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Basketball Coaching Made Easy

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"Coaching Made Easy" is a comprehensive guide to Level 1 Basketball Coaching. This manual was prepared by Basketball Australia as part of their Level 1 Coaching Course.

Manual 1- Role of Coach and Introduction to Sport Science

This is a great overview of what coaching and basketball are and what it means to be a basketball coach. The first chapter an introduction to the history of the game. Chapter 2 gives a basic outline of the game covering playing positions, equipment, basic rules. Chapter 3 titled The Role of the Coach includes points relating to your coaching philosophy, developing a session plan and many more goodies. This section also includes a chapter on developing an inclusive practise the final chapter Sports Science touches on areas to be considered relating to off court education.

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Manual 2 - Training Drills

There is a wealth of resources available to coaches –a simple search on the internet will identify many hundred websites with an amazing array of information.

With all this information available a coach could easily find enough drills to fill many years of training sessions! Drills are the “tools of the trade” for coaches but the art of coaching is about the teaching points that you highlight in a given drill. Coaches must focus on the teaching points as these are what make their players better!

Whether you are coaching a team of beginners who are just learning to love the sport or a representative team “Basketball Coaching Made Easy” has information relevant to you.

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Manual 3 - Individual Offensive and Defensive Skills

This course applies covers general coaching principles and applies them specifically to basketball, with an emphasis on having sound knowledge of the skills and principles of basketball as well as better organisation of practice sessions, appropriate methods of teaching and correcting techniques and methods of analysing an athlete’s performance.

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Manual 4 - Team Offensive and Defensive Skills

This course applies knowledge acquired from the previous 3 manuals and provides a set of drills relating to team offensive and defensive skills, with an emphasis on having sound knowledge of the skills and principles of basketball as well as better organisation of practice sessions, appropriate methods of teaching and correcting techniques and methods of analysing an athlete’s performance.

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