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Basketball was written for students interested in basketball and people interested in developing and improving their basketball skills, whether it be to play recreationally or on an organized team.



Chapter 1 — History of Basketball

Chapter 2 — Glossary

Chapter 3 — Equipment

Chapter 4 — Rules and Regulations

Chapter 5 — General Game Understanding

Basic offensive Philosophy
Basic Defensive Philosophy
General Player proficiency Objectives
When Learning Basketball Skills

Chapter 6 — Basket Basketball Skills

Balanced Ready Position
Jump stop

Chapter 7 — Ball Handling Skills

Common Drills
Back and Forth Ball Toss
Quick Hands
Aaround the Legs
Around the Knees
Around the Waist
Figure 8

Chapter 8 — Passing

Skill Development Techniques
Chest Pass
Blounce Pass
Two-Hand Overhead Pass
Baseball Pass
Wall Passing
Group Activities to Practice Passing and Catching Skills

Behind the Back Pass

Chapter 9 — Dribbling

Skill Development Techniques
Dribbling Skills

Individual Ball Handling Drills

Chapter 10 — Shooting

Free Throws
Jump Shot
Hook Shot

Chapter 11 — Rebounding


About the Author

Dr. Donald F. Staffo is a professor and chairman of the Department of Health and Physical Education at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. In addition to being an educator for 36 years, he has been a coach, referere and sports journalist, wirting for Basketball Times for three years and covering University of Alabama basketball for the Associated Press for 19 years. He earned his B.S. in physical education from the State University of New York at Brockport, M.A. from Western Kentucky University and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He is the author of six books, 112 publicaltions in professional journals, a weekly newspaper column and over 1350 articles in newstand magazines.







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