Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Basketball
Coaches Miniscalco and Kot offer a guide that describes how to coach basketball with children ages five to 10. It explains how to provide age-appropriate instruction during practices, incorporate games and drills for skill development, evaluate players, provide offensive plays and defensive schemes that younger players can complete, teach during games, and show children why and how they can be more effective as a team than as individuals. It also covers coaching basics, defining a coaching philosophy, organizing team practices, special plays and situations, and the coach's role during games. This edition has variations on the drills that can increase their difficulty level.