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Coaching Girls' Basketball (Baffled Parent's Guides)by Sylvia Hatchell
Synopses & Reviews
"If you're serious about coaching girls' basketball, Coach Hatchell's book is a must-read."Dean Smith, the winningest coach in NCAA men's basketball history
"Coach Hatchell covers everything you need to know about coaching girls' basketball."Betty Jaynes, CEO Emeritus, Women's Basketball Coaches Association
OK, youve got the clipboard and the whistle, youve entered the gym, and twelve eager young faces turn to you. Now what? Even if you know little or nothing about the sport and even less about coaching, Coaching Girls Basketball will lead you step by step through a successful season, from meeting your players and organizing your team, through teaching fundamentals, to making crucial game decisions.
Womens Basketball Hall of Fame coach Sylvia Hatchell helps you master the skills, drills, plays, and game-day tactics that will make you a great coach. She also helps you cope with important issues like treating players equally regardless of ability, unhappy parents, helping all your players experience growth and success, and recognizing the crucial differences between coaching girls and boys. Coach Hatchell shows you how to:
"Learn from the best. Coach Hatchell knows basketball."Charlotte Smith-Taylor, forward, Washington Mystics; 1995 ESPN National Player of the Year
From a top collegiate women's coach, the complete, one-of-a-kind guide to coach your daughter's youth-league basketball team Following the successful formula of other books in this series, Coaching Girls' Basketball is written to walk you through the process of coaching your 6- to 13-year-old girl's team. It provides all the fundamentals to get through the season and, most important, to understand the nuances of working with girls. With sensitivity, Hatchell helps you to be the best coach you can be--and have fun on the court.
About the Author
Sylvia Hatchell has been a college head coach for 29 years and won the NCAA national championship in 1994. She is an inductee into the Womens Basketball Hall of Fame.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Now That I’m a Coach, What's Next?
The Coach’s Role
Developing a Philosophy and a Style
What Are Your Goals?
Coaching Girls Versus Coaching Boys
How to Use This Book
Part One: Coaching 101: The Coach's Start-Up Kit
1. Preparing for the Season
About the Game
Setting Up the Season
How to Run Effective Practices
2. Teaching the Fundamentals
Catching the Ball
Getting Open: Moves without the Ball
Moves with the Ball
Individual Defensive Skills
3. Teaching Team Offense
Principles of Team Offense
Man-to-Man Offense: Continuities
Man-to-Man Offense: Set Plays
Opening Jump Ball
4. Teaching Team Defense
5. The Season Is Underway . . . Now What?
Handling Your Players
Motivating Your Players
Building Team Unity
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