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See below for a selection of the latest books from Basketball category. Presented with a red border are the Basketball books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Basketball books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

How To Coach Girls' High School Basketball

How To Coach Girls' High School Basketball

Author: Howexpert, Shane Reinhard Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2020

Mercer's Moment

Mercer's Moment

Author: Daniel Shirley, Jeremy Timmerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2019

For years, the Mercer University men's basketball team had been building toward the NCAA Tournament only to come up short in agonizing fashion several times. But the Bears finally got over the hump to reach the tournament and take part in March Madness in 2014, and in doing so, they put their previous close calls behind them. When Mercer did get to college basketball's biggest stage, one of basketball's proudest programs--Duke--was standing in their way. Plenty of attention was on the matchup because it was DUKE and everything that comes with facing the Blue Devils. The Bears, however, were up to the task. Ready for their moment, they came through with one of the NCAA Tournament's biggest upsets, which changed their program and the university forever. How did they get there? What did they overcome for their big moment against Duke? And what did it mean for the players, coaches, and fans to pull off the historic upset? Head coach Bob Hoffman, the team's seven special seniors, and others look back through those times, the tough ones and the ones they cherish, and that memorable day when the Bears took down the Blue Devils.

Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk

Author: Beth Fortenberry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

Strength Training for Basketball

Strength Training for Basketball

Author: NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2019

Why is strength training important for the basketball athlete? In a dynamic game that changes by the instant, athletes need to be conditioned to sustain the highly stressful workloads experienced during practice or a game. For the basketball athlete, that means strength cannot be defined only as a measure of how much weight the person can lift; rather, it is an ability that should be judged by whether it can successfully be applied on the court. Developed with the expertise of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Strength Training for Basketball shows you how to design resistance training programs that will develop your athletes' strength on the court-helping them to jump higher, accelerate faster, and abruptly change direction. The book will help you understand the specific physical demands of each position-point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, and center. You will also find the following: 20 testing protocols for measuring and assessing athletes' strength, reactive strength, power, speed, agility, endurance, and anaerobic capacity 18 total body exercises with 2 variations 19 lower body exercises with 3 variations 17 upper body exercises 11 anatomical core exercises with 5 variations 16 sample programs for off-season, preseason, in-season, and postseason resistance training Each resistance training exercise consists of a series of photos and a detailed list of primary muscles trained, beginning position and movement phases, breathing guidelines, modifications and variations, and coaching tips to guide you in selecting the right exercises for a program. You'll also learn how to structure those programs based on the goals and length of each season and for each position. Backed by the NSCA and the knowledge and experience of successful high school, college, and professional basketball strength and conditioning professionals, Strength Training for Basketball is the authoritative resource for creating basketball-specific resistance training programs to help your athletes optimize their strength and successfully transfer that strength to the basketball court.

Basketball for Beginners

Basketball for Beginners

Author: Mark Anthony Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2019

Hot Tickets

Hot Tickets

Author: H. George Frederickson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

In 2010, University of Kansas officials were shocked to learn that the FBI and IRS were on campus investigating Rodney Jones, former head of the Athletics Ticket Office, for stealing Jayhawks basketball tickets and selling them to brokers. Investigators found that for more than five years Jones and a small ring of university officials had conspired to loot the university of $2 million in tickets, reselling them for $3-5 million. In what was perhaps the biggest scandal in college sports history, all seven members of the Kansas Ticket Gang plead guilty to RICO Act indictments. Five went to prison-two were given probation for turning state's evidence.

High School Athlete: Basketball

High School Athlete: Basketball

Author: Michael Volkmar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2019

The Legacy of Maggie Dixon

The Legacy of Maggie Dixon

Author: Jack Grubbs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/11/2019

Maggie Dixon, a 28-year-old women's basketball coach at the United States Military Academy, led the West Point team to its first appearance in the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Four weeks later, Maggie died suddenly, leaving behind a devastated family and a group of heartbroken players. Despite their tragic loss, friends, family, and team members took comfort in knowing that the values Maggie instilled in themselves and others would live on. In The Legacy of Maggie Dixon: A Leader on the Court and in Life, Jack Grubbs looks at the remarkable accomplishments of this young woman. Drawing on interviews with Maggie's brother, friends, colleagues, and student players, Grubbs provides an engaging portrait of a woman who achieved the pinnacle in her sport through hard work, determination, and enthusiasm, attributes that continue to inspire those who knew her. In addition to chronicling the events surrounding her golden season at West Point, the book offers a study in the power of inspirational leadership that Maggie embodied. The Legacy of Maggie Dixon captures the wonderful impact she had on those around her in such a short amount of time.

Top Cats

Top Cats

Author: Tom Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/11/2019

Play Better Basketball

Play Better Basketball

Author: Kathy Brook, Dawn Smyth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2019

The definitive guide to taking hardcourt skills to the next level. Coaches Dawn Smyth and Kathy Brook break down the complicated game of basketball into its core elements and offer aspiring hoop stars clear and practical tips and techniques to help transform their individual and team game. With the strong foundation of core skills presented here, basketball players can engage in exciting team systems while continuing to learn the intermediate and advanced individual skills that will propel them to elite-level scoring threats and never-back-down defenders. Play Better Basketball focuses on individual skills as executed in a team environment. It introduces seldom taught mental drills that will teach players how to read opponents in order to react in a way that will put the odds of success in their favour. With step-by-step photography, Play Better Basketball shows players and coaches how to blend sublime skills with cutting-edge team systems to create smart, skilled, consistent and all-around effective players.

Play Better Basketball

Play Better Basketball

Author: Kathy Brook, Dawn Smyth Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2019

The definitive guide to taking hardcourt skills to the next level. Coaches Dawn Smyth and Kathy Brook break down the complicated game of basketball into its core elements and offer aspiring hoop stars clear and practical tips and techniques to help transform their individual and team game. With the strong foundation of core skills presented here, basketball players can engage in exciting team systems while continuing to learn the intermediate and advanced individual skills that will propel them to elite-level scoring threats and never-back-down defenders. Play Better Basketball focuses on individual skills as executed in a team environment. It introduces seldom taught mental drills that will teach players how to read opponents in order to react in a way that will put the odds of success in their favour. With step-by-step photography, Play Better Basketball shows players and coaches how to blend sublime skills with cutting-edge team systems to create smart, skilled, consistent and all-around effective players.

Basketball Referee 101

Basketball Referee 101

Author: Howexpert, Steven Michaluk Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2019