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Play Better Basketball

Author : Kathy Brook
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The definitive guide to taking hoop skills to the next level. Coaches Dawn Smyth and Kathy Brook break down the complicated game of basketball into its core elements and offer aspiring hoop stars clear and practical tips and techniques to help transform their individual and team game. With the strong foundation of core skills presented here, basketball players can engage in exciting team systems while continuing to learn the intermediate and advanced individual skills that will propel them to become elite-level scoring threats and never-back-down defenders. Play Better Basketball focuses on individual skills as executed in a team environment. It introduces seldom taught mental drills that will teach players how to read opponents in order to react in a way that will put the odds of success in their favor. With step-by-step photography, Play Better Basketball shows players and coaches how to blend sublime skills with cutting-edge team systems to create smart, skilled, consistent and all-around effective players.

Actually Get Better Your Guide to Better Basketball

Author : Devin Polk
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Actually Get Better... is a critical tool for any basketball player to use in their efforts to stand out amongst the masses of competitors with a similar aim. This detailed guide lends honest advice for aspiring athletes to make real improvement. Open your mind to the strategies, drills, tips, and helpful means to efficient practice contained in this guide. Powerful eye-openers and insights are captured from proven training methods and careful observation of player development. Finally, here are clear and easy to understand ways to truly better yourself. This is "Your guide to better basketball."

Play Better Basketball

Author : Jim Pruitt
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A basketball coach discusses the skills, techniques, attitudes, and characteristics a coach looks for in a basketball player, at the high school, college, amateur, or professional level.

How to Play Better Basketball

Author : Ralph Henry Barbour
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Basketball Skills and Drills

Author : Jerry Krause
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Before great basketball players developed their superstar flair, they built a solid base of fundamental skills in all phases of the game. Basketball Skills and Drills provides a blueprint for building the foundation that every well-rounded basketball player needs. 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.

Basketball For Dummies

Author : Richard Phelps
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Basketball is the most popular participatory sport in the United States. As simple as the game often seems—throwing a ball through a hoop—there are many aspects of the game that go unnoticed. But with Basketball For Dummies, Second Edition, you’ll get the inside scoop on hoops. Whether you’re a player, a fan, or a coach, Basketball For Dummies, Second Edition will get you better acquainted to the game, so you can play it better, coach it smarter, or appreciate it more as a spectator. Former Notre Dame head coach Digger Phelps begins with the fundamentals and quickly moves up court from there. From playing a pick-up game to watching March Madness on TV to the excitement of the NBA Playoffs, Phelps has come up with a game plan that shows you how to have fun with the game, while you become familiar with it. By the final buzzer, you’ll have pulled down pointers on how to play the game, how to look good on the court, how to coach it, how to watch it, ho w to strategize, and even how to talk trash on the playground. Within these pages, you’ll also discover how to: Suit up for the court Get into basketball shape Play effective offense and defense Use signature moves from NBA greats Shoot quality free-throws Join fantasy leagues and get great stuff online From the basics to the latest coaching drills and techniques, this friendly reference offers you expert advice on the plays, strategies, and moves on and off the court—from high school to college hoops, to the WNBA, and beyond.

How to Be Better at Basketball in 21 Days

Author : James Wilson
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Basketball drills coupled with strong fundamentals are the key for any top basketball player. "You can practice basketball shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise."- Michael Jordan. People believe that in order to excel at anything in life practice is absolutely essential. What most people will not tell you is that without technique, discipline and character no amount of practice will help you achieve your goal, especially when it comes to basketball. James Wilson has been coaching basketball in 20 countries over the past 30 years and can he has got considerable experience in teaching the game. Perhaps he knows more about it than an average coach. Throughout this time James Wilson has developed a core philosophy regarding the game, which works on several important skills for effective basketball conditioning. Today he wants to share this unique knowledge with you. This book, "How to Be Better At Basketball in 21 days" is a rigorous program designed for amateurs and professionals alike. It is guaranteed to improve your form, develop new basketball skills and get you in perfect conditioning before the start of a new season. You will also discover: * Basketball drills that can help you develop basic skills and challenge more advanced players. * Tips on how to increase your basketball shooting accuracy. * Most effective ways for better ball handling and better crossovers. * Why you have been failing to improve your basketball skills! * Ways to get stronger at basketball and improve your athleticism. * How to toughen your mental state so that you play with confidence, courage, and control. * How to be a key player in helping your team win basketball games! Grab your copy now and follow our unique 21-Day Program that will take your basketball skills to the next level. Check Out What Others Are Saying... "Everything any basketball player that wants to improve needs to read. This will help any player at any level of play." "This book is the best. If you want to get better at basketball get this book. I highly recommend it." - Rocko (USA)

Basketball Visionetics

Author : Edwin L. Atlas
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Coach Edwin L. Atlas brings over forty years of playing and coaching experience at the high school, AAU, Boys & Girls Club, and recreational levels. Coach Atlas personally witnessed highlight moves of ABA/NBA all-star Julius “Dr. J” Erving as a youth and played on the same playgrounds in his hometown of Hempstead, New York. He played competitive basketball for various teams with the US Army for twenty-three years, including a semiprofessional season in Istanbul, Turkey. His globe-trotting experience includes playing and coaching in South Korea and Italy, plus within the States in DC, Maryland, Virginia, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Oklahoma. He also played for several White House and Pentagon basketball teams during his military career.

Stuff Good Players Should Know

Author : Dick DeVenzio
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STUFF Good Players Should Know may very well be the best book ever written for basketball players. It is conversational and easy to understand, yet filled with subtle insights into the game of basketball. STUFF is page after page of creative concepts, common sense, and special tips that can not be found anywhere else. ? How do you guard a stronger player? ? How do you set up a game-winning steal? ? How do you ?strip? a rebound? ? How do you score with a strong-handed dribble while going to the weak side? ? How do you practice shooting for maximum game effectiveness? ? How do you recognize defensive changes? STUFF is like having a coach right beside you, in your room, discussing the fine points of the games. How do you think in the minutes of the game? How do you react to mistakes? What is your attitude about fouls? Eating? Superstitions? Injuries? All this and more makes STUFF a book that players will find indispensable. Basketball fans will enjoy it, but players won't do

The Basketball Coach s Primer

Author : Thomas Frood
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The Basketball Coach’s Primer is a resource of basketball ideas. It is written for coaches ready to review the principles and methods of the game before getting started with a new team, or for renewing coaches reviewing for the next season of basketball. Reviewing and renewing to gain greater understanding makes the game better for all the people of basketball. The basketball content or substance herein is not the authoritative “last” word but this study puts forward the important ideas for developing the players and the game at a fundamental level. This resource provides a synopsis of essentials, including a comprehensive outline of the basic maneuvers and processes for developing the skills and mobility of the players. A substantial quantity of relevant game-specific basketball applications are added to the mix of ideas for good measure. The Basketball Coach’s Primer also lays the basis for a more advanced game if needed.

Transcendental Basketball Blues

Author : Mike Pemberton
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Jack Henderson, a star basketball player, has it all. Loving mother, Mary Lou, is a great musician, father, Sam, a local hero. But when Jack starts high school, Mary Lou disappears. Diagnosed a paranoid schizophrenic, she spends Jack's adolescence on the run, escaping imagined tormentors. Confined to a mental hospital, then released home, she skips her medication and the cycle repeats. By Jack's senior year, love of music and basketball intertwine as mother and son seek solace within the transcendent moments yielded by their twin passions. Set in the late 1970's in basketball crazy Illinois, "Transcendental Basketball Blues" brings to life the post-Vietnam, post-Watergate days where racial integration took tentative first steps, stagflation simmered, disco fever raged and Top 40 radio ruled. Yet the themes of love, forgiveness, humor in the face of hopelessness and acceptance of others for who they are ring true for readers from all eras.

Basketball and Philosophy

Author : Jerry Walls
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What can the film Hoosiers teach us about the meaning of life? How can ancient Eastern wisdom traditions, such as Taoism and Zen Buddhism, improve our jump-shots? What can the “Zen Master” (Phil Jackson) and the “Big Aristotle” (Shaquille O’Neal) teach us about sustained excellence and success? Is women’s basketball “better” basketball? How, ethically, should one deal with a strategic cheater in pickup basketball? With NBA and NCAA team rosters constantly changing, what does it mean to play for the “same team”? What can coaching legends Dean Smith, Rick Pitino, Pat Summitt, and Mike Krzyzewski teach us about character, achievement, and competition? What makes basketball such a beautiful game to watch and play? Basketball is now the most popular team sport in the United States; each year, more than 50 million Americans attend college and pro basketball games. When Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, first nailed two peach baskets at the opposite ends of a Springfield, Massachusetts, gym in 1891, he had little idea of how thoroughly the game would shape American—and international—culture. Hoops superstars such as Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Yao Ming are now instantly recognized celebrities all across the planet. So what can a group of philosophers add to the understanding of basketball? It is a relatively simple game, but as Kant and Dennis Rodman liked to say, appearances can be deceiving. Coach Phil Jackson actively uses philosophy to improve player performance and to motivate and inspire his team and his fellow coaches, both on and off the court. Jackson has integrated philosophy into his coaching and his personal life so thoroughly that it is often difficult to distinguish his role as a basketball coach from his role as a philosophical guide and mentor to his players. In Basketball and Philosophy, a Dream Team of twenty-six basketball fans, most of whom also happen to be philosophers, proves that basketball is the thinking person’s sport. They look at what happens when the Tao meets the hardwood as they explore the teamwork, patience, selflessness, and balanced and harmonious action that make up the art of playing basketball.

Should My Child Play AAU Basketball

Author : Arlington R. Callies
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The content of the book seeks to address, discuss and resolve common issues encountered playing on a select sports team. Its primary focus is on basketball and helping parents make the right decision as to whether or not to allow their child to specialize in one sport in pursue of scholarship or a dream of one day playing in the NBA (National Basketball Association). The author’s goal is to set the expectations for the parent and child that playing AAU basketball is fun and very entertaining but it requires time, energy, commitment and money. Solutions and remedies are given to a common question most parents have such as, “why doesn’t the coach play my child more during the game?” Another question of interest for most parents is the financial burden it appears to place on most families that include the cost of uniforms, tournament fees, food and travel and if it’s all worth pursuing every year! There is an entire chapter dedicated to searching and finding the right team for my child. Another chapter focus on finding a coach that has my child’s best interest in mind as a player and as person. It’s a book that every coach that coaches a select sport team should purchase and give their parents and require them to read before the season begins especially chapter 5. Chapter 5 defines the parent’s role during the course of the season making the games fun for everyone. The book a great read for anyone that has a child playing on a select sports team.

Spirit of Play Basketball

Author : Theresa S. Halzle
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The Spirit of Play series recognizes the importance of sports and recreation in the lives of young people. Highquality photos of young people at play with quotations from the Bible "opens the Book" to youth in a unique way while giving new significance to the activity pictured. An excellent resources for youth ministers, coaches, teachers, and parents.

52 week Basketball Training

Author : Chip Sigmon
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Designed for both male and female players, this title presents daily workouts for optimal training throughout the year so that players can withstand the rigors of the sport. Explanations and detailed illustrations provide clear instruction on how to perform each of the 192 drills and exercises.

A Guide to Playing Professional Basketball Overseas

Author : Levell Sanders
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Levell Sanders has spent the past decade excelling in European Basketball. He has truly 'learned the ropes' of the European leagues and maximized his career and his life experience. This book is a 'must-read' for any player or family member who is considering a basketball career overseas." Tommy Amaker Head Coach at Harvard University A Guide to Playing Professional Basketball Overseas is a great read and should be considered by every basketball player, who is trying to play overseas or just started their professional career. Playing professionally always sounds like the best thing in the world, because we are able to do what we love and even make money with it, but Levell Sanders will tell you also about the negative sides of this job, and give you important advice that can help you in pursuing your professional career. Not everyone is made for this job, and if you want to know, if you are read this book! Juliane Hhne Professional Basketball Player Overseas 2008-present Played in Italy,Germany,Belgium and currently playing in France A Guide to Playing Professional Basketball Overseas is an absolutely great book for players that aspire to play professional basketball overseas, players currently playing professionally overseas as well as basketball fans everywhere. Levell Sanders shares his wealth of experience about life and basketball overseas and gives you a first hand look at the pros and cons of what it takes to really make a career out of being a professional athlete. This book is a must read and it's long overdue! Corey Muirhead Professional Basketball Player Overseas 2006-present Played in France,Austria,Switzerland and currently playing in the Czech Republic

The Best of the Best in Basketball

Author : Rachel Rutledge
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Discusses the past and future of women's basketball and presents biographies of eight of the sport's most famous players: Cynthia Cooper, Teresa Edwards, Lisa Leslie, Rebecca Lobo, Nikki McCray, Dawn Staley, Kate Starbird, and Sheryl Swoopes.

Basketball Basketball Made Easy Beginner and Expert Strategies For Becoming A Better Basketball Player

Author : Ace McCloud
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Are you embarrassed by your basketball skills? Tired of missing those crucial shots? Wish you could steal the ball more often? Whether you want to (1) shoot more accurately, (2) play better defense, or (3) discover how to be a more powerful player, this book will get you there. Are you afraid you're too short to ever succeed at basketball? You can play a great game, even if you're not a giant. Superior speed and agility can overcome a lack of height. I've included plenty of drills and strategies that you can use to make the most of your ability to maneuver around your opponent quickly and easily! Ooze confidence on the court. If you adopt even a few of the strategies in this book, you can find yourself dribbling more smoothly, passing, the ball more accurately, and shooting baskets with far greater confidence and effectiveness. Know the game inside and out. From the basics to expert strategies, this book will fill in the gaps in your knowledge with detailed descriptions of each playing position and a variety of playing strategies. Sharpen your knowledge of the game with targeted drills and strength training exercise that have been proven to be powerfully effective. What Will You Learn About Basketball? How to boost your passing skills. How to increase your dribbling agility. How to shoot the ball with confidence and accuracy. Powerful defensive strategies that help win games. The best drills for improving your skills. You Will Also Discover: The key secret to skill development . The best stretches to do before workouts and games. How to master your position on the court. How to be highly motivated and totally prepared on game day. Effectively boost your most important skills through targeted practice. Learn how to design practice sessions that are tailored to your specific strengths and weaknesses. You will also discover practical ways to shore up your weaknesses without neglecting your strengths. Know exactly what to do in order to make the most of your practice time. See how easily you can smoke 'em! Start enjoying the sounds of the cheering crowd. Get in the zone and start dominating on the court: Buy It Now!

Basketball Tips Bite Size Techniques to Boost Your Game

Author : Ed Tennyson
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Basketball Tips: Bite-Size Techniques To Boost Your Game is a simple and easy-to-apply book in which you will discover ninety-six basketball tips and tricks you can immediately use to improve your game, in the shortest time possible. Inside you will discover... How to play better basketball Fundamental skills you should know How to sharpen your shooting skills How to toughen your mental state so you play with confidence, courage, and control. How to improve your strength How to boost your game by improving your jump height How to master the perfect slam dunk PLUS lots more bite-size tips to help you play better.

Michael Jordan

Author : Matt Christopher
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Don't miss this action-packed and informative look at the life and achievements of a basketball legend! Matt Christopher, the number one sports writer for kids, profiles basketball superstar Michael Jordan, covering his childhood, college career, rookie years, professional career highlights, and even his short stint in minor league baseball. Written in Matt Christopher's easy-to-read style and complete with incredible photos and Michael Jordan's key stats, this comprehensive biography will entertain and educate.