Coaches Jerry Krause of Gonzaga and Curtis Janz of Oklahoma Christian combine forces with renowned physical education and human performance specialist James H. Conn, Ph.D. to present this ground-breaking and easy-to-apply resource on how to systematically develop the abilities of basketball players from as early as age 4 through age 18. Identifies what "developmentally appropriate" skills should be taught and the best time to teach them in order to maximize ability, understanding, and enjoyment. Covers coaching philosophy for youth sports, changing the game for younger players, planning practices for younger players, as well as fundamental skills for lower elementary (grades K-3), upper elementary (grades 4-6), middle/junior high school (7-8), lower secondary (grades 9-10), and high school (grades 11-12). Ideal for coaches, teachers, and parents of athletes at any age and ability. Features over 150 photographs and illustrations. Produced in cooperation with the National Association of Basketball Coaches.