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Packed with numerous offensive and defensive drills

The fun and easy way® to get the score on coaching youthbasketball

Planning to volunteer as a basketball coach? This friendly guidehelps youcommand the court by explaining the rules of the game,giving you expert advice on teaching essential skills to differentage groups, running great practices, promoting teamwork, helpingstruggling players, keeping kids healthy and injury-free, andleading 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

Greg Bach is the communications director for the NationalAlliance For Youth Sports (NAYS), a position he has held since1993. Before joining NAYS, he worked as the sports editor of theHuron Daily Tribune in Bad Axe, Michigan, where he capturednumerous writing awards from the Associated Press, Michigan PressAssociation, and the Hearst Corporation. He has a journalism degreefrom Michigan State University, which he earned in 1989. He’san avid sports fan — particularly of his beloved Spartanbasketball 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 ForDummies.

The National Alliance For Youth Sports has beenAmerica’s leading advocate for positive and safe sports forchildren 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 youngsterswho participate in organized sports. The Alliance’s programsare utilized in more than 3,000 communities nationwide by parks andrecreation departments, Boys & Girls Clubs, Police AthleticLeagues, YMCAs/YWCAs, and various independent youth service groups,as well as on military installations worldwide. For moreinformation on the Alliance’s programs, which appear in thefollowing list, visit

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Great Drills & Sound Advise Nov. 9 2007
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I have been coaching younger children for 4 years, and I wanted to get some new drills that I could use during practices. This book has a really good outline of offense, defense, rebounding and practice drills. There are also some very good points at the begining of the book on how to deal with parents and other coaches, etc... Overall this book is very good to design a practice plan for coaches who are either new to coaching basketball, or are looking for additional or different drills to run.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great Source if Information Oct. 25 2011
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Great information, Good Quality. This bood definately has good information for the beginner. Good for sharing to young kids. This book is well wrtiien with diagrams.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Best book yet for coaching youth basketball Jan. 13 2014
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Lots of great tips and ideas for how to be the best kids basketball coach. From the very beginning of getting the job and contacting the parents to how to run a practice. The most important piece of info in it though is the emphasis on not having kids standing in lines in practice. So many youth coaches waste their time and the kid's time by not having efficient and challenging practices that ensure the kids IMPROVE their skills. Read this book to help ensure that you're the coach that makes a positive impact on your young players.
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Good book for beginning coaches Feb. 17 2013
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This book is very insightful if you are a beginning coach. It walks you through just about every step that you need to take as a coach. It discusses practice, parent interaction, offense, defense, pep talks, and much more. Like I mentioned if you are a beginning coach this book with be great.

If you have been a coach for more than a couple of years you probably won't learn much from this book. This book covers the very basics, and will not teach you anything new if you have a couple years experience.
Good choice! Feb. 3 2014
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Great for those looking to learn the basics about coaching basketball. Very easy to read tips and drills and the price was great compared to what book stores were offering!