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The Game of Basketball: Basketball Fundamentals, Intangibles and Finer Points of the Game for Coaches, Players and Fans


The Game of Basketball: Basketball Fundamentals, Intangibles and Finer Points of the Game for Coaches, Players and Fans

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    Available in PDF Format | The Game of Basketball: Basketball Fundamentals, Intangibles and Finer Points of the Game for Coaches, Players and Fans.pdf | English
    Kevin Sivils(Author) Deana Riddle(Cover Design)
Coaches: Win more games by teaching your players the fundamental skills, intangibles and finer points of the game that other coaches don't know. Help your players eliminate costly turnovers by learning to read the defense, score more points by fine tuning your fast break and improve your offensive attack skills. Players: Take your game to another level by learning the skills and details of the game the elite players know. Learn how character issues can impact a player either positively or negatively. Gain insight into the minds of coaches and learn to think like a coach on the court. Fans: Have a deeper appreciation of the game beyond just recognizing the type of defense or offense being used. Impress your fellow basketball fans with your knowledge of the finer points of the sport and become a true connoisseur of the game of basketball."There has never been a book before for coaches, players and fans like The Game of Basketball.For the coach, this book is about moving a player's game to a higher level. For the player, the information in this book can make the difference between being an average player and a good player or even a great player.For the fan who wants to appreciate the sport and the nuances of the game, this book provides many of tiny details the average fan is never aware of."Rusty Rogers - 2 Time NAIA Div. II National Championship Coach and 2 Time National NAIA Coach of the Year"Once again Kevin Sivils has produced a book that ought to be in every coach's library. Too often, we fall into the trap of thinking that Xs and Os are the holy grail, but Coach Sivils reminds us of the truth articulated by John Wooden over 50 years ago, "It's not what you do, it's how well you do it."I've never seen a better compilation of the little things that can turn a basketball player into a "Player".Coach Doug Porter - Head Coach Olivet Nazarene University Women's Basketball - 8 Time Coach of the Year

A 24 year veteran of the coaching profession, with twenty-two of those years spent as a varsity head coach, Coach Kevin Sivils amassed 464 wins and his teams earned berths in the state play-offs 19 out of 22 seasons with his teams advancing to the state semi-finals three times.An eight time Coach of the Year Award winner, Coach Sivils has traveled as far as the Central African Republic to conduct coaching clinics.Coach Sivils first coaching stint was as an assistant coach for his college alma mater, Greenville College, located in Greenville, Illinois. Coach Sivils holds a BA with a major in physical education and a minor in social studies from Greenville College and a MS in Kinesiology with a specialization in Sport Psychology from Louisiana State University.He also holds a Sport Management certification from the United States Sports Academy. In addition to being a basketball coach, Coach Sivils is a classroom instructor and has taught U.S. Government, U.S. History, the History of WW II, and Physical Education.He has served as an Athletic Director and Assistant Athletic Director over the years of his career and has also been involved in numerous professional athletic organizations.In addition to being the author of this book, Sivils has published fourteen previous books including Game Strategy and Tactics for Basketball: Bench Coaching for Success, published by Dog Ear Publishing. Sivils is married to the former Lisa Green of Jackson, Michigan, and the happy couple are the proud parents of three children, Danny, Katie, and Emily.Rounding out the Sivils family are three dogs, Angel, Berkeley, and Al.A native of Louisiana, Coach Sivils currently resides in the Great State of Texas.

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  • By shreevey on 21 August 2011

    This is a great book, the information inside it is invaluable if you are trying to improve your game as a player, or improve your knowledge as a coach. I highly reccomend buying the book if you want to improve your basketball IQ. Another bonus is that it is organised in to chapters on different aspects of the game, so you don't even need to read the book from cover to cover if you dont want to. You can simply look up the chapter on the aspect of the game you want to learn about, and read that part of the book. The majority of the information in this book are things that you will rarely find in basketball instructional books, but will make a real difference when playing and/or coaching.

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