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About Basketball Skills & Drills . . .
Great basketball players like Tim Duncan, Chamique Holdsclaw, and Grant Hill draw oohs and aahs with their spectacular moves. But before these players developed their superstar flair, they built a solid base of fundamental skills in all phases of the game.
Basketball Skills & Drills provides a perfect blueprint for building the foundation every well-rounded player needs. Perfect for both coaches of beginning players and for players themselves, this all-inclusive manual teaches and illustrates each key individual skill, including
• basic positioning,
The book includes 59 drills to reinforce the skill instruction and make every practice session more fun and effective. Coaching tips sprinkled throughout the book emphasize key points and explain how to correct common errors.
Since individual skills are effective in games only when used within the team concept, the book also covers key team principles for both ends of the court. Tactics for offense, including special situations such as out-of-bounds plays, will improve spacing, ball and player movement, shot selection, and scoring. Defensive tactics emphasize positioning, pressure, and various systems to apply in each area or level of the court.
To be an all-star, a player must first master the basics. Basketball Skills & Drills is your guide to developing all the fundamentals of the game.
About the Author
Jerry Krause has been coaching the basics of basketball since 1959. His experience at the elementary, high school, college, and Olympic levels uniquely qualifies him to write a book that helps to improve the skills of players at all levels of play.
Krause is a professor of sport philosophy and the director of instruction for West Point U.S. Military Academy’s Department of Physical Education. He received the 1988 State Honor Award from the Washington Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance for outstanding teaching and coaching in college physical education.
A member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), Krause is the chair of their National Research Committee and wrote the 1986 Code of Ethics. Krause received the 1998 NABC Appreciation Award for lifetime contributions to basketball. He is also a member and past president of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Basketball Coaches Association.
Krause is also the author of the popular, The Basketball Bible and the Basketball Resource Guide, as well as nine other basketball coaching books and 18 basketball teaching videos.
Don Meyer has reached unprecedented heights in his first 23 seasons as head men’s basketball coach at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. He reached the 600-win plateau faster than any other coach in college basketball history. Named the National Coach of the Year in 1989 and 1990, Meyer was inducted to the NAIA Hall of Fame in 1993. He resides in Nashville.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Basic Body Control
Appendix: Practice Planning
Words of Praise
"This Basketball Skills &
Drills book, CD ROM, and four videos provide a complete teaching and learning
package for every secondary school coach and player. Any coach interested
in improving his/her craft or players who want to improve their game would
be remiss in not using these landmark tools."
"Jerry Krause, Don Meyer, and
Jerry Meyer bring three generations of basketball playing and coaching
expertise to bear on the fundamental skills of basketball. This package
is wide and deep. It is a landmark contribution for all coaches of men’s
and women’s basketball. If you want to teach the basic skills, this book
is a must."