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Basketball Skills & Drills-3rd Edition [Paperback]

Jerry Krause , Don Meyer , Jerry Meyer
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Aug. 29 2007

Great basketball players like Tim Duncan and Dwyane Wade draw oohs and aahs with their spectacular moves. But before those 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 that every well-rounded player needs. This special book and DVD package demonstrates each key skill:


-Player positioning

-Moving without the ball

-Shooting

-Passing, catching, and dribbling

-Perimeter moves

-Post moves

-Defense

-Rebounding

The skills and 90 drills, coaching tips, and DVD reinforce the skill instruction, emphasize key points, and explain how to correct common errors. And since individual skills are effective 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, you must be fundamentally sound. Basketball Skills & Drills is your guide to becoming a complete player—one who can change the game with great moves and smart play.


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"Basketball Skills & Drills is one of the definitive books on the game. It's been an amazing resource for coaches at all levels."

Brenda Frese
University of Maryland
Head Women's Basketball Coach
2006 National Champions

“Jerry Krause, Don Meyer, and Jerry Meyer bring three generations of basketball playing and coaching expertise to bear on the fundamental skills of basketball. 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.”

Pat Summitt
Head women's basketball coach
University of Tennessee

"Basketball Skills & Drills has stood the test of time. With the inclusion of a DVD and timeless basics updated and changed for today's game, this book will continue to be a classic required by all coaches and players."

Mark Few
Head Basketball Coach
Gonzaga University

"Proper and quick execution of fundamental skills is necessary for every basketball player. The Basketball Skills & Drills package will help you develop these skills and add substance to your game."

John Wooden
Former UCLA Head Basketball Coach
Hall of Fame Member as a Player and Coach

About the Author

Jerry Krause has been coaching the basics of basketball since 1959. He has experience at the elementary, high school, college, and Olympic levels, which uniquely qualifies him to help players improve their skills at all levels.

Krause is the director of men's basketball operations for Gonzaga University. During his first stint with Gonzaga, Krause was an assistant coach for eight years. In between his time at Gonzaga, Krause spent five years at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point serving as a professor of sport philosophy, director of instruction for the physical education department, and assistant women's coach. Prior to his latest endeavors, Jerry Krause was head coach of the Eastern Washington University Eagles. During Krause's tenure his Eagle teams compiled a 262-196 (.572) record.

Krause has been a leader in national associations dedicated to the continued growth of basketball. He served on the selection committee of the National Basketball Hall of Fame, the board of directors of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), and the NCAA rules committee. He is the NABC research chair and a member of the NAIA Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education Hall of Fame. He holds a bachelor's degree from Wayne State University and master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Northern Colorado.

Krause was recognized for lifetime contributions to basketball as the 2007 Battle in Seattle honoree by Northwest Sports and Gonzaga University. He is the most widely published coach in basketball history, having written more than 30 books on coaching basketball. He resides in Cheney, Washington.

See his Web site at www.CoachJerryKrauseonline.com for more information.

Don Meyer is the head coach at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. His 860-plus wins put him in fifth place on the all-time list of coaches in men's collegiate basketball. Before his term at Northern State University, Meyer was the head men's basketball coach at Lipscomb University in Nashville for 24 seasons, where he reached the 700-win plateau faster than any other coach in college basketball. Named the National Coach of the Year in 1989 and 1990, Meyer was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in 1993. See www.Northern.edu.

In addition to coaching, Meyer has established a coaching academy that has attracted more than 10,000 basketball coaches from all over the United States. His reputation as a coach and teacher has allowed him to attract some of the most renowned coaches, including Pat Summitt and John Wooden, to speak at his academy. He resides in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

Jerry Meyer is the chief analyst and scout for the Rivals.com basketball recruiting coverage. He is a nationally recognized basketball instructor whose expertise dates back to his high school playing days when he won Tennessee's Mr. Basketball award in his junior and senior seasons. As a college player for Lipscomb University and the University of Minnesota at Duluth, Meyer was a two-time All-American and became college basketball's career assist leader. Meyer has been a high school head coach, has served as an assistant at Vanderbilt University, and has been a head coach in the American Basketball Association. Jerry lives in Nashville, Tennessee.


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5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME! Feb. 23 2010
Format:Paperback
This book is great!!! It's a little difficult to read through the drills at the end of each chapter, but there's a dvd to watch which makes it so easy!!!!!!! I coach girls basketball, they are 12 and 13 yrs old, many of them have never played before and I am able to use many of these chapters. If the season was longer I could use more of it, but that's for next season. Very well laid out, easy to find specific drills and again, the dvd makes it so clear and fool proof!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource book for coaches July 7 2011
By Red - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I have come to realize after years of coaching one of the problems my teams had was executing under pressure. While all but one of my teams have had winning seasons, we have always struggled to win the "big one." I realized it was because we did not execute fundamentals against the really good teams and that was my fault.

So I have been working on becoming a better practice coach and better at teaching fundamentals. This book is a great source for learning all the basic skills of basketball and how to teach these skills. I wish I had gotten this book years ago.

It has potos, diagrams, etc that really help in the process of learning what you are supposed to teach, why the skill is done the way it is when done correctly and how to teach the skill.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good instructional book and cd for any age. July 22 2010
By mpate - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I would highly recommend for any basketball coach at any level. I have been playing basketball for 30 years and found several new techniques, ideas and concepts in this book. Very well done.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great teaching book Feb. 13 2013
By Daniel R Diaz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Book is great for explaining basketball terms and strategies, as well as drills. It is easy to read, simple to understand, and effective at teaching basketball from inexperienced to college level.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book!!!! March 4 2012
By bigscreen48 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
great book!! I've been coaching youth b-ball almost 20 years and I've learned a great deal about fundamentals!! Excellent explanations, great photos, DVD. Coaches and players could learn from this book!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jerry Krause is the coach who mentored Don Meyer on teaching fundamentals! Oct. 7 2009
By Kevin Sivils - KCS Basketball Enterprises - Published on Amazon.com
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I had the distinct privilege of working for coaching legend Don Meyer for 16 GREAT summers at his Bison Basketball Camp when he was the coach at Lipscomb University. I got to meet Jerry Krause, the coach who mentored Coach Meyer on teaching fundamentals. Meyer is a master teacher of the basics of the game, but he learned a lot of it from the author of this book,Coach Krause.

This book is a great tool for beginning coaches, youth coaches and recreational coaches who want to teach more than a play or two and how to run a zone defense.

It is also a great reference for the serious high school coach who really wants to master teaching the essential fundamentals of the game of basketball. If the skill and how to teach it cannot be found in this book, it is not worth knowing about.

Kevin Sivils - author of Game Strategy and Tactics for Basketball
Game Strategies and Tactics for Basketball: Bench Coaching for Success
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