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Whether you are a new basketball coach or a seasoned veteran in the coaching ranks, Building a Better Basketball Program will help organize your thoughts, goals, and plans for each basketball season. From developing or tweaking your coaching philosophy to planning and scouting opponents, this book details a step by step plan that will enhance your total basketball program. In Building a Better Basketball Program, Coach Biddison takes you through each stage of basketball season that includes ideas for pre-season and off-season work, including key points concerning strength and conditioning. His belief that planning and execution is the backbone behind turning a weak program into a good program and a mediocre program into a great program is evident throughout the book. In Building a Better Basketball Program, you will see not only how to plan your season, but you will learn 20 key qualities of a leader that cannot help but make you a better coach. Table of Contents Why Do We Coach Developing Your Coaching Philosophy The 20 Most Important Qualities a Coach Can Have Building Confidence Into Your Players Strength and Conditioning Using Your Assistant Coaches A Plan for the Total Basketball Program Choosing Your Roster Practice Planning: Fundamentals are for Champions Scheduling Meet the Parents Scouting The Basketball Calendar
Nothing but net! You can dribble, shoot, and swish with tons of basketball fun in The Everything Kids' Basketball Book, 2nd Edition! Full to the rim with trivia, history, and thirty fun puzzles and games, this one-of-a-kind book is a must-have for kids who love the game. Inside, you'll discover: Facts and stats about basketball players of the past and today The best offensive and defensive moves Up-to-date stats and records of NBA teams The scoop on the WNBA, the NCAA, and Olympic basketball The history of basketball The rules of the sport and tips for enhancing your game This is your tip-off into the world of basketball. Learn about the greatest players, figure out the best position for you, and understand the sport on a deeper level. From college ball to the Hall of Fame, this book is your ticket to the fastest game in town! AUTHOR: Bob Schaller is an award-winning sports writer and the author of thirty-five books, including The State of the Game with Hall of Fame basketball coach Denny Crum and UCLA legend John Wooden, and What Though the Odds with Notre Dame alum Haley Scott DeMaria. He is currently a contributing writer for several magazines and online news sites, including Skating, Splash, USA Gymnastics, and USA Hockey. He lives in Lubbock, TX. Dave Harnish is the head basketball coach at Western Nebraska Community College. His teams have won the Region IX Tournament five of the last six years to advance to the national tournament, and have won at least thirty games in six of the last seven seasons. They have not lost more than nine games in a season since 1993. He lives in Scottsbluff, NE.
The economics of the NCAA Division I men's basketball league are peculiar because it fails to hire the best college-aged players and does little to enhance competitive balance within the league. The league's policy decisions and its ability to remain economically viable, despite its short-sighted governance decisions, are discussed.
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