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    1. The Winner Within
    $12.23
    2. Beyond Basketball: Coach K's Keywords
    $14.95
    3. Coaching Youth Basketball: A Baffled
    $12.89
    4. Wooden
    $15.61
    5. Wooden on Leadership
    $16.47
    6. Lute!: The Seasons of My Life
    $10.17
    7. Leading with the Heart: Coach
    $14.95
    8. Blackboard Strategies: Over 200
    $24.95
    9. The Basketball Coach's Bible:
    $13.57
    10. You Haven't Taught Until They
    $14.29
    11. Basketball for Dummies
    $14.93
    12. My Personal Best : Life Lessons
    $23.10
    13. Driven from Within
    $10.39
    14. Coaching Youth Basketball: The
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    15. Coaching Girls' Basketball: From
    $12.89
    16. Official NBA Guide 2006-07 (Official
    17. I Can't Accept Not Trying: Michael
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    18. Five-Star Basketball Drills
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    19. Tales from the Arizona Wildcats
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    20. Official NBA Register 2006-07

    1. The Winner Within
    by Berkley Trade
    Paperback (01 October, 1994)
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    Isbn: 0425141756
    Sales Rank: 9858
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A great inspiration for any coach
    I am a first year basketball coach and found this book very inspirational.It makes me want to work even harder than I have and set higher standards for myself.Pat Riley is an excellent motivator and role model.I like any coach who is willing to write about his major losses in his career as well as greatest triumphs.A must read for any coach.However, he needs to write a sequel since he won his new title this summer.Go Heat!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Doesn't make the playoffs.
    Of the over fifty books on leadership/coaching that I've read, this is by far the least useful.There are anecdotes for basketball fans, but as far as useful ideas on success and leadership there are few.It is the most useless book I've read in the coaching/leadership field (even worse than Coach K's or Dean Smith's).

    4-0 out of 5 stars A Very Wise Man
    You go Pat!!!! Testify!!! This man speaks the truth, ya dig? True like buttah in yo popcorn and just as salty. Diggety bing! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Basketball - General    2. Business / Economics / Finance    3. Business Life - Inspirational    4. Cooperativeness    5. Sports    6. Sports & Recreation    7. Teamwork (Sports)    8. Work groups    9. Advice on careers & achieving success    10. Fiction / Historical   


    2. Beyond Basketball: Coach K's Keywords for Success
    by Warner Business Books
    Hardcover (10 October, 2006)
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    Isbn: 044658049X
    Sales Rank: 324
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Coach K throws a 3-pointer with this book!
    Coach K knows more than what it takes to win on the court. He also knows the power of publicity and the critical role it plays in the success of all players -- regardless of the game. Leadership, accountability, responsibility, and academics are all factors in success -- regardless of what game we play in life. Individuals in various businesses may define success differently. But one fact remains the same:If we want people to value our skills, we must first show that we value ourselves. If we want people to buy from us, trust us and invest in our companies, or even to vote for us, they have to know who we are, what we have accomplished, and why they should believe in us! Thanks Coach K for reminding folks that success means more than scoring a basket -- it is a life strategy. (Marion E. Gold is author of "Personal Publicity Planner: A Guide to Marketing YOU," and "Top Cops: Profiles of Women in Command.")

    3-0 out of 5 stars A Marketing Challenge
    Unfortunately, marketing this book to the general public will prove to be a challenge since, due to FCC regulations, most of "Coach K's Keywords for Success" can't be used on television or radio. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Basketball    2. Basketball - General    3. Collegiate Athletic Programs    4. Essays    5. Sports    6. Sports & Recreation    7. Sports & Recreation / Essays   


    3. Coaching Youth Basketball: A Baffled Parent's Guide
    by International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
    Paperback (24 August, 1999)
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    Isbn: 0071346074
    Sales Rank: 4878
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A PRACTICAL AND QUICK STUDY GUIDE
    I played a lot of basketball before taking on coaching my 6 year olds' team, but I had never coached.I digested the basics of this book in about an hour and it was a roadmap to get me started.I keep reading and using it as the season progresses.Very very good for first-time coaches for kids leagues of about 5-13 years old.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Only One Book Needed
    I struggled looking for a book written for the experienced youth coach who doesn't know much about basketball.I coach four youth sports, but I never played organized basketball.I was at a loss for drills, plays and defensive philosophies.This book gave me a huge head start and Coach Faucher's style is easy and right for the kids.I enjoy planning and running my basketball practices far more than any other sport now.Thanks Coach Faucher.Do you have one for football, . . baseball, . . soccer??????

    3-0 out of 5 stars Not Rocket Science
    I read this book because I thought that it would help me coach a group of 5th graders in the fundamentals of basketball.I did not learn anything new after reading this book, but I also have played basketball for many years.What was valuable to me was the drills made available.If you know nothing of basketball you'll appreciate this book. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Basketball    2. Basketball - General    3. Basketball for children    4. Coaching    5. Parenting - General    6. Sports    7. Sports & Recreation    8. Training    9. Youth league basketball    10. Sports & Recreation / General   


    4. Wooden
    by McGraw-Hill
    Hardcover (01 April, 1997)
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    Isbn: 0809230410
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Coach Wooden's remarkable 10 national basketball championships in 12 years at UCLA speak for themselves. In Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars An amazing inspiration
    John Wooden is a motivational icon for a reason.While basketball coach at UCLA, he won ten national championships in twelve years.What's more, he did it the "old-fashioned way," by focusing on establishing his team's character.
    5-0 out of 5 stars This book changed my life
    I didn't know much about John Wooden and his 10 basketball championships.After reading this book, I realized why he won those championships.Wooden reflects on his experience as a coach and also what he learned from his dad.The thoughts presented in this book are timeless.I have read this book more than 10 times and still look forward to read it.Just reading Wooden's philosophy makes me feel better. It changed my outlook towards life.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wisdom & Heart
    This brief book is full of wisdom and heart.
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    Subjects:  1. Basketball    2. Basketball - General    3. Basketball coaches    4. Biography    5. Biography/Autobiography    6. Coaching    7. Coaching (Athletics)    8. Conduct of life    9. General    10. Philosophy    11. Sports & Recreation    12. United States    13. Wooden, John R    14. Biography: sport    15. Fitness training    16. Sports & Recreation / General   


    5. Wooden on Leadership
    by McGraw-Hill
    Hardcover (05 April, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0071453393
    Sales Rank: 3390
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Recommended Reading
    John Wooden shares his great vision and framework for leadership and inspiration. The author proposes and provides the reader with a fantastic guide behind the skills and fundamentals of leadership. The author has been a very successful leader for over half a century. In describing his leadership beliefs and methods, he gives the reader a deeper understanding of values and their importance.From personal experiences, he establishes an easy to read book that I highly recommend.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Leadership Personified
    To me, the words "Wooden" and "leadership" are synonymous. On and off various basketball courts, first as a player and then as a coach, John Wooden demonstrated talents, skills, and qualities of character seldom found in a single person. He led others by example but also by the force of his convictions. After reading this book, some may conclude that he was "idealistic,' "naive," "corny," "old-fashioned," etc. Not so. In fact, he was a strict disciplinarian with non-negotiablevalues who had zero-toleranceof attitude and behavior he perceived to be selfish, rude, unsportsmanlike, or indolent. He invariably accepted his team's defeat with grace but was saddened - sometimes so angered he exclaimed "Goodness gracious sakes!" -- by anything less than a best-effort, not only by his assistant coachesand players but also (especially) by himself. It should be added that, according to those who know him best (including coaches of opponents' teams), he has always been an exceptionally thoughtful, caring, and decent person.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Clearly an Icon, but Not a Cure-All!
    John Wooden begins with brief remembrances of his life as a young farm boy (lots of hard work, and a great deal of competitiveness with his older brother), and absorbing key lessons from his father - "Focus on being the best you can become, and don't worry about whether your are better than some else.You have control over the one, the other you don't."This lesson would become part of Wooden's coaching foundation.
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    Subjects:  1. Basketball    2. Business & Economics    3. Business / Economics / Finance    4. Business/Economics    5. Leadership    6. Management    7. Motivational    8. Business & Economics / Leadership    9. Management decision making   


    6. Lute!: The Seasons of My Life
    by Thomas Dunne Books
    Hardcover (03 October, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0312354339
    Sales Rank: 1738
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    Subjects:  1. Basketball - General    2. Basketball coaches    3. Biography    4. Biography / Autobiography    5. Olson, Lute    6. Personal Memoirs    7. Sports    8. Sports & Recreation    9. Sports - Basketball    10. United States    11. Sports & Recreation / Basketball   


    7. Leading with the Heart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life
    by Warner Business Books
    Paperback (01 March, 2001)
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    Isbn: 0446676780
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    In some respects, a top-level college coach is a lot like a manager in any business. He has to turn a group of talented individuals into a smoothly running team, and he has to produce results that please the fans of his team--the shareholders of the athletic program. Thus, in Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Spirit First; Success Follows: Winning the most and best through playing for the team and not strictly for the win!
    "Leading with the Heart: Coach K`s Successful Strategies for Baseketball, Business, and Life by Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K) and Donald T. Phillips provides provocative, real-life anecdotes that capture the meaning of the spirit of winning for the team.Coach K shows that through the spirit of playing FOR the team - and not strictly for the win -- and with the spirit of those who can be considered "the HEARTS of the TEAM," possibilities become boundless.It's not the win that defines success.It's the spirit first, through which the success follows.Sometimes the team stumbles and sometimes the team loses.Every team and every human being goes through these trials and tribulations.What defines the spirit of success, as taught to me by Kirby Thibeault, author of a book of inspirational poetry titled Wealth, and reflected in the teachings of Coach K, is the ability to overcome psychological obstacles, to see and strive for the most positive possibilities, to never give up, to look outside the "box," to look within, and to discover the true meaning of winning.Kirby Thibeault, author of Wealth, expresses a similar perspective in his forward titled "Wealth" when he writes "It's realization is like that of the discovery of the divine.All that was unknown and limiting becomes clear and liberating.What was once feared becomes friendly.... It's an awakening of the spirit."Coach K delivers tips that help define the winning attitude in teams, in leadership roles, in success, in defeat, in life, and in considerations of humanity and love."Susanne Cardwell, owner/operator of Advert Marketing Solutions and avid supporter of the spiritual views of Kirby Thibeault, author of book Wealth.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great story
    This book is written by one of the best guys ever in college basketball "Mike Krzyzewski" he has been the face of Duke basketball for many years.Throughout this book he talks about his life and how he became who he is.He talks about how he builds mentally strong kids and how he has trust in everything they do.If you play sports or coach a sport this book would be great for you.I play soccer personally and this book relates to what I am told every day by my coaches.You need to play as a team and if you do you will win.
    5-0 out of 5 stars a great book to read through the summer
    Leading With The Heart is one of the best books I have ever read.Mike Krzyzewski does a wonderful job talking about the important things in life.Such things include leadership and the importance of family.Krzyzewski set up the book in a fun way that makes it easy to read.He starts with the preseason, goes to the regular season, then postseason, and finally all-season.His use of basketball terms is like a metaphor for life.He also gives an outline before the chapter so you know what you will learn, and then gives a short summary at the end of each chapter to show you what you did learn.The book mostly talks about leading a team, whether it is in basketball or in the real world.The awesome thing about it though, is that he puts so much more into it than just how to lead.He dedicates his heart into this book, and every other emotion to truly make it a masterpiece.This book is defiantly worth reading. My reactions to this novel are tremendous.Krzyzewski has really taught me something, and I have never met him in my life.You will truly get something out of this book, even if you read just a paragraph from it.It really gives you determination to lead in what ever you do.Krzyzewski is one of the highest, most respected coaches in the history of the sports world, and you certainly will know it by reading this book.Krzyzewski really puts things into perspective, and he makes it so easy to understand.If you are interested in being a leader, or just want to get a lesson on life, or a life lesson, then you should really pick up this book and read it.I guarantee it will impact you in some way. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Basketball - College    2. Business / Economics / Finance    3. Business Life - Inspirational    4. Leadership    5. Personal Growth - Success    6. Self-Help    7. Self-Help / Success   


    8. Blackboard Strategies: Over 200 Favorite Plays From Successful Coaches For Nearly Every Possible Situation (Winning hoops)
    by Lessiter Pubns
    Paperback (30 August, 1999)
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    Isbn: 0944079318
    Sales Rank: 5923
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
    I was looking for new plays and ideas..Got a lot of great ideas

    5-0 out of 5 stars Blackboard strategies
    Excellent concise book with plenty of ideas to suit any type of team you coach. Great ideas and easy to read and understand.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great way to build FUN-damental hoops knowledge base
    Whether you are a coach (at any level) or a casual fan, this book has something for you. Page after page of plays guarantee you'll find something that works for you.
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    Subjects:  1. Coaching - Baseball    2. Sports    3. Sports & Recreation    4. Sports & Recreation / Basketball    5. Basketball    6. Coaching    7. Offense    8. Strategy   


    9. The Basketball Coach's Bible: A Comprehensive and Systematic Guide to Coaching (Goldstein, Sidney. Nitty Gritty Basketball Series.)
    by Golden Aura Publishing
    Paperback (December, 1994)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Good Stuff!
    The book has a tremendous amount of positive basketball knowledge. Many coaches get away from fundamentals and this book goes into detail on the benefits of breaking everything down to the bear essentials.A great compliment to this book is the video "48 Championship Basketball Drills" which has some outstanding creative shooting drills.Sid Goldstein should be hailed as "El Sid" on a good effort and worthy teaching tool.

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best of its' kind
    As a coach of a 5th and 6th grade boys basketball team I found this book a tremendous teaching tool this season. Most of the children I coach have had little or no formal teaching in basketball previous to me. This books true value comes from being geared towards all skill levels. A coach at my level, straight through coaches of High school varsity teams, can find drills to introduce to their players. 2-0 out of 5 stars OK on fundamentals; no-go on drills
    I'm always looking for books that will help me with the teaching aspect of coaching (which also happens to be the most important).The author has the right idea of focusing on breaking things down to the fundamentals, butdoes only a so-so job of explaining them.The coverage is inconsistent;sometimes explanations are very clear, other times you're left to fill inblanks. The same is true of information provided on why certainfundamentals are important and why the methodology offered is the correctapproach.Read more

    Subjects:  1. Basketball    2. Basketball - General    3. Coaching    4. Handbooks, manuals, etc    5. Sports    6. Sports & Recreation   


    10. You Haven't Taught Until They Have Learned: John Wooden's Teaching Principles and Practices
    by Fitness Information Technology, Incorporated
    Paperback (October, 2005)
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    Isbn: 1885693664
    Sales Rank: 158163
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Timeless Insights about Teaching and Learning
    Ron Gallimore and Swen Nater combine their incredible knowledge about teaching and basketball to deliver a new and insightful look at the teaching practice of John Wooden. The book is a wonderful balance of personal stories from Nater and insights about teaching and learning from Gallimore that demonstrate just how incredibly wise, intentional, and gifted The Coach was and is. This book demonstrates the hard work, preparation, courage, and commitment to continuous learning that defines quality teaching. A must read for every teacher and coach.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Swen Nater's book: You WILL learn!
    Swen Nater knows John Wooden - that much is clear. Clear too, is what a great teacher John Wooden was and, continues to be. This is a book any teacher can learn from. Sure it is great for coaches, but when a teacher is looking for guidance on how to handle varying student potential within their class, is it better to treat everyone the same - or to treat each individual differently, according to their personality, talent, ability, commitment etc. as Wooden did? Swen does a great job of interjecting his own life's experience into the priniciples Wooden taught. And he uses those of "Alcindor", Wicks, Walton, Allen and others to make the stories fit the lesson. This is textbook material, or should be required reading for aspiring or experienced teachers - 5 Stars plus! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Education    2. Education / Teaching    3. Philosophy & Social Aspects    4. Professional Development    5. Teaching Methods & Materials - General    6. Basketball    7. Sports coaching   


    11. Basketball for Dummies
    by For Dummies
    Paperback (1999)
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    Isbn: 0764552481
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars A Great Read
    This book has alot of very helpful info on the game and the breakdown of the rules. The diagrams on plays should be easier to understand though, because most people can not follow on how the plays or drawn out or worded. I wanted a little more information on fouls and how they work..... there is not much a definiton and explanation of a defensive foul. But alltogether it is a great book and reference for the game of basketball.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Resource
    This book does a great job of breaking down basketball into some of the smallest elements that starting coaches might not remember.This would be a great resource for all elementary and middle school coaches.It is written by one of the best college coaches of all time.This book is filled with reliable tips about the game of basketball for coaches and players.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Decent
    Based on the limited rule coverage and lack of text and diagrams covering the differences between the various levels, I was tempted to give no more than three stars. However, the tips on how to improve your basketball play were worth five stars, so I averaged the two. It is not quite up to the caliber of other "for Dummies" books, but it is worth a read. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Basketball    2. Basketball - General    3. Sports    4. Sports & Recreation    5. Sports & Recreation / Basketball   


    12. My Personal Best : Life Lessons from an All-American Journey
    by McGraw-Hill
    Hardcover (09 April, 2004)
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    Isbn: 0071437924
    Sales Rank: 45839
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Short, but Very Good
    I loved the book, but I would have liked for it to be longer.It is a very quick read but is full of wisdom from one of the best coaches of all time.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Old School Wisdom
    This isn't a book about basketball, but about the foundations of success; not just for a team of ball-players, but for a family, an organization, and even a nation.There is a great deal of wisdom contained in these few pages.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Wizard at His Finest!
    I do not think you will find a better sports biography in recent years than this one.John Wooden's story should be informative and inspirational for anyone, not just sports fans.This book chronicles both the professional and personal history of college basketball's all-time greatest coach and captures both brilliantly.Fantastic pictures, outstanding print and photo editing and an all-around edifying read that could easily be read within a day. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Basketball - General    2. Basketball coaches    3. Biography    4. Conduct of life    5. General    6. Sports    7. Sports & Recreation    8. United States    9. Wooden, John R    10. Biography: general    11. Sports & Recreation / Basketball   


    13. Driven from Within
    by Atria
    Hardcover (24 October, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0743284003
    Sales Rank: 50028
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Too much detail about the design of his shoe.
    BUT, if you take anything out of this book, it's the fact that Jordan works harder than his peers, whether it was basketball or business.His inner drive and desire to succeed and give it his all is what I took away from the book.I would skim the parts on shoe design and focus mainly on his words and advice, especially on work ethic.
    4-0 out of 5 stars DRIVEN FROM WITHIN
    THIS WAS A GIFT.RECEIPIENT WAS SATISFIED.HE IS A 19 YEAR OLD INTO SPORTS AND MICHAEL JORDAN IS SOMEONE WHO HE ADMIRES AND WOULD RECOMMEND TO OTHERS.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Michael Jordan Book!!!
    I am a big fan of basketball as well as Michael Jordan and this book is just awesome! It gives a very good description of Michael Jordan's life, and how his life is put into his shoes.
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    Subjects:  1. 1963-    2. Basketball    3. Basketball players    4. Biography    5. Biography & Autobiography    6. Biography / Autobiography    7. Biography/Autobiography    8. Jordan, Michael,    9. Photoessays & Documentaries    10. Rich & Famous    11. Sports - Basketball    12. Sports - General    13. United States    14. Biography & Autobiography / General   


    14. Coaching Youth Basketball: The Guide for Coaches & Parents (Betterway Coaching Kids Series)
    by Betterway Books
    Paperback (September, 1996)
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    Isbn: 1558704140
    Sales Rank: 32743
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A must have book for youth basketball coaches
    I have coached kids (boys and girls) in basketball of ages 4-12, this book provided the best information on what to do and what to expect.Particularly, the part of patience, repetition/reinforcement, and the fundalmentals.The recommended offensive plays (post interchange, wheel, shuffle, etc.) and defensive strategies (whether man-to-man or zone) are excellent.Additionally, the chapters on vision, motivational phrases, and running a practice are worth reading.The author recommends the use of parents during practice time, called "stations" to maximize proper skill development.This book is a must for those interested in coaching youth basketball.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very good book on B.Ball for youth, with tips for parents
    This book does a good job of covering the basics, including the fundemental of shooting, dribbling, passing, pick and roll, give and go, fakes,etc. with good photos.Good section on defense fundamentals too.There are also sections on offense and defense (both man-to-man & zone)with diagrams. There are sections for coaches including running a practicecomplete with a check list.A good section for parents is added completewith motivational phrases.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Practical Guide To Coaching youth Basketball
    A woderful book. Short (156 pp.) and highly readable,McCarthy makes it all very simple.McCarthy covers the fundamentals (footwork, dribbling, rebounding, etc.) but intersperses his text with invaluable practicaladvice -- e.g., "I always say to drive as close to a defender aspossible.If he reacts and moves back into that lane, he will commit afoul."There is also a great emphasis on team play, and how toencourage kids to pass and play a team game. I have played and coachedbasketball for twenty five years.While this book covers enough basics fora novice, it also contains many valuable insights that I use in coaching a12 and under youth program today. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Basketball    2. Basketball - General    3. Basketball for children    4. Coaching    5. Sports    6. Sports & Recreation   


    15. Coaching Girls' Basketball: From the How-To's of the Game to Practical Real-World Advice--Your Definitive Guide to Successfully Coaching Girls
    by Three Rivers Press
    Paperback (02 October, 2001)
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    Isbn: 076153248X
    Sales Rank: 14794
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Beginner Coaches -- Buy this one!!!
    This book is great for girl coaches from new to experienced.It is for the coach who wants to learn how to coach basketball the right way. I am a coach and have three daughters and I would hope that any coach that teaches any of my children would have at least a working knowledge of the information in this book. It is an easy read and a good reference book.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great for the new coach
    The author expertly guides the reader through the entire coaching process.Not only the sport and the basics, but also the the most important parts of coaching youths: planning, preperation and Parents!I am also impressed with the in-depth examination of the differences of coaching girls and boys.I definately recommend this book for new coaches of girls.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Buy it, you won't be sorry!
    This a very good basketball book for new, aspiring or even coaches with 2-3 years experience ... even if, like me, you are just a parent looking for ways to help your daughter take it to the next level.
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    16. Official NBA Guide 2006-07 (Official NBA Guide)
    by Sporting News
    Paperback (01 September, 2006)
    list price: $18.95 -- our price: $12.89
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    Isbn: 0892048549
    Sales Rank: 18097
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    17. I Can't Accept Not Trying: Michael Jordan on the Pursuit of Excellence
    by Harper San Francisco
    Hardcover (September, 1994)
    list price: $12.00
    Isbn: 0062511904
    Sales Rank: 67370
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The essence of a winner...
    The most amazing thing about this book is it's simplicity. What's new in the book? nothing, but it's the pairing of Jordan, the icon, with simple core value that makes it a wonderful read.
    3-0 out of 5 stars And the secret of success is...
    ...that there is no secret. Michael Jordan is probably the greatest basketball player of all time, so when such an accomplished man speaks on the achievement of excellence, it is worth the effort to pay attention. In a short 36-page read, Jordan gives advice that resonates far beyond sports, and applies just the same to academic, business and personal areas of life.
    4-0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Basketball Player of All-Time Speaks.
    I CAN'T ACCEPT NOT TRYING is a small inspiration book written by the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan. Jordan had an unbelievable career in the NBA before retiring, tried playing major league baseball, came back to the NBA to lead the Chicago Bulls to a few more championships, then retired again, then came out of retirement again to play for the Washington Wizards--a team he had owned for over a year, before retiring for a third time in 2003. This little book was published just prior to Jordan's first return to basketball after his first "retirement". It was one of many items to fuel the media hype about his return.
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    Subjects:  1. Basketball    2. Inspirational    3. Motivation (Psychology)    4. Personal Growth - General    5. Self-actualization (Psychology)    6. Sports    7. Success    8. Mind, body, spirit: disciplines & techniques    9. Popular psychology   


    18. Five-Star Basketball Drills
    by McGraw-Hill
    Paperback (11 January, 1998)
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    Isbn: 0940279223
    Sales Rank: 22889
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars ONe of the two best ever on coaching basketball
    This book and Coaching Basketball by Jerry Krause are the two best coaches books out there. 5-star has drills that we use daily in our practices and coaching basketball as some great plays and ideas regarding the game. Getboth these books ASAP!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book
    This book is a classic. I can not believe that there are not more reviews giving this book the priase it deserves. If you want to become better at basketball you must not only practice consistantly, but you must know thecorrect techniques and moves to practice. This book is basically a completereference of drills for every position that have been used at the nationspremire basketball camp - five star. When Trajon Langdon started out as afreshman at duke this book recieved a lot of attention because Trajon,being from Alaska, did not have great exposure to a wide variety ofbasketball camps. Trajon bought this book and used the drills in it to makehim the player he became. Every highschool player and coach should own acopy of this book if they are serious about improvement.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent for either an individual or team training
    I used this book, after being placed on the J.V. team at my high School my junior year.I had very little skill at all, but wanted desperately to become a better ball player.After purchasing this book, I used the drills in it for only 2 months and improved my game to a whole new level.I not only made the varsity team that next year, but was a starter and had a very good senior year.Since graduating, I have coached at the high school level, and this book worked wonders for the team.I have also used this book to work with younger individuals, and seen drastic improvement in their abilities.I would recommend this book to any young person who wants to better his/her skills, and to any coach to strengthen their teams fundamental abilities ... Read more

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    19. Tales from the Arizona Wildcats Hardwood
    by Sports Publishing
    Hardcover (October, 2004)
    list price: $19.95 -- our price: $15.56
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    Isbn: 1582616167
    Sales Rank: 150702
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible "book" that ever die-hard fans should avoid
    First, let me say I am a huge AZ Bball fan, and it would not take much to make me happy - but this "book" is terrible and an attempt to just take as much money from fans with as little work as possible. I put the word "book" in quotes, because it really isn't a book - it is just a collection of very short paragraphs that are unrelated to each other. Each tiny paragraph is separated by lots of white space and a seperate "headline". Because of the book size and all the white space, I think the entire book would only be about 9 or 10 pages as a single-spaced Word file (of course, since the subject changes every three sentences, it would be just as unreadable in that form). It is separated into eras (sort of) but is not even entirely cronological. It appears that random paragraphs were taken out of newspaper articles and each one carefully shorn of any context, then vomited into a book. How bad? I wouldn't keep it my house (and I have old press guides and gobs of other Wildcat stuff), and I wouldn't even list it here as used (because I am not going to inflict this on a fellow fan) - I tossed it in the garbage. Avoid this!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Wildcat Fans Must Read.
    I only gave this book 3 stars because I was deeply disappointed with the writing style.Example:"Little did anyone know that CmCray had a secret.Before the game--at his home--he had drank alcohol before the game to ease his mind".Yes, we get it--it was BEFORE THE GAME.I was ready to give this book the highest rating just because it was about Arizona basketball.My beloved Wildcats.Steve Rivera seems to be a little too much in love with his own writing.The book is broken up into segments such as "Late 80's" or "Early 90's", and each section has short (one paragraph) stories from the, and about, the players and coaches who were instrumental during that era.There is a loose structure to the time line and these stories are often told and placed in random order.All in all though, I am delighted that someone thought the Cats are important enough to write a book about the history of the program.A better project would have been one of those "A Season With . . ."Picking a year and writing in diary fashion about everything that happened during a particular year.However, if you are a Wildcat fan this is an absolute must-read.If you are not, then I would probably recommend that you do not waste the money since their is very little here for the average basketball fan.It is a book that cheers the Wildcats, and rightfully so I suppose.I only wish that there was some real reporting, some "inside" stuff about Lute, Sean (both of them), Steve, Damon, Jason (all three of them), Chris, Khalid, Gilbert, Loren, and on and on.GO CATS!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Inside stuff from the dean of Wildcat basketball writers
    In his first book, award-winning Tucson Citizen reporter Steve Rivera does a fine job of going behind the scenes of the nationally ranked Arizona Wildcats and their Hall of Fame coach, Lute Olson. Rivera covered Sean Elliott, Steve Kerr, Luke Walton, Damon Stoudamire, Mike Bibby, Richard Jefferson, Jason Terry and other Wildcats before they went on to the pros and offers new kernels of info for even the most die-hard Wildcat fan. It's an entertaining read that makes a great gift for that Arizona fan on your list, but it's also a good gift for any fan of college basketball. The publishers have released other books on top intercollegiate programs.Rivera's book on Arizona easily matches the quality of the rest of the series. ... Read more

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    20. Official NBA Register 2006-07 (Official NBA Register)
    by Sporting News
    Paperback (15 September, 2006)
    list price: $18.95 -- our price: $12.89
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    Isbn: 0892048565
    Sales Rank: 22717
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