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Coaching Youth Basketball, Fifth Edition, will help you run organized practices as you develop your players' fundamental skills. Written by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) , in conjunction with expert coach Don Showalter of USA Basketball, this book covers all aspects of player development that you need to know: - Preparing for and conducting efficient, age-specific practices - Teaching and developing skills - Providing a safe playing environment - Identifying and correcting errors in performance - Communicating with and encouraging players You'll also gain court-tested tips on running your team; communicating with players, officials, parents, and other coaches; providing basic first aid; and keeping it all fun. The book contains drills and coaching tips that are sure to jump-start your practices and improve players' performance. In addition, you receive many photos and diagrams to facilitate your understanding of the skills and drills. Ideal for coaches of players ages 5 to 14, the fifth edition of Coaching Youth Basketball will help you focus on long-term athlete development by creating an environment in which your players can learn, progress in their skill development, increase their understanding of the game, and, most important, have fun.



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American Sport Education Program

The American Sport Education Program (ASEP) , a division of Human Kinetics, is the leading provider of youth, high school, and elite-level sport education programs in the United States. Rooted in the philosophy of "Athletes first, winning second," ASEP has educated more than 1.5 million coaches, officials, sport administrators, parents, and athletes. For 30 years, local, state, and national sport organizations have partnered with ASEP to lead the way in making sport a safe, successful, and enjoyable experience for all involved.



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