From the Back Cover
Packed with numerous offensive and defensive drills
The fun and easy way® to get the score on coaching youth basketball
Planning to volunteer as a basketball coach? This friendly guide helps youcommand the court by explaining the rules of the game, giving you expert advice on teaching essential skills to different age groups, running great practices, promoting teamwork, helping struggling players, keeping kids healthy and injury-free, and leading your team effectively during a game.
- Develop your coaching philosophy
Teach offensive and defensive strategies
Encourage good sportsmanship
Ensure safety on the field
Communicate effectively with parents
About the Author
is the communications director for the National Alliance For Youth Sports (NAYS), a position he has held since 1993. Before joining NAYS, he worked as the sports editor of the Huron Daily Tribune
in Bad Axe, Michigan, where he captured numerous writing awards from the Associated Press, Michigan Press Association, and the Hearst Corporation. He has a journalism degree from Michigan State University, which he earned in 1989. He’s an avid sports fan — particularly of his beloved Spartan basketball team — and has coached a variety of youth sports. He’s also the author of Coaching Soccer For Dummies, Coaching Football For Dummies,
and Coaching Baseball For Dummies.
The National Alliance For Youth Sports has been America’s leading advocate for positive and safe sports for children for the past 25 years. It serves volunteer coaches, parents with children involved in organized sports, game officials, youth sports administrators, league directors, and the youngsters who participate in organized sports. The Alliance’s programs are utilized in more than 3,000 communities nationwide by parks and recreation departments, Boys & Girls Clubs, Police Athletic Leagues, YMCAs/YWCAs, and various independent youth service groups, as well as on military installations worldwide. For more information on the Alliance’s programs, which appear in the following list, visit www.nays.org.