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Best Basketball Training Books You Should Enjoy

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Basketball Training books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. How to Be Better At Basketball in 21 days: The Ultimate Guide to Drastically Improving Your Basketball Shooting, Passing and Dribbling Skills (Basketball in Black&White) (2017)

Best Basketball Training Books You Should EnjoyWant to learn the exact basketball skills, strategies, and techniques the pros use? Discover a 21-day fast-track program to break through your basketball barriers. Struggling to nail that winning shot? Can’t seem to pull off the spectacular passes and incredible crossovers you see on TV? James Wilson is a 30-year veteran of basketball coaching with experience gained in 20 countries. Wilson’s genius, laser-focused 21-day program is designed to improve your game no matter your current skill level. How to Be Better At Basketball in 21 Days: The Ultimate Guide to Drastically Improving Your…
Author(s): James Wilson

2. How to Dunk if You’re Under 6 Feet Tall: 13 Proven Ways to Jump Higher and Drastically Increase Your Vertical Jump in 4 Weeks (Vertical Jump Training Program in Black&White) (2017)

Best Basketball Training Books You Should EnjoyHave you tried and failed to will your short body to dunk a basketball? Learn how even the most vertically challenged players can slam the ball home with ease.Have you been told you’re far too short to touch the rim, let alone throw the ball down? Having trouble increasing your vertical leap no matter how much weightlifting you do? Author James Wilson is a 30-year veteran of basketball coaching in 20 different countries. He’s cracked the scientific code to allow players of any height to dunk like a pro, and now he’s here to share his secrets with you. In How to Dunk if…
Author(s): James Wilson

3. The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Basketball (Ultimate Guide to Weight Training: Basketball) (2006)

Best Basketball Training Books You Should EnjoyThe Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Basketball is the most comprehensive and up-to-date basketball-specific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of nearly 100 of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by athletes worldwide. This book features year-round basketball-specific weight-training programs guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results. No other basketball book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book will have players increasing strength,…
Author(s): Rob Price, Barb Greenberg

4. Complete Conditioning for Basketball (2011)

Best Basketball Training Books You Should EnjoyComplete Conditioning for Basketball presents the ultimate in training for the sport from the National Basketball Conditioning Coaches Association, the experts who work daily to maximize the performance potential of the game's top stars. Build your strength and power to be a beast on the boards. Improve your quickness and agility to be a defensive stopper. Increase your vertical jump to rise over defenders for uncontested shots. With over 200 exercises, drills, performance tests, and workouts, plus a 60-minute instructional DVD, Complete Conditioning…
Author(s): National Basketball Conditioning Coaches Association

5. Basketball Anatomy (2015)

Best Basketball Training Books You Should EnjoySee what it takes to maximize on-court power, strength, agility, and quickness. Basketball Anatomy will show you how to improve performance by increasing muscular strength and optimizing the efficiency of every movement. Basketball Anatomy features 88 of the most effective basketball exercises, each with step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomical illustrations to show the muscles in action. Basketball Anatomy goes beyond the exercises by placing you on the court and into the throes of competition. Illustrations of the muscles involved in pivoting, rebounding, and shooting show you…
Author(s): Brian J Cole, Robert Panariello, et al.

6. Season of Strength: The complete guide to in-season and off-season training for basketball (2016)

Best Basketball Training Books You Should EnjoyScott Thom is the head strength coach for men’s basketball at Washington State University. Previously, he was the strength coach for University of California-Berkeley men’s basketball team and the head basketball coach for Vintage High School (Napa, Calif.) He has been coaching since 2003 and has experience working with athletes at the high school, collegiate and professional level. Simply put, this book is every “learning moment” Coach Thom has had since 2003. Whether, these moments came in the form of trial and error with his teams, to summer internships, to learning from great coaches around him. Season of…
Author(s): Scott Thom, Jake Clark

7. Basketball Drills, Plays and Strategies: A Comprehensive Resource for Coaches (2007)

Best Basketball Training Books You Should EnjoyAll basketball coaches can use some fresh ideas for practice drills, game plays and strategies. Whether you are coaching beginners who need a place to start, or a successful team that just needs polish, Basketball Drills, Plays, and Strategies is a resource you can trust to produce positive results on the court.With over 160 drills and plays, this book covers every aspect of your season. It will help you run efficient and effective practices and improve your game in live competition. Step-by-step instructions, accompanied by diagrams and illustrations walk you and your…
Author(s): Clint Adkins, Steven Bain, et al.

8. Bball Basics for Kids: A Basketball Handbook (2012)

Best Basketball Training Books You Should EnjoyIt is not difficult to learn to play basketball. That’s more, it can be really fun! Bball Basics for Kids is a step-by-step handbook featuring “Hoops” a playful, basketball-loving friend who shows kids of all ages the most important skills of the game. Coach Bobby Kaplan knows basketball. He applies his experience of having coached more than a thousand games to teach kids the basics of a sport that combines individual skills with the skills of teammates. For those who are just beginning to learn the game, Coach Kaplan shares practical tips on the fundamentals:…
Author(s): BobKaplan

9. Basketball Training Log and Diary: Training Journal For Basketball – Notebook (2018)

Best Basketball Training Books You Should EnjoyBasketball Training Log and Diary – This training journal is perfect for any basketball player who’s serious about their training and about achieving success and getting results. Use it to keep a record of training sessions and as a reminder of technique and drills worked on. Keeping a record is vital in order to track progress and maintain motivation levels. Each page has sections to record drills, techniques worked on and for making notes. Ideal for a coach, dad, mom, son, daughter or anyone that simply loves basketball. Makes a great Father’s day, Mother’s…
Author(s): Elegant Notebooks

10. Calisthenics: The SUPERHUMAN Stack: 150 Bodyweight Exercises | The #1 Complete Bodyweight Training Guide (The SUPERHUMAN Series) (2016)

Best Basketball Training Books You Should EnjoyCalisthenics: The #1 COMPLETE Bodyweight Training Guide► 3 Books in 1 + FREE Workout Program, Limited Time! ◄ Welcome to the world’s most effective training system. This is a complete bodyweight exercise guide GUARANTEED to get RESULTS. Let’s take a closer look.The ULTIMATE Total Body Training GuideWhen we say ULTIMATE really mean it! This is the ONLY calisthenics guide you’ll ever need. Here’s a sneak peak of what’s inside: Every Exercise Explained with PhotosCalisthenics experts break down every exercise into simple to follow steps with pictures. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!Also included are precise recommendations for…
Author(s): Pure Calisthenics

11. Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable (2014)

Best Basketball Training Books You Should EnjoyDirect, blunt, and brutally honest, Grover breaks down what it takes to be unstoppable: you keep going when everyone else is giving up, you thrive under pressure, you never let your emotions make you weak. In “The Relentless 13,” he details the essential traits shared by the most intense competitors and achievers in sports, business, and all walks of life. Relentless shows you how to trust your instincts and get in the Zone; how to control and adapt to any situation; how to find your opponent’s weakness and attack. Grover gives you the same advice he gives his world-class…
Author(s): Tim S. Grover, Shari Wenk

12. The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Heads of Basketball’s Best Players (2015)

Best Basketball Training Books You Should Enjoy Where do the best basketball players in the world turn when they want to improve their game? Whom does a future NBA Hall of Famer thank at his press conference when he’s named Rookie of the Year? Who is it that Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, and Men’s Journal all call the “Hoops Whisperer” because of his ability to engage, inspire, and challenge the players he trains? The answer to all of these questions is Idan Ravin.Ravin never played or coached in college or the pros, yet a virtual NBA All-Star team relies on him to better their game and reach their full…
Author(s): Idan Ravin

13. The A-Z Basketball Book: What Every Player Needs to Know to Be Great at the Game! (2013)

Best Basketball Training Books You Should EnjoyThe A-Z Basketball Book is for all players, from age 12 to 18, that want to know what it takes to excel at the great game of basketball. Developed from a lifetime of coaching, playing, and studying, this comprehensive book condenses all the wisdom of the game down into an easy-to-read A to Z format. The website, A-ZBasketballBook.com is provided as a complement to the book. It has instructional videos featuring many fundamental skills and drills that players need to work on and master in order to excel at the game. Meant to be read over and over again, the book will help young players elevate…
Author(s): Gary Pluff

14. Basketball Journal: A journal to help you train and track your basketball skills and player development. (2017)

Best Basketball Training Books You Should EnjoyMy Basketball Journal utilizes goal setting strategies, gratitude, and a simple well-defined format to track your basketball performance. This can be used in the offseason or during the season to make sure you are improving. It is a great tool for coaches, trainers, and athletes. This journal is an easy to use guide that helps you track your basketball skills and player development to become the best player you can be. This journal is meant for all ages from Elementary to Professional. Research shows that writing down and tracking your results daily make it much more likely and easier to achieve your goals. This…
Author(s): Jake Beaman

15. Play Present: A Mental Skills Training Program for Basketball Players (2015)

Best Basketball Training Books You Should EnjoyPlay Present is the premier mental skills training program for athletes. Graham Betchart MA Sports Psychology is at the top of the field in Mental Skills Training. He has worked with NBA Lottery picks and the top prep talent in the world. He has distilled the principles of peak performance down over the last 11 years and he has laid them out in an easy to understand format. There are very few resources with this level of quality and simplicity packed into one short book. Awareness Activates Ability. Don’t wait to start training your mind. The sooner you start training your mind, the sooner you…
Author(s): Graham Betchart, Shomari Smith, et al.

Best Basketball Training Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some basketball training books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Kettlebell Training for Athletes: Develop Explosive Power and Strength for Martial Arts, Football, Basketball, and Other Sports, pb

Author(s): David Bellomo
Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Year: 2010, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 396883

Kettlebell Training for Athletes: Develop Explosive Power and Strength for Martial Arts, Football, Basketball, and Other Sports

Author(s): David Bellomo
Publisher: McGraw Hill, Year: 2010, Size: 14 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 712803

Training basketball

Author(s): Katrin Barth; Lothar Boesing; Berndt Barth
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport, Year: 2010, Size: 17 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1017868

Kettlebell training for athletes : develop explosive power and strength for martial arts, football, basketball, and other sports

Author(s): David Bellomo
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education, Year: 2010, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1426588

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really best-sellers according to USA Today, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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