Master every essential basketball skill

10 January 2013, 11:52

Basketball’s best and most comprehensive drill book is now bigger and better than ever.

Youth Basketball Drills, Second Edition, contains 160 drills for mastering every essential skill.

Authors Burrall and Patrick Paye have outlined drills and variations that cover the entire scope of the game in both offense and defense and show you how, when and why to use each drill.

The progression of drills will help develop the team from beginners to advanced players, skill by skill.

Normal Price: £12.99 I €15.60
HK Rewards Members’ Price: £10.39 I €12.48

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Tap into the tactical genius of a legendary basketball coach

28 November 2012, 11:20

Coaching Basketball Successfully contains a wealth of timeless wisdom from top basketball coach Morgan Wootten.

In this third edition, he brings even more value by including the coaching experiences, methods and tactics of his son Joe, a successful high school coach in his own right.

Loaded with insights, instruction, drills and do’s and don’ts, this new edition includes advice from Joe on managing the nuances, challenges and distractions of social media, plus new tactics that have helped several of his pupils earn US college basketball scholarships.

Normal Price: £14.99 I €18.00
HK Rewards Members’ Price: £11.99 I €14.40

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Back to basics for basketball success

5 November 2012, 16:31

Author Lee Rose has been one of basketball’s most knowledgeable and respected coaches over the past 50 years at high school, college and professional levels.

Winning Basketball Fundamentals presents his proven programme for success.

From offense to defence, to transition play and special situations, the book covers every tactical facet of the game and includes insights for improving the execution of each.

It presents popular offensive systems such as the Triangle, LA, Flex, Dribble Drive and Motion, as well as man‐to‐man and zone defensive schemes and suggestions for when and how to deploy and adjust them.

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Coaching tips from greatest women’s basketball player

2 December 2011, 11:24

Arguably the greatest women’s basketball player to step onto the court and the first woman to be head coach of a professional men’s team, Nancy Lieberman has accomplished it all throughout her career.

Her experience is unrivaled and in Basketball for Women, she shares her secrets, insights and advice on all aspects of the game.

To be the best, learn from the best! With Nancy Lieberman’s Basketball for Women, readers can master the skills, elevate their play and reach their potential.

Price: £14.99 I €18.00
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First steps to basketball success

4 November 2011, 14:20

Learning and teaching basketball skills and tactics can be challenging, executing them on court can be troubling, but mastering them can be really challenging. First you must know exactly how each skill or tactic is properly performed.

Then you need to attempt it again and again, with corrective advice throughout those trials until you get it right. Finally comes practice. Lots of of it, with drills designed to make performance of all the skills and tactics both efficient and effective.

This book provides all the instruction needed to conquer these basketball hurdles and become a complete player.

Price: £14.99 | €18.00
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Women getting offensive

19 August 2011, 13:56

WBCA Offensive Plays & Strategies presents the best offensive plays for the women’s game based on the strategies of 25 top coaches in women’s collegiate basketball.

You’ll learn their secrets, strategies and insights on game planning, developing offensive skills, preparing for in-game situations and breaking down the opponent’s defence and exploiting their weaknesses.

Inside you’ll find offensive sets, plays and strategies to match up against any defence, including man-to-man, zone and the full-court press.

Price: £16.99 I €20.40
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NBA Basketball Week

8 February 2011, 14:31

The NBA has joined forces with British Basketball, the British Basketball League and England Basketball for a week of promotional activity to celebrate the sport around the country.

The UK’s first ever NBA Basketball Week will involve a series of free fan events and span across five cities between 25th February and 6th March.

The events, which are youth-oriented, will include coaching clinics, player clinics and a Sprite 3-on-3 competition.

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Take to the court with a mental edge

2 December 2008, 13:29

The best basketball players and coaches are known not only for their success in the sport but for the manner in which they manifest their knowledge and abilities in playing, coaching and teaching the game.

Players like Michael Jordan, Steve Nash and Diana Taurasi share a special grasp of what is needed in every game situation.

Teams coached by John Wooden, Phil Jackson, Pat Summitt and Mike Krzyzewski won many championships because of their coaches’ amazing ability to teach, motivate, discipline and unite players to perform to their potential both individually and as a group. In Court Sense, John Giannini highlights the qualities that make players and teams great and provides practical ways to improve any area that might be lacking.

The first half of the book covers all the basics a player must have in place, on and off the court, in order to excel.

The second half features the six Cs that are crucial to on-court performance:

  • coachability
  • communication
  • cohesion
  • capacity to lead
  • competitiveness
  • concentration

Giannini brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the subject as a former collegiate player and veteran coach who has earned a PhD in sport psychology. His insights and advice are combined with real-life examples and supported by stories shared by top coaches such as John Beilein, Tony Bennett, Tom Crean, Jamie Dixon, Steve Donahue, Joanne P. McCallie, Sean Miller, Oliver Purnell, Bo Ryan, Tubby Smith, Sharon Versyp and Jay Wright.

Playing like a winner first requires preparing like one. Use Court Sense to your advantage and you’ll be one step closer to cutting down the nets.

Court Sense
John Giannini
ISBN: 978 0 7360 4423 3
PRICE: £13.99 (18.20

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