Other Resource Materials for Youth Basketball
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or as a downloadable
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Books and Reviews
Coaching Youth Basketball-4th Edition by Jr. John McCarthy
"Although the book started slowly, with explanations of coaching philosophies and how to work with children (valuable information,of course),
series of drills and skill development tools that I could use at the 6th Grade level
I was pleased to find a series of drills and skill development tools that I could use at the 6th Grade level. The drills were coded as appropriate for "Beginner", "Intermediate", and Advanced" levels of play."
A Baffled Parents Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball by David Faucher
"I had previously coached boys soccer, but not basketball. This book helped me immensely. It covers everything from the first practice and parents meeting through more advanced drills. I saw my 4th grade team improve when I started to apply the
and drills from this book. I highly recommend it.
Coaching Youth Basketball: The Guide for Coaches and Parents
by Jr. John McCarthy
“A wonderful book. Short (156 pp.) and highly readable, McCarthy makes it all very simple. McCarthy covers the fundamentals (footwork, dribbling, rebounding, etc.) but intersperses his text with invaluable practical advice…”
“I have coached kids (boys and girls) in basketball of ages 4-12, this book provided the best information on what to do and what to expect”
“Great tool for first time coaches. I'm coaching 7 year olds that never played basketball before and this is helping me coordinate my practice and game plans.”
“This book does a good job of covering the basics, including the fundamentals of
pick and roll,
give and go
, fakes,etc. with good photos. Good section on
The Survival Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball…Only the Essential Drills, Practice Plans, Plays, and coaching Tips! by Keith Miniscalco and Greg Kot
“If you are a new coach with little personal playing experience or a veteran coach looking for a way to recapture that teaching 'magic' this book is worth reading.”
“We have two boys that are playing basketball (grades 7 and 3)and this book really helped us understand the basic skills”
“Fantastic book full of great information that can come in handy with the younger kids. Gave me lots of great ideas and ways to work with the younger team mates.”
Youth Basketball Drills by Burrall Paye
“This book is an excellent resource for any coach. There is a chapter for each fundamental of the game. Each chapter has a nice progression of drills and a purpose behind each. Each individual drill has a referenced prerequisite section, a detailed break-down and diagram of the drill, and crucial teaching points as a ruberic. It also has a section to help you plan your practices for the entire season.”
“The drills in this book are well organized and laid out so that the beginning coach can use them from the 6 year old beginning player up to championship caliber high school squads. I have been coaching youth basketball for over 23 years and this is one of the best instruction manuals I have used. Outstanding!”
“I was new to coaching youth basketball and needed ideas for drills. This book was helpful with drills as well as good diagrams and explanations.”
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