lot of fun along the way!
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Help! Where do I Start?
Chapter 2. Organizing Your Team Practices
Chapter 3. Developing Offensive Skills with 10 Simple Drills
Chapter 4. Teaching Defensive Skills with 10 Simple Drills
Chapter 5. Your Can’t-Miss Offensive Playbook
Chapter 6. Surefire Defensive Sets
Chapter 7. Special Plays and Situations
Chapter 8. Game Time! What’s my Role Again?