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: A Guide for Players and Fans gives young readers a courtside look at one of the world's most popular sports. Readers will find easy-to-read explanations of basketball's beginnings, basic rules and strategies, and how they can suit up and get on the court. This book features colorful photos, fun facts, and informative sidebars, and kids who love basketball won't want to stop reading until they're ready for tip-off!
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.
"BASKETBALL" is a delightful cartoon book dedicated to the coaches, players and fans involved in the fast action sport of basketball. It's a perfect "bathroom" book loaded with a 120-original basketball cartoons drawn by Robert Tiritilli. This book takes a light-hearted look at the game of shooting a ball thru a hoop!
So you’re thinking about volunteering to coach youth basketball? Great! You’re in for a fun, rewarding experience. Whether you’re new to the sport and looking for some guidance or you’re a seasoned coach hunting for some fresh tips, Coaching Basketball For Dummies will help you command the court with confidence. Each friendly chapter is packed with expert advice on teaching the basics of basketball—from dribbling and shooting to rebounding and defending—and guiding your kids to a fun-filled, stress-free season. You get a crash course in the rules and regulations of the game, as well as clear explanations of what all those lines, circles, and half-circle markings mean on the court. You’ll assign team positions, run great practices, and work with both beginning and intermediate players of different age groups. You’ll also see how to ramp up your players’ skills and lead your team effectively during a game. This book will also help you discover how to: Develop your coaching philosophy Understand your league’s rules Conduct a preseason parents’ meeting—crucial for opening the lines of communication Teach offensive and defensive strategies Keep your kids healthy and injury-free Encourage good sportsmanship Make critical half-time adjustments during a game Help struggling players Address discipline problems and handle difficult parents Coach an All-Star or Travel team Complete with numerous offensive and defensive drills and tips for helping your kids relax before a game, Coaching Basketball For Dummies is the fun and easy way to get the score on this worthwhile endeavor!
This chronicle of the storied history of the University of Cincinnati basketball program is filled with anecdotes from and about its star players, coaches, and colorful characters. The coaches include Bob Huggins, who took over the program in 1989 and led the Bearcats back to prominence with a 1992 Final Four appearance; his predecessor Tony Yates, a former star Cincinnati player who was eventually fired as the coach; Ed Badger, who went on to coach and scout in the NBA: Gale Catlett, who left UC for West Virginia; Ed Jucker, who coached the Bearcats to their two national championships: and Tay Baker, the only man to coach at both UC and crosstown rival Xavier University. Among the star players featured in the book are, of course, Hall of Famers Oscar Robertson and Jack Twyman; 2000 National Player of the Year Kenyon Martin, and All-Americans such as Nick Van Exel, Danny Fortson and Steve Logan. Author Michael Perry also recounts some of the program's most memorable games and moments, including recaps of the most exciting Crosstown Shootouts against the rival Xavier Musketeers. Tales from the Cincinnati Bearcats Hardwood will be a comprehensive trip down memory lane, providing insight into the Huggins era and, for those who did not start following the team until the 1990s, a nice history lesson about one of America's top basketball programs.
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.
James Naismith was teaching physical education at the Young Men's Christian Association Training College in Springfield, Massachusetts, and felt discouraged because calisthenics and gymnastics didn't engage his students. What was needed was an indoor wintertime game that combined recreation and competition. One evening he worked out the fundamentals of a game that would quickly catch on. Two peach half-bushel baskets gave the name to the brand new sport in late 1891. Basketball: Its Origin and Development was written by the inventor himself, who was inspired purely by the joy of play. Naismith, born in northern Ontario in 1861, gave up the ministry to preach clean living through sport. He describes Duck on the Rock, a game from his Canadian childhood, the creative reasoning behind his basket game, the eventual refinement of rules and development of equipment, the spread of amateur and professional teams throughout the world, and the growth of women's basketball (at first banned to male spectators because the players wore bloomers). Naismith lived long enough to see basketball included in the Olympics in 1936. Three years later he died, after nearly forty years as head of the physical education department at the University of Kansas. This book, originally published in 1941, carries a new introduction by William J. Baker, a professor of history at the University of Maine, Orono. He is the author of Jesse Owens: An American Life and Sports in the Western World.
Over the past forty-five years, Friar basketball has captured the attention of sports fans in Rhode Island and throughout New England. From humble beginnings, the small Dominican school on Smith Hill in Providence has produced a story reminiscent of David and Goliath. The legend persists: tiny Providence College taking on and beating the big boys of college basketball. Run on a shoestring budget in the 1950s and 1960s, the program rose up out of nowhere to pull upset after upset. The school went on to dominate college basketball in New England, recording more postseason tournament games and victories, more twenty-win seasons, more All-Americans, and more players in the pros than any school in the region. Providence College Basketball: The Friar Legacy examines the seventy-five-year history of Friar hoops and celebrates the great players, coaches, games, and moments that have made Providence College basketball so unforgettable. Relive the annual trips to the National Invitation Tournament, the two Final Fours, and discover how Rhode Island became hooked on the Friars.
The ultimate reference source for true-blue fans offers profiles of great games, classic finishes (both wins and losses), and compelling personalities, including players, coaches, and opponents. 130 photos.
This easy-to-read guide, filled with illustrations and action photographs, contains everything for the fan and non-fan alike to understand and enjoy the sport of basketball. Each section stands alone, so it can be used as a handy reference guide, and it is so lightweight it can easily be taken to games. The book includes:- The Rules of Basketball Simplified - What to Look For During Play - Statistics Explained - The NBA Draft - The Road to the NCAA Final Four - College Rule Differences - Stars and Great Teams -- Past and Present - A Complete Glossary The popularity of basketball has exploded over the last decade or so. Attendance has doubled and annual merchandise sales are now approaching $3 Billion! Yet many people still do not grasp the basics of the sport. This handy spectator guide will help you better understand the game so you can discover why basketball is America's fastest growing team sport.
National Basketball Conditioning Coaches Association
Author: National Basketball Conditioning Coaches Association
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Category: Sports & Recreation
This is a complete guide to performance factors, training direction and workouts. The text provides solid background information and guidance, while the accompanying DVD offers clear visual demonstrations of tests and drills.
The tradition of college basketball excellence that reigns at Indiana University can only be matched by a handful of other elite programs, while the fierce devotion of IU basketball fans has been selling out arenas and inspiring generation after generation of Hoosier fans for over a century. The Indiana University Basketball Encyclopedia captures the glory, the tradition, and the championships, from the team's inaugural games in the winter of 1901 all the way through the 2003-04 season. The most comprehensive book ever written about IU basketball, this encyclopedia covers every season and every game the Hoosiers have played throughout their illustrious history, including all of the program's Big Ten Conference championships and NCAA championships. It is a must-have for the library of every devoted IU basketball fan and a fitting guide to one of the most storied traditions in all of college basketball.
The Historical Dictionary of Basketball is a comprehensive account of all forms of basketball_amateur, professional, men's, women's, Olympic, domestic, and international_from its invention in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith through the present day. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on the people, places, teams, and terminology of the game.