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Basketball for dummies

Author: Richard Phelps; John Walters; Tim Bourret
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©2000.
Series: --For dummies.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Phelps; John Walters; Tim Bourret
ISBN: 0764552481 9780764552489
OCLC Number: 51501061
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxx, 401 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Basketball 101 --
Bare-Bones Basketball --
We're Having a Ball --
The Object of the Game, Simplified --
Digger's Ten Reasons to Like Basketball --
Basketball is ballet --
Basketball is a simple game --
Basketball requires very little equipment --
You don't need anyone else to play --
You're watching people, not uniforms --
You're home by supper --
The game flows --
Weather or not, you can play --
March Madness --
Fun for boys and girls everywhere --
Coaching a Team --
Don't Become a Tunnel-Vision Fan --
The Wear and Where of Basketball --
The Wear of Basketball --
Sneakers --
Socks --
A mouthpiece --
Uniforms --
Equipment --
The Where of Basketball --
Your own driveway --
School yards or playgrounds --
Community centers --
Basketball Hotbeds: Where the Best Players Come From --
The Rules --
Naismith's Original 13 Rules --
The Court --
The free throw lane and free throw line --
The three-point arc --
The backcourt and frontcourt --
The Players --
The Game --
To begin --
Time-in, time-out --
The shot clock --
Ten seconds --
Time-out --
Overtime --
Fouls --
Fouling out --
Over the limit --
Offensive fouls --
Technical fouls --
Nonfoul Violations --
Every League for Itself --
Statistics --
Scoring: King of Stats --
Scoring: One, two, three --
Free throws --
Field goals --
Three- and four-point plays --
Keeping Score --
The official scorer --
Statistical genius: The box score --
Other Statistics Worth Watching --
Assists --
Turnovers (not the cherry kind) --
Blocked shots --
Steals --
Minutes --
Ratios --
Bench scoring --
Second-chance points --
Points off turnovers --
Triple doubles --
Quadruple doubles --
The Fundamentals of Basketball --
Shooting --
Becoming a Good Shooter --
Putting a 9-inch ball through an 18-inch hoop --
Developing a soft touch --
Digger's Five Keys to Shooting --
Balance yourself --
Shoot with your knees --
Grab the rim --
Control the ball with your fingertips --
Perfecting the Free Throw --
Taking the pressure shot --
Drilling home free throw mechanics --
The Five Areas to Shoot From --
Under the basket (the lay-up or dunk) --
The top of the key (the three-pointer) --
The elbows --
The right or left wing --
The right or left corner --
Shooting for Variety --
The bankshot --
The baby jumper --
The three-point shot --
Shooting Drills --
Drills without a defender --
Drills with a defender --
Great Shooters: Players to Emulate --
Offense --
Establishing Your Position --
Point guard (alias "Ball Handler") --
Shooting guard (alias "Two-Guard") --
Small forward (alias "Swingman") --
Power forward (alias "The Enforcer" or "Four-Spot") --
Center (alias "The Big Man") --
Playing to Your Strength --
Offensive Plays and Maneuvers --
The pass --
The screen --
The give-and-go --
The pass and screen away --
The pick and roll --
The back door --
Backscreen to alley-oop --
Being Alert (The World Needs Lerts) on Offense --
Setting the Tempo --
Man-to-Man Offense --
Zone Offense --
How the zone bothers the offense --
How the offense can bother the zone --
Playing against a 2-3 zone --
Playing against a 1-3-1 (point) zone --
Getting the ball inside against a zone --
Fast Break Offense --
Why the fast break works --
The three-man weave drill --
The three-on-two, two-on-one drill --
Press Offense --
Breaking Half-Court Traps --
Defense --
Playing with Your Head --
Playing with Your Heart --
Playing with Your Feet --
In-the-paint drill --
On-the-diagonal drill --
Man-to-Man Defense --
The three stages of an offensive player's possession --
The first day of practice --
Defense is TEAM defense --
The triangle principle of man-to-man defense --
Playing guard in a man-to-man defense --
Playing forward in a man-to-man defense --
Playing center in a man-to-man defense --
Playing post defense --
Defending the entry pass --
Defending screens: To switch or not to switch? --
Defending the pick and roll --
Digger's switching rule --
The Last Word on Man-to-Man --
Zone Defense --
Types of zone defenses --
Meet the Press --
The trap press --
Defending the break --
Rebounding --
Board-dom: A Glossar --
Rebounding: The Key to Victory --
The Team Concept of Rebounding --
Rebounding Physics --
Defensive Rebounding --
Using your time wisely --
Gaining leverage --
Rebounding in a zone defense --
Offensive Rebounding --
Rebounding Drills --
Circle the wagons drill --
One-on-one rebounding drill --
Dan Mara drill --
Manhattan drill --
Four-player full-court rebounding drill --
Out-rebounding a Taller Player --
Great Rebounders to Emulate --
The greatest college rebounding teams --
Moves, Plays, and Strategies --
Playing Center --
Working to get open inside --
Breaking contact with the defender --
Moving without the ball --
Moves for a Center --
The drop step --
Power move through the hoop --
The pull-up jumper --
The crossover move --
The up-and-under move --
Pass to the open player --
Moves for a Guard --
The pick and roll --
Setting screens for the shooting guard --
A Move for a Power Forward --
Moves for a Three-Point Shooter --
Last-Second Plays --
Sideline out of bounds --
Length-of-the-court game-winning play --
Digger's tips on last-second plays --
To call time-out or not to call time-out: That is the question --
Preparing for the Big Game --
Scout the opposition--and yourself --
Challenge the opposing team's star --
Figure out which matchups are in your favor --
Play up a sense of rivalry --
Run special drills for what your opponent does best --
Prepare your team mentally --
Lean on your support groups --
The Fanfare of Basketball --
You Don't Need to Play to Be a Fan --
Following a Game on TV --
Anticipate the next pass --
Watch the action away from the ball --
Avoid Carter-vision --
Get Carter-vision --
Follow stats --
Watch the officials --
What I Watch For --
Following a Game on the Radio --
Following Your Team on the Internet (a.k.a. "Cyberspace Jam") --
Subscribing to Magazines and Other Publications --
Watching Your Child Play --
Participating in Fantasy Leagues --
Setting up a fantasy league --
Putting together your fantasy team --
Basketball and the Internet --
Pickup Basketball --
The Traits of Pickup Basketball --
Gimme the ball --
Pass--or shoot--the rock! --
Trash talk --
The lane--No place for the faint of heart --
Arguments --
Don't expect to learn Dean Smith's offense --
Other pickup basketball customs and terms --
Gentleman's Rules of Pickup Basketball --
To 11, 15, or 21 by ones --
Winners --
Gotta win by two --
Call your own fouls --
Take it back --
We got next --
Check --
No free throws --
Looking for Good Pickup Facilities --
A good number of courts --
A good variety of courts and games --
Even baskets with nylon nets and rectangular backboards --
Lights --
An adjoining gym --
A water fountain --
Courtside concerns --
Padding on the basket support --
A level court --
North-south orientation (if outdoors) --
Bathroom facilities --
No stage in the gym --
Proper ventilation in the gym --
Pickup Shooting Games --
H-O-R-S-E --
21 --
Around the World --
5-3-1 --
Pickup Game Variations --
Three-on-three --
Bookstore Basketball --
High School Basketball --
Where It's At --
Understanding Hoosier Hysteria --
High School Confidential --
Style of play --
Turnovers --
Room to grow --
Ya gotta have heart --
Off-the-rack coaching wardrobes --
What Kids Can Do --
What Coaches Can Do --
What Parents Can Do --
High School All-America Teams --
From the Prom to the Pros --
College Basketball --
What Makes College Basketball Special? --
Cinderella stories --
The little man --
Diversity in style of play --
The NCAA and Other Governing Bodies --
NAIA --
Junior colleges --
Conference Structure --
College conferences: A lesson in geography? --
Conference ratings --
Team Size --
Coaches and Managers --
The roles of the college coach --
Minority coaches on the rise --
Games --
Tournaments: The Ultimate Goal --
Polls --
All-America Teams --
How the Game Has Changed Since 1975 --
The three-point goal --
The shot clock --
Three-guard offenses --
Where have all the centers gone? --
A 64-team field --
The legalized dunk --
Players turning pro --
Parity --
Television --
Stricter national academic requirements --
NCAA Women's Basketball --
The smaller ball --
Increased media attention --
(Nearly) pure amateurism --
Upgrades to the game --
The top college women players of all time --
Tennessee and U Conn --
Does Great College Player = Great NBA Player? --
Professional Basketball --
National Basketball Association (NBA) --
Schedule --
Rosters --
Playoffs --
The NBA Has Come a Long Way --
The shot clock: A rule that saved a league --
Illegal defense: What is it? --
NBA Economics --
One for the money, two for the show: Player salaries and league rankings --
1999-2000 highest paid players --
Coaching in the NBA --
Women's Pro Hoops: The WNBA --
Starts and stops --
Summer scheduling --
Coaching and playing --
Minor League Professional Basketball --
Continental Basketball Association (CBA) --
United States Basketball League (USBL) --
The Harlem Globetrotters --
International Basketball --
How Hoops Took Over the World --
Winning at the 1960 Olympics --
Losing at the 1972 Olympics --
Yugoslavia defeating the Soviets --
Touring American college teams --
The NBA going global --
Dream Team I --
The NBA Goes International --
International Players Infuse the U.S. College Ranks --
It's a Different Game --
Hoops Cultural Exchange: International Influence on the American Game --
Outside shooting by big men --
Skip passing --
Better passing --
The three-point shot --
A more perimeter-oriented game --
Penetrating with the dribble and then passing outside for the three-pointer --
Hoops Cultural Exchange: American Influence on the International Game --
Improved ballhandling --
Improved perimeter defense --
Development of the inside game --
Why the Rest of the World Has Caught Up to the United States --
Worldwide Hoops: Top Pro Leagues --
International Basketball Tournaments --
The Olympic Games --
The European Championships.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: by Digger Phelps with John Walters and Tim Bourret.
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