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Best Coaching Basketball Books Worth Your Attention

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Coaching Basketball books.

1. Coaching Basketball For Dummies (2007)

 Best Coaching Basketball Books Worth Your AttentionSo you’re thinking about volunteering to coach youth basketball? Great! You’re in for a fun, rewarding experience. Whether you’re new to the sport and looking for some guidance or you’re a seasoned coach hunting for some fresh tips, Coaching Basketball For Dummies will help you command the court with confidence. Each friendly chapter is packed with expert advice on teaching the basics of basketball—from dribbling and shooting to rebounding and defending—and guiding your kids to a fun-filled, stress-free season. You get a crash course in the rules and regulations of the game, as well as clear…
Author(s): The National Alliance For Youth Sports, Greg Bach

2. Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Basketball (2015)

 Best Coaching Basketball Books Worth Your AttentionYou volunteered to coach the basketball team, but are you really ready? How will you teach the fundamental skills, run effective practices, and harness the energy of your young team? Fear not: Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Basketball has the answers. Yes, the wildly popular and entertaining coaching guide is back in a new, updated, and expanded second edition. Longtime coaches Keith Miniscalco and Greg Kot return to share their experience and provide advice you can rely on from first practice to final shot. From evaluating players’ skills and…
Author(s): Mr Keith Miniscalco, Greg Kot

3. The Baffled Parent’s Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball (2000)

 Best Coaching Basketball Books Worth Your AttentionDavid G. Faucher shares his successful “full-participation model” of coaching youth basketball in this Baffled Parent’s Guide. Faucher, the head coach of the men’s basketball team at Dartmouth College, covers creating good habits, offensive skills and defensive basics, dealing with parents, first aid and safety, and game rules. #229,876 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #42 in Children’s Sports Coaching #262 in Basketball (Books) #3727 in Outdoor Recreation (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): David G. Faucher

4. Blackboard Strategies: Over 200 Favorite Plays From Successful Coaches For Nearly Every Possible Situation (Winning hoops) (1999)

 Best Coaching Basketball Books Worth Your AttentionThis compilation of "Blackboard Strategies" from 13 years of our popular Winning Hoops issues offers just what it says: over 200 tried-and-true offensive plays used by 120 basketball coaches at all levels of play. Coaches found these strategies so useful they had to write us about them, so you’re bound to love them too. #98,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #36 in Baseball Coaching (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Eric Sacharski

5. Basketball Coaching: A Multiple Option System Based on Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks: Includes high/low, ball screen, press break, breakdown drills and counters (2017)

 Best Coaching Basketball Books Worth Your AttentionYou will learn the Multiple Option Offense based on Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks. Also, this offense is adaptable to your personnel and can either focus on a high/low or ball screen attack. We also include counters to the basic motions that will help you take advantage of the strengths of your players and a “cheat sheet” with in-game coaching adjustments. If you want a simple, yet effective offense to develop high quality shots, then this book is for you. It will reveal many of the counters and adjustments a coach can make during a game to take control at the right moment. This book will give you an offense that…
Author(s): Lee DeForest

6. The Complete Guide to Coaching Girls’ Basketball: Building a Great Team the Carolina Way (2006)

 Best Coaching Basketball Books Worth Your Attention“Coach Hatchell’s book is a must-read for every girls’ basketball coach. She is fantastic in every phase of the game, and I love watching her teams play.”―Roy Williams, head men’s basketball coach, University of North Carolina, and Associated Press Coach of the Year, 2006 What does it take to turn a good coach into a great one? You need to be a teacher, a motivator, a guru of X’s and O’s. Coach Sylvia Hatchell shows you how she manages all these roles and gives you her winning advice to creating a team of champions. Head coach of the University…
Author(s): Sylvia Hatchell, Jeff Thomas

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

 Best Coaching Basketball Books Worth Your AttentionAll 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 players through every step of the…
Author(s): Clint Adkins, Steven Bain, et al.

8. Basketball Skills & Drills (2018)

 Best Coaching Basketball Books Worth Your AttentionBefore you can make that winning buzzer beater, you need to master fundamental skills in all phases of the game. The fourth edition of the best-selling instructional resource Basketball Skills & Drills provides the perfect blueprint for building the foundation that all well-rounded players and championship teams need.With complete coverage of individual skills and team play, you’ll find 103 developmental drills covering everything from stance and footwork to scoring plays and transitions. Enhanced with an online video library featuring 42 clips demonstrating…
Author(s): Jerry V. Krause, Craig Nelson

9. Coaching from the base up: Transformative basketball drills and practice plans from expert coaches (2016)

 Best Coaching Basketball Books Worth Your AttentionAre you a beginner coach looking for drills for your next practice? Or a time-strapped volunteer parent coach? Coaching from the base up consults experts such as Dell Curry, Brian McCormick, Bob Bigelow and more to share paradigm-shifting ideas, drills and practice plans including: – Why your players are spending most of their time waiting in line and how to fix it – Why your players can’t perform the same practice skills in a game – Why your players are bored of practice – Why your players are afraid to shoot Coaching from the base up is a practical guide…
Author(s): Mr. Keith Rumjahn

10. Coaching Basketball Successfully (Coaching Successfully) (2012)

 Best Coaching Basketball Books Worth Your AttentionLegendary UCLA coach John Wooden once said, “People say Morgan Wootten is the best high school basketball coach in the country. I disagree. I know of no finer coach at any level—high school, college, or pro.” Morgan Wootten has retired from coaching, but his knowledge of the game remains unsurpassed and keen as ever. Coaching Basketball Successfully contains a wealth of Wootten’s timeless wisdom. And, in this third edition, Wootten adds even more value—the coaching experiences, methods, and tactics of his son Joe, a successful high school coach himself. Loaded with insights, instruction, drills,…
Author(s): Morgan Wootten, Joe Wootten

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

 Best Coaching Basketball Books Worth Your AttentionDirect, 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. Run to Win: The Mongoose System: Coaching Middle School & Youth Basketball (2014)

 Best Coaching Basketball Books Worth Your AttentionThe Mongoose System is not only a possible way to coach middle school and youth basketball, but the optimum way to coach at this level! This book has been written to teach you how to coach the System to middle school and youth basketball teams. Other books on the System have been organized for college and high school level teams, and we wanted to provide the lessons we have happily learned to you for your kids at the middle school level. We have written this book for you. You picked this book up because no matter how much you already know about basketball,…
Author(s): Beau James Brock , Karen Recurt Kyler, et al.

13. The Women’s Basketball Drill Book (2007)

 Best Coaching Basketball Books Worth Your AttentionThe ultimate drill collection from basketball's best!Two of the game's winningest coaches – Tennessee's Pat Summitt and Texas' Jody Conradt – share their favorite drills that have helped produce over 1,800 victories! Fellow NCAA National Championship head coaches Nancy Fahey, Brenda Frese, Wendy Larry, Muffet McGraw, Amy Ruley, and Tara VanDerveer combine with over 40 more of the game's legendary minds to bring you their game-winning drills and strategies to create The Women's Basketball Drill Book, the most…
Author(s): Women’s Basketball Coaches Association

Best Coaching Basketball Books Worth Your Attention

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 coaching basketball 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.

Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Basketball 2nd Edition

Author(s): Kot, Greg; Miniscalco, Keith
ID: 1431014, Publisher: Human Kinetics, Year: 2015, Size: 14 Mb, Format: pdf

Coaching youth basketball

Author(s): Don Showalter; American Sport Education Program
ID: 1196845, Publisher: Human Kinetics, Year: 2012, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

Coaching Basketball Successfully - 3rd Edition

Author(s): Morgan Wootten, Joe Wootten
ID: 1197328, Publisher: Human Kinetics, Year: 2012, Size: 14 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really chart-busters according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown writers. 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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