Basketball is an extraordinary sport to support whole child development. Tony R. Smith showcases key fundamentals for sound player development. Concentrating on essential skills of the game: conditioning, jumping ability, shooting, defense, rebounding, footwork, boxing out, and much more, Smith outlines basics in accessible language. Basketball is a game of mental and physical endurance - this book shows how to gain it all. As a bonus, a section has been added to help players with diet and strength training.
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- Over 40 drills for parents/coaches/players
- Bonus smoothie/protein recipe
- Reviewed by a head college basketball coach
“Tony R. Smith’s book is very detailed and focuses on the things that will make youth basketball players fundamentally sound. Tony dives deep into the basics of youth basketball skill development!” (Al Pinkins, Associate Head Basketball Coach, University of Florida Gators)