Philosophy of Basketball/Basketball Fundamentals

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John Robert Wooden
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In Philosophy of Basketball/Basketball Fundamentals, Hall of Fame Coach and college basketball legend John Wooden shares his timeless philosophies on coaching, teaching, and developing young men on and off the basketball court. Coach Wooden provides anecdotes from his years of coaching to illustrate his philosophies, and also covers how to build a successful team through strong fundamentals, on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court. Coach Wooden discusses how to structure and run practices, while providing a number of drills, to build a winning basketball program.

Topics covered include:

• Coach Wooden’s overarching philosophy on winning basketball
• Discipline and conditioning
• Developing student-athletes
• Defining your program’s culture
• Practice structure and organization
• Rebounding
• Ballhandling and passing
• Teamwork
• Offensive fundamentals
• Defensive fundamentals and positioning