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.
- Coaching Basketball For Dummies (2007)
- Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Basketball (2015)
- The Baffled Parent’s Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball (2000)
- Blackboard Strategies: Over 200 Favorite Plays From Successful Coaches For Nearly Every Possible Situation (Winning hoops) (1999)
- 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)
- The Complete Guide to Coaching Girls’ Basketball: Building a Great Team the Carolina Way (2006)
- Basketball Drills, Plays and Strategies: A Comprehensive Resource for Coaches (2007)
- Basketball Skills & Drills (2018)
- Coaching from the base up: Transformative basketball drills and practice plans from expert coaches (2016)
- Coaching Basketball Successfully (Coaching Successfully) (2012)
- Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable (2014)
- Run to Win: The Mongoose System: Middle School & Youth Basketball (2014)
- The Women’s Basketball Drill Book (2007)
So 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.
You 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.
The Baffled Parent’s Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball (2000)
David 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.
Blackboard Strategies: Over 200 Favorite Plays From Successful Coaches For Nearly Every Possible Situation (Winning hoops) (1999)
This 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.
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)
You 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.
“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.
All 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.
Basketball Skills & Drills (2018)
Before you can make that winning buzzer beater, you need to master fundamental skills in all phases of the game.
Coaching from the base up: Transformative basketball drills and practice plans from expert coaches (2016)
Are you a beginner coach looking for drills for your next practice? Or a time-strapped volunteer parent coach?
Legendary 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.
Direct, 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.
Run to Win: The Mongoose System: Middle School & Youth Basketball (2014)
The 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.
The 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!
Best Coaching Basketball Books Worth Your Attention
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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.