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

'An excellent guide to teaching kids about the game. There's something here for veteran coaches as well as beginners' - Larry Bird. 'Whatever your teaching credentials, your greatest responsibility is to give each player a positive learning experience' - David Faucher Coach.You thought you were just going to sign up your child for the youth league. Now here you are, a newly anointed coach. You didn't ask for it, but it happened anyway. Now you need help. Don't despair. This complete guidebook will not only get you through it but will help you become the coach you'd like to be - the coach who can give your kids the sports experience they deserve. You've already taken a big step: you said "yes" to this important commitment. Congratulations. You'll have a great time, and Dave Faucher is here to help. Survive your first practice and first game. Win over problem players - and parents. Know what to do in game situations. Reach all your players. Work with girls and boys. Match your drills and strategies to age and ability. Make it fun and rewarding. Be the coach you never had. Generate enthusiasm. Improve your players and your team.' Here's a book I would recommend to all youth coaches' - Jill Kearney, recreation director, Norwich, Vermont. 'I like Coach Faucher's philosophy, his approach to coaching kids, and his enthusiasm' - Jeffrey Thomas, youth coach, Richmond, Virginia. 'Easy to follow and comprehensive. A clear and inspiring picture of how to play basketball and how to coach basketball' - Tom Bertocci, youth coach, Thomaston, Maine.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071346078
ISBN-10: 0071346074
Format: Paperback
(236mm x 188mm x 6mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Ragged Mountain Press
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 1-Sep-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.