Are you new to basketball or have never coached a youth team before?
Are you unsure of what to do during practice or how to manage a team during a game?
Are you dealing with a loudmouth parent on your team that is a bad example of sportsmanship?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then this book is for you....
50 Things to Know About Coaching Youth Basketball by Aaron Reynolds offers an approach to coaching youth sports for first-time coaches, or parents new to the game that were “volunteered” to lead the team. Most books on coaching basketball teach you how to practice fundamentals, run set plays, and manage games, yet fail to dive into the details of what it takes to manage a group of kids and transform them into a functional basketball team. Based on knowledge from the world's leading experts in coaching basketball and sports psychology, including Reynolds' own personal experiences coaching teams as well as supervising rec leagues, 50 Things to Know About Coaching Youth Basketball is a terrific guide for any coach.
Here, you'll discover not only tools for managing practices, games, referees, parents, and players, but also the psychology of dealing with youth in a sports environment. This book is geared more toward the recreational team (and not competitive basketball) where having fun and learning the fundamentals of the game are more important than winning. It will remind the coach and all the other parents on the team that they should lead by example so they can instill good sportsmanship and integrity into their sons or daughters.
By the time you finish this book, you will know how to manage a practice, deal with parents, handle winning and losing, as well as achieve success teaching the fundamentals of the game. So grab your copy today. You'll be glad you did.