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Description - The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball by David G. Faucher

The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball is written for the unprepared parent who is unwittingly thrust into the role of coaching his or her child's basketball team. It provides the fundamentals a new coach needs to control, motivate, and encourage a disparate group of boys and girls of varying skills and dispositions. It addresses both broad organizational and logistical issues (How do I get uniforms or arrange for practice time?) and more focused specifics (What do I do at te first practice? How do I set up an offense? How can I get everyone to pay attention?). The text allows a coach to fit drills and skill-building exercises to players of various ages and abilities, and to build on those skills at each practice. Later chapters provide more advanced drills and strategies a coach can pick throughout the season. Discussions will deal with motivational, gender, and age differences, and the comprehensive art program will be ethnically diverse.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071346078
ISBN-10: 0071346074
Format: Paperback
(236mm x 188mm x 8mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Ragged Mountain Press
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 24-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David G. Faucher

David G. Faucher, head coach of the NCAA Division I Dartmouth College men's varsity basketball team, began his coaching career at a junior high school. He honed his positive, learn-by-doing approach to coaching basketball over a career that spans 25 years. Dave is also director of the Dave Faucher Basketball Camp, a nationally acclaimed summer youth basketball camp, which he founded in 1984. Dave lives in New Hampshire with his wife and three sons, all successful basketball players.