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Coaching Basketball: 50 Two Minute Intensity Drills for Daily Basketball Practice to Build Sound Basketball Habits by Kevin Sivils
Coaching Basketball:
50 Two Minute Intensity Drills for Daily Basketball Practice
to Build Sound Basketball Habits
by Kevin Sivils


A native of Louisiana, Kevin Sivils has been a coach and teacher for 25 years.
In the course of his coaching career, he has been a head coach for 22 seasons while winning 464 career wins and garnering 8 Coach of the Year awards.
A current resident of the state of Texas, Coach Sivils has also worked extensively in athletic administration and athletic event promotion.
A 25 year veteran of the coaching profession, with twenty-two of those years spent as a varsity head coach, Coach Kevin Sivils amassed 464 wins while averaging just over 20 wins a season.  
His  earned berths in the state play-offs 19 out of 22 seasons with three of Coach Sivils teams advancing to the state semi-finals.
An eight time Coach of the Year Award winner, Coach Sivils has traveled as far as the Central African Republic to conduct coaching clinics.  
Coach Sivils first coaching stint was as an assistant coach for his college alma mater, Greenville College, located in Greenville, Illinois.


Inject Intensity to Any Practice


"... Give Your Basketball Practices a Shot in the Arm ! Use one of the 50 drills in Coaching Basketball to:

- Increase practice intensity!
- Build great basketball habits in your players!
- Emphasize the little details of the !
- Never have a stale, boring practice!
- Teach your players to have focused, controlled intensity when they play!

• Eight time Coach of the Year Kevin Sivils shares 50 drills designed to inject intensity to any practice.
  • Illustrated with 108 diagrams to help clarify how the drills are to be taught and executed.
• 29 Photographs are included to illustrate the some of the concepts taught.
• This  will serve as an easy to use and valuable reference for any coach.
• Each drill is described in an easy to understand format.
• Sample practice plans to demonstrate how to schedule intensity drills into your practices are included. ..."

Kevin Sivils


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Your Practices More Fun and Productive


"... Rules and guidelines for planning entire practice sessions for maximum productivity and utilization of intensity drills are included as well.

• Drills to increase intensity in practice are included for:

- Basic footwork and movement
- Specific drills to focus on intensity
- Passing and catching
- Fast Break
- Post Play
- Defense
- Rebounding
- Shooting

  • Make your practices more fun and productive by adding two-minute intensity drills to pick up the pace and intensity !

• Players love practices that move quickly and have high levels of intensity!

Kevin Sivils


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Thoughts on Shot Selection by Kevin Sivils
"Based on years of watching the game, the best 15 foot jump shots come from three places: the foul line and the elbow on each side of the foul line. Some players shoot the ball really well on the baseline as well, but the rebound coverage for offensive boards is not as good. Nothing beats a lay-up!"



Coach Sivils' Books

Fine Tuning Your 's Position Play ~ 174 pages

Coaches always want to improve their teams. Usually they go about this by searching for the perfect offense or defense. Few coaches stop to realize one of the best ways to improve their team is to improve their players.

Fine Tuning Your Team's Position Play provides position specific concepts to improve player's skills. Included are concepts for point guards, perimeter players (shooting guards and small forwards) and post players (power forwards and centers). Illustrated with 120+ photographs and 120+ diagrams in an 8.5 x 11 inch sized format, Fine Tuning Your Team's Post Play also includes drills to teach the concepts described.

The author, a long time coach, includes ideas on the importance of using mastery of fundamentals to build confidence, ideas for planning practice sessions and additional bonus material. Fine Tuning Your Team's Position Play is an excellent reference manual for veteran or young coaches as well as players who want to learn some of the finer points of the game. Read more ...

Fine Tuning Your Three-Point Attack ~ 204 pages

When the 3-point shot was introduced to the game of basketball it was a bit controversial. Today, the 3-point shot has not only become an accepted part of the game, it has changed the game. The 3-point shot has forced defenses to extend in order to cover the shot, creating better offensive spacing. The penetration game has improved as a result, creating even more offensive opportunities.

Players love the more open game and so do the fans. Yet not every coach or every team has embraced the 3-point shot. Some coaches still struggle with how to integrate the shot into the team offense. It is no longer enough to simply space the offense behind the 3-point line as the defense has become more sophisticated in defending the shot and great 3-point shooters.

Fine Tuning Your Three-Point Attack offers 150 concepts to improve your team's 3-point offense, drills to teach offensive building blocks essential to a balanced and effective 3-point offensive attack. Read more ...

Designing Effective Practices for Team Sports ~ 146 pages

Success in team sports depends on many factors with preparation being at the top of the list of elements that can be controlled by the coach. In order to insure a team in any sport is prepared as well as possible, effective practice sessions are essential. For many coaches designing effective well-planned practices is one of the most difficult tasks involved in teaching sports.

Putting it all together to craft a single effective practice can seem daunting to any coach. Coaching legend John Wooden spent nearly two hours planning his daily practice sessions during his tenure as the Wizard of Westwood at UCLA. Considering the skill Coach Wooden possessed in conducting practices, this single example shows the importance of being able to plan effective practices.

Wooden was not alone in his attention to detail in planning practices. The Showtime Lakers coach Pat Riley was known to spend 3-5 hours in preparing for a ten minute meeting with his team. Football coaches are legendary for the time spent in preparing for practices. This seemingly mysterious process is not that hard. It simply takes time and some knowledge of what must happen in order for practice sessions to be effective, both for a single practice session and over the course of an entire season.

Planning practices is both an art and a science. Based on both research by experts in the fields of sport psychology, motor control and motor learning and the nearly 30 years of the author�s experience as a varsity coach, Designing Effective Practices for Team Sports examines a wide range of factors essential to designing effective practices. Planning effective practices is requires more than just effective teaching of team sports skills.

There is so much more that goes into a great sports practice than just teaching sports skills. Just a few of the factors to be planned for on both an individual practice session and the entire sports season include some of the following:

• Crafting an overriding purpose for the program and team
• Creating a culture of success
• Goal setting
• Effective teaching strategies and tactics
• Maximizing the use of time, facilities, staff and space available
• Preventing burnout
• Drill selection
• Theories of learning motor skills

The author takes a look at all of these issues and more in the more than 20 chapters in the . Mixing research with practical experience, the author addresses issues rookie and veteran coaches, regardless of the sport face in practice. These include:

• Setting the tone of practice
• Dealing with difficult to motivate athletes
• Avoiding common practice planning mistakes
• Building intensity in practice
• The role of confidence in sports

Designing Effective Practices for Team Sports was written for coaches who would rather develop their coaching skills and design their own effective sports practices than purchase a  with sample practice sessions for their sport. Designing great practices is on of the most important elements in sports coaching. Not only do effective and efficient practice sessions play an important role in preparing teams to win, these types of practices are much more fun for everyone involved ! Read more ...

Fine Tuning Your Zone Attack Offense: 50 Concepts to Improve
   Your Team's Zone Attack Offense Plus 50 Zone Offense Drills
~ 244 p

Fine Tuning Your Zone Attack Offense contains 50 zone offensive concepts and an additional 50 drills to teach basic key fundamentals and zone concepts, illustrated in 180+ diagrams. If your zone offense needs some refining or you are interested in creating your own offense, the concepts in this  are the place to start.

In addition to zone offense concepts, the author takes a look at common zone defenses and their strengths and weakness. Also included are ideas about the importance of team play, teaching zone offense and additional material.

Over 25 years of coaching experience is behind the ideas in Fine Tuning Your Zone Attack Offense. The ideas in this  have all been used in actual games by Coach Sivils en route to winning over 460 career varsity wins. Read more ...

Fine Tuning Your Fast Break Offense ~ 200 pages

Whether you run the famed Loyola Marymount fast break made famous by Paul Westhead, the Grinnell "system," the "Tiger Ball" break of Olivet Nazarene or just leave your fast break to chance, the concepts in Fine Tuning Your Fast Break: 75 Concepts To Improve Your Team's Fast Break Offense will improve your team's running game !

The book is organized so each concept can be found easily. The concepts are grouped by areas of specificity such as concepts specifically for point guards, the entire team, etc. Detailed diagrams are included for concepts that benefit from a visual depiction to help clarify the concept.

Just some of the topics covered include concepts on how to train your point guard to be more efficient, resulting in reduced turnovers, ways to convert turnovers into points, making certain every fast break opportunity is as efficient as possible and 7 Bonus Concepts on how to slow down the opponent's fast break attack. Read more ...

Game Strategies and Tactics For Basketball:
   Bench Coaching for Success
~ 128 pages

Game Strategy and Tactics for Basketball: Preparing to Win the Sideline Battles is both a how-to book and a guide for how to plan strategy and tactics for basketball for an entire season or an individual game.

Coaches often focus on X's and O's and overlook how and when a particular offense or defense should be applied and used during a game. Game Strategy and Tactics for Basketball: Preparing to Win the Sideline Battles serves as a planning guide and a master checklist for all the possible situations that a coach will face during a season.

The book includes both traditional and some "out-of-the-box" strategies to the common situations that coaches face and provides both the pros and the cons of the approaches described. It is not the author's intention to tell each coach exactly what to do, but to serve as a guide in the decision making process.
Read more ...

The Game of Basketball: Basketball Fundamentals, Intangibles
   and Finer Points of the Game for Coaches, Players and Fans
~ 240 p

Coaches: Win more games by teaching your players the fundamental skills, intangibles and finer points of the game that other coaches don't know. Help your players eliminate costly turnovers by learning to read the defense, score more points by fine tuning your fast break and improve your offensive attack skills.

Players: Take your game to another level by learning the skills and details of the game the elite players know. Learn how character issues can impact a player either positively or negatively. Gain insight into the minds of coaches and learn to think like a coach on the court.

Fans: Have a deeper appreciation of the game beyond just recognizing the type of defense or offense being used. Impress your fellow basketball fans with your knowledge of the finer points of the sport and become a true connoisseur of the game of basketball. Read more ...

Better Basketball Practices: A guide to planning and conducting
   efficient basketball practices and planning to build
   a winning basketball program
~ 154 pages

Teams play like they practice. Even in ideal circumstances time for practice is limited. Coaches need to  the most of available practice time.

Better Basketball Practices contains valuable information in the areas of: * Overriding Purpose * Planning for optimum learning during practice * Planning to plan practice * Setting the tone for practice * Creating organized, efficient and productive practices * Building intensity in practice * Planning for special situations * Planning for late season practice * Ideas about quality practices * Common coaching mistakes in planning practice

Includes 34 simple drills designed to teach essential fundamentals of the game. Complete with 74 diagrams and descriptions of each drill and possible variations. Learn from a veteran head coach with over 460 career varsity wins and 8 Coach of the Year awards. Build a better team and a better basketball program by planning, organizing and conducting better basketball practices. Read more ...

Goal Setting for Sport:
   A Concise Guide for Coaches and Athletes
~ 56 pages

The mental side of sports is often overlooked. Goals are powerful motivating tools, providing athletes and teams with direction, focus, a reason to commit and a means to evaluate their performance.

Goals allow athletes and teams to deal with adversity, adapt and persevere, to continue to be motivated even when events do not turn out as planned. Goal setting, when done properly helps athletes and teams tap their potential to its fullest. Properly established and utilized goals not only motivate, but provide athletes and teams with a constant source of direction and feedback, allowing for constant, steady improvement and the best opportunity for achieving at a high level.

Goal Setting for Sport: A Concise Guide for Coaches and Athletes provides the essential basics of developing a plan of well defined goals, enabling an athlete or team to achieve at the highest possible level. Coach Kevin Sivils shares his years of experience with the goal setting process. In this book he shares with athletes and coaches what goals really are, common mistakes to avoid, ten steps to creating a sound plan of goals and the role of both athletes and coaches in the goal setting process. Read more ...

Defending the Three-Point Shot: 15 Defensive Tactics Designed
   to Defeat and Frustrate 3-Point Offensive Tactics
~ 38 pages

Free throws and lay-ups win games but the 3-point shot is the great equalizer. Since the shot's introduction to the game in the 1980's, the 3-point shot has allowed the skilled but smaller player once again to become a factor in the outcome of the game. Fans love it! Players love it! Some coaches not only love it but have so embraced the 3-point shot it is what their offense is built around.

Every team will face a program with either one great 3-point shooter or relies on the 3-point shot for the bulk of its offense as the team's offense is built around the 3-point shot. For this reason every team needs to have in its defensive arsenal a range of tactics designed to defeat and frustrate both the great 3-point shooter and the great 3-point offensive team.

Illustrated with both photographs and diagrams, the 15 tactics in this book can be successfully integrated into most team defenses. The author, Coach Kevin Sivils, has used all 15 of these tactics to win over 460 games in his career as a head coach. Read more ...

Rebounding: The Game Within the Game: 40 Concepts and Tactics
   Designed to Win the Game of Rebounding
~ 60 pages

This short book contains forty strategies, tactics and concepts designed to improve rebounding or solve an issue involving rebounding. Some of these ideas are quite orthodox and other ideas are a bit out of the box. Read all of the ideas and consider what will work with your team and what you are comfortable with. Experiment in practice or summer league games. Once you decide to use an idea stick with it.

Good things take time and players have to develop habits, especially when it comes to rebounding. Some of the tactics and concept described include: The Majerus Rule, The Swim Technique of Offensive Rebounding, and dealing with much taller players. Several drills are included to teach the basic skills and build sound habits with daily practice. Read more ...

The Fine Art of Cutting and Screening: The Game of Basketball
   Most Effective Offensive Tactic
~ 74 pages

Sound offensive basketball, regardless of the style or type of offense, involves several key principles that include spacing, moving the ball, moving people, offensive rebounding and cutting and screening.

This short book covers the basics of sound cutting and screening. Cutting and screening are the hardest of all offensive basic building blocks to defend. The principles described in this book apply to any offense. There is always more for a coach to learn and the principles included in this book will help any coach improve the offense he or she already runs.

The principles and concepts in this short book are illustrated with both diagrams and photographs. Also included are simple drills to improve the basic skills and fundamentals needed to improve the skills required to effectively execute cuts and screens. Read more ...

Fine Tuning Your Man-to-Man Defense: 101 Concepts to Improve
   Your Team's Man-to-Man Defense
   Plus 60 Man-to-Man Defensive Drills
~ 306 pages

There is something about teams who play intense, effective and hard nosed man-to-man defense that sets those teams a notch above other good teams. These great defensive teams exude a confidence that other teams often find intimidating.

What sets these great defensive teams apart from average man-to-man defensive teams is usually not the overall defensive system. It is a combination of small details, intensity and an emphasis on the team concept.

Fine Tuning Your Man-to-Man Defense contains 101 concepts capable of improving any man-to-man defense plus 60 drills designed to teach defensive skills and concepts. The concepts and drills, as well as additional bonus content, are illustrated with over 150 diagrams. Read more ...

Teaching the TEAM  Concept in Sports: 101 Ideas and Concepts
   to Teach and Promote the TEAM Concept
   While Building a Program
~ 102 pages

Regardless of the sport, when it comes to team sports, there is nothing more important than building a united team. If the team concept is the most important principle when it comes to success in team sports, why is it the most difficult principle to teach players?

Coach Kevin Sivils has spent nearly 30 years focusing on the challenge of developing the team concept in athletics. With the team concept always a priority, his teams are noted for their team attitude, playing hard and being fundamentally sound.

An 8 time Coach of the Year and winner of awards for excellence in teaching including Teacher of the Year, Coach Sivils shares 101 ideas on how to instill the team concept, promote the idea of the team concept and build a fun environment for fans and players alike while building a successful program. Read more ...


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About the Author: Kevin Sivils


A native of Louisiana, Kevin Sivils has been a coach and teacher for 25 years. In the course of his coaching career, he has been a head coach for 22 seasons while winning 464 career wins and garnering 8 Coach of the Year awards. A current resident of the state of Texas, Coach Sivils has also worked extensively in athletic administration and athletic event promotion.

Interestingly enough for a basketball coach from the Southern United States, he is an ice hockey fan, having been introduced to the sport by his wife Lisa, a native of Michigan and a Detroit Red Wings fan. His other passions include the history of North American Railroads and dogs, of which he currently has three. He and his wife Lisa work with an Italian Greyhound rescue serving as foster parents for abused and neglected Italian Greyhounds until they are ready to be adopted.

A 25 year veteran of the coaching profession, with twenty-two of those years spent as a varsity head coach, Coach Kevin Sivils amassed 464 wins while averaging just over 20 wins a season.  His teams earned berths in the state play-offs 19 out of 22 seasons with three of Coach Sivils teams advancing to the state semi-finals.  An eight time Coach of the Year Award winner, Coach Sivils has traveled as far as the Central African Republic to conduct coaching clinics.  Coach Sivils first coaching stint was as an assistant coach for his college alma mater, Greenville College, located in Greenville, Illinois.

Coach Sivils holds a BA with a major in physical education and a minor in social studies from Greenville College and a MS in Kinesiology with a specialization in Sport Psychology from Louisiana State University.  He also holds a Sport Management certification from the United States Sports Academy and is currently working towards a second Master’s degree in Military History.

In addition to being a basketball coach, Coach Sivils is a classroom instructor and has taught U.S. Government, U.S. History, the History of WW II, and Physical Education.   He has served as an Athletic Director and Assistant Athletic Director over the years of his career and has also been involved in numerous professional athletic organizations.

Sivils is married to the former Lisa Green of Jackson, Michigan, and the happy couple are the proud parents of three children, Danny, Katie, and Emily.  Rounding out the Sivils family are three dogs, Angel, Berkeley, and Al.  A native of Louisiana, Coach Sivils currently resides in the Great State of Texas.

Notable Facts About Coach Sivils:

• Has averaged 20 wins a season over his 22 year career as a varsity coach.
• Founded the boys varsity basketball program at Runnels High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
• Is noted for his  organize and build basketball programs.
• His teams have won a total of 27 varsity tournament championships.
• Worked for coaching legend Don Meyer at his Bison Basketball Camp at Lipscomb University for 16 summers.
• Has worked as an athletic administrator for 14 years.
• He has coached 2 High School All Americans.
• He has coached 18 All State Players.
• He has coached 8 District MVPs.
• He has coached over 100 All District Players.
• Coached two All Star Games.
• Served on the Louisiana High School Coaches Association All Star Game Selection Committee.
• Coordinated the LHSBCA Boys Class C TOP TEN POLL for four years.
• Is the author of 14 coaching related books.
• Is the recipient of 8 Coach of the Year Awards.

He is author of these books, among others:

Game Strategies and Tactics For Basketball: Bench Coaching for Success

Better Basketball Practices: A guide to planning and conducting efficient basketball practices and planning to build a winning basketball program

Fine Tuning Your Fast Break: 75 Concepts to Improve Any Team's Fast Break Offense



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• Book Edition Number of Pages: 136 ~  279 x 215 x 7.62 mm
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• Book Edition Shipping Weight: 417 grams
• Language: English


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     Pro Basketball Prospectus 2012-13 by Bradford Doolittle and Kevin Pelton

Pro Basketball Prospectus 2012-13
by Bradford Doolittle and Kevin Pelton


The Pro Basketball Prospectus series returns for a fourth season to preview the 2012-13 NBA campaign.

Basketball Prospectus has been at the cutting edge of the league's statistical revolution, exploring how teams win and why as well as integrating plenty of old-fashioned tape  and first-hand observation to analyze players and teams.
Now in its third year, Pro Basketball Prospectus has been called "insistently readable" and "consistently eye-opening" by FreeDarko.

"... For our Pro Basketball Prospectus team, this year's timetable is a little more manageable than last winter's post-lockout sprint to incorporate a summer's worth of roster changes and complete the book. Expect the usual features that make the Pro Basketball Prospectus series a must for readers ! ..."
Bradford Doolittle and Kevin Pelton



Pro Basketball Prospectus 2012-13 features


• Essays on all 30 teams

• Five-year team trend tables

• Info-packed tables on every player who saw NBA action
   in 2011-12 or who can be expected to be seen in the
   season, including their advanced stats the last three
   seasons, their skill and their contract status

• Commentary on every player

• Team and player contract information and salary-cap analysis

• The results of Kevin Pelton's exclusive SCHOENE Projection,
   forecasting this season for both players and teams.

• Fantasy rankings and analysis based on SCHOENE

• Insight from blog authors on their teams

• A foreword by Indiana Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard

• Feature essays, including research and analysis
   by Prospectus contributors Dan Feldman and Neil Paine.

• Analysis of each team, starting with explaining
   their 2011-12 performance, grading their offseason
   and looking ahead to 2012-13 and beyond.

• Capsules and statistics for more than 550 players,
   including everyone who appeared in an NBA game last season,
   2012 draft picks and other newcomers expected
   to make a team this season.

• Tables charting team performance over the past five seasons.

• Essays on NBA trends from the Basketball Prospectus
   team of analysts.

• Contributions from top NBA bloggers on the teams they cover.



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Excerpt from "Pro Basketball Prospectus 2012-13" by Bradford Doolittle and Kevin Pelton

"...While Olshey has rejected the term rebuilding, it's hard to avoid that conclusion from looking at the completed roster. Though Claver and Freeland are older than the typical NBA newcomer and have played against some of the league's top players in the Olympics, they are still rookies. Add in Leonard, Lillard and talented second-round pick Will Barton and the Blazers will have five first-year players on the roster. Portland has no likely rotation players in their 30s and only Price is older than 27. The Blazers' projected weighted age, 25.1, is fifth youngest in the league.

To oversee this young group, Olshey hired veteran Dallas Mavericks assistant Terry Stotts, formerly a head coach in both Atlanta and Milwaukee. When he was introduced in Portland, Stotts indicated his fondness for the style of play employed by the Blazers' 1977 championship team. Replicating that kind of ball movement will depend heavily on Lillard's development. Because he was a shoot-first guard playing with relatively weak teammates at Weber State, SCHOENE sees Lillard posting a poor assist rate for a point guard. As a result, Portland has the league's lowest projected rate of assists per field goal.

Surely, Lillard will exceed that projection. He demonstrated his ability to both pass and score at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, where he shared MVP honors with Memphis guard Josh Selby. How much better Lillard is as a playmaker will go a long way toward determining where in the pack of West lottery teams the Blazers finish. More importantly, Portland needs Lillard and Leonard to succeed to add talent to the core of Aldridge and Batum. Barring lottery luck, the Blazers are unlikely to add an impact piece in the next few seasons, so improvement will come primarily from within the roster.

Part of the reluctance to embrace a rebuilding project can be tied to Aldridge's situation. While the forward just completed the second season of a five-year contract extension and told reporters in April that he's comfortable as the centerpiece of a young team, Portland fans are already speculating that he might become the latest superstar to plan his exit from a small market. The Blazers will have to show signs of progress over the next few seasons to convince Aldridge to stick around for the long term. Portland has to hope changing course took them off last year's disastrous path.  ..."

by Bradford Doolittle and Kevin Pelton


Synopsis

The 2012-13 Pro Basketball Prospectus is out, and we can think of no more comprehensive preview of the NBA season than this. The folks who publish that book are among the hardest-working scribes on the Internet, and the level of detail for each of the player previews is pretty incredible.

As part of their book, they use a projection model called SCHOENE that predicts player and team performance based on a series of similarity scores to past players and teams of that ilk.

Here's a relevant sample from the team write-up from Bradford Doolittle, who did not like the Wizards' offseason and was particularly critical of Ernie Grunfeld:

"... Now as we enter Grunfeld's 10th season at the helm of the Wizards, this summer's machinations strike me as an overreaction to another disappointing season. The concern is that Grunfeld has again fallen into the trap of latching onto middling Proven Veterans in order to escape the lower rung of his conference, and could be doing so at the peril of the franchise's path to a title. After all, the high-water mark in Grunfeld's nine seasons has been 45 wins and a lone playoff series victory in 2004-05. ..."

Here is another a brief excerpt on which player on the team should take the last shot. Here is the answer:

"... The answer to this question is John Wall, but that's only because it has to be John Wall. If you go by the numbers, Wall is actually one of the worst clutch players in basketball. Last season, he shot just 22 percent from the field in clutch situations, according to Basketball-Reference.com. Blame his lack of a jump shot, his poor teammates, his inexperience running pick-and roll and his struggles changing speeds. Basically, blame everything that has slowed his rise as a player in general. But the Wizards have centered their rebuilding effort around Wall, so they really don't have a choice but to put the ball in his hands and hope he learns from experience. The good news? At least he knows exactly what has been holding him back. ..."



     
     
     Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus
     announcing the availability of Pro Basketball Prospectus 2012-13



Praises for:
Pro Basketball Prospectus 2012-13
by Bradford Doolittle and Kevin Pelton


"... Anyone who reads what Brad and Kevin have put together cannot help but come out a smarter fan on the other end. Basically, if you consider yourself a basketball fan and you  are not reading this book, then you ought to turn in your serious fan credentials. ..."
Daryl Morey, general manager, Houston Rockets

"... THE book for any NBA fan - entertaining, massive, featuring innovative ratings and projections. There's new research that breaks ground, often slipped into insightful team or player profiles, and bold predictions (some of which, fortunately, are fallible). ..."
Roland Beech, director of quantitative analysis, Dallas Mavericks

"... This is partly a reference book, but every NBA fan should sit down with this book before the season and read it cover to cover, like a novel. It's a story of my team, your team, everybody's team, and, no matter how much basketball you watch, will make you look at the game in a way you never have before. ..."
Will Leitch, contributing editor, New York Magazine; founder, Deadspin;
author of God Save the Fan


"... Basketball Prospectus is using a lot of the best statistical knowledge on basketball to paint pictures of how NBA teams are evolving--who they were in 2011-12 and who they are becoming in the future. ..."
Dean Oliver, director, production analytics, ESPN;
author of Basketball on Paper: Rules and Tools for Performance Analysis


"... One of the beautiful parts of NBA basketball is that there's so much more going on than meets the eye. Well, here's all the stuff you can't see--the in-depth statistics, the breakdown of individual players, the reasons why the best teams win in the fourth quarter. Want to know who is the next star, who belongs on the bench, which teams are ready to step up and fall off? This is the place. People say baseball is a sport of statistics, but the Prospectus shows once again that it isn't the sport, it's the analysis that counts. ..."

Joe Posnanski, senior columnist, Sports on Earth;
author of The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America and
The Machine: A Hot Team, a Legendary Season, and a Heart-stopping World Series: The Story of the 1975 Cincinnati Reds



About the Authors:

Kevin Pelton
is a sportswriter who writes for BasketballProspectus.com and has written for 82games.com, Hoopsworld.com and SI.com.

Pelton also covers the Seattle Storm for the team's Web site, stormbasketball.com, and formerly covered the Seattle SuperSonics. However, after the SuperSonics' departure from Seattle, he has "adopted" the Portland Trail Blazers in his coverage.[3] He has worked to acquaint mainstream basketball fans with statistical analysis.

He moderated the APBRmetrics forum for many years before abandoning it without direct explanation. He is also a consultant for the Indiana Pacers. His Schoene player rating system though is a crudely constructed similarity tool that has consistently done poorly in making predictions.


A taste of what the 2012-13 book will have for you:

• A foreword by someone very famous. Naturally.

• Evaluating NBA Drafts Before They Happen, by Kevin Pelton. Kevin's annual preview of which players will catch the eye of NBA GM's the following summer has become required    reading due to its uncanny prescience. Seriously, Kevin was talking about Meyers Leonard before Leonard was.

• The RPI Must Die, Even Though Everyone Says So. Consider this part II in the sweeping saga presented by Jim Van Valkenburg's handiwork. (Fun fact! Part I was supposed to go in    last year's book. Instead I went to Indy to do the mock selection thing before tying a bow on the piece. I'm glad I did.)

• Tempo-free previews of every Division I team. It takes a flock of diligent and perceptive analysts to cover all of D-I (Pelton! Pomeroy! People whose names don't begin with P!    Cannon!), but we care about you, the reader, so here you go. As always the analysis will be lucid, lilting, lean, keen, hype-free, and reality-based, guaranteed.

• Preseason projections for every D-I conference by Dan Hanner. Dan's team projections were featured in ESPN The Magazine last season, and we're thrilled he's sharing his 2012-13    numbers with us.

• BONUS projections candy! Dan shows you exactly how his projection model works. Truly, his is the Linux of rating systems.

• The largest About the Authors section anywhere.


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The Game of Life:
College Sports and Educational Values
by James L. Shulman
and William G. Bowen
with Lauren A. Meserve (Collaborator)
and Roger C. Schonfeld (Collaborator)


Shulman and Bowen celebrate the benefits of collegiate sports, while identifying the subtle ways in which athletic intensification can pull even prestigious institutions from  their missions.

By examining how athletes and other graduates view the game of life - and how colleges play a role
in shaping society's view of what its rules should be -  Shulman and Bowen go far beyond sports. They tell us about higher education today: the ways in which colleges set policies, reinforce or neglect their core mission, and send signals about what matters.

“... This is an excellent addition to the sports-education literature and will have a broad appeal. The set of issues Shulman and Bowen lay out are important and timely. That they base their conclusions on solid empirical work from an excellent database and provide both contemporary and longitudinal perspectives are added bonuses. ..."
Allen Sanderson, University of Chicago


Facts into a Terrain
Overrun by Emotions and Enduring Myths


“... The President of Williams College faces a firestorm for not allowing the women's lacrosse team to postpone exams to attend the playoffs. The University of Michigan loses $2.8 million on athletics despite averaging 110,000 fans at each home football game.

Schools across the country struggle with the tradeoffs involved with recruiting athletes and updating facilities for dozens of varsity sports. Does increasing intensification of college sports support or detract from higher education's core mission ?

James Shulman and William Bowen introduce facts into a terrain overrun by emotions and enduring myths. Using the same database that informed The Shape of the River, the authors analyze data on 90,000 students who attended thirty selective colleges and universities in the 1950s, 1970s, and 1990s.

Drawing also on historical research and new information on giving and spending, the authors demonstrate how athletics influence the class composition and campus ethos of selective schools, as well as the messages that these institutions send to prospective students, their parents, and society at large. ...”



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"... Shulman and Bowen show that athletic programs raise even more difficult questions of educational policy for small private colleges and highly selective universities than they do for big-time scholarship-granting schools. They discover that today's athletes, more so than their predecessors, enter college less academically well-prepared and with different goals and values than their classmates--differences that lead to different lives.

They reveal that gender equity efforts have wrought large, sometimes unanticipated changes. And they show that the alumni appetite for winning teams is not--as schools often assume--insatiable.
If a culprit emerges, it is the unquestioned spread of a changed athletic culture through the emulation of highly publicized teams by low-profile sports, of men's programs by women's, and of athletic powerhouses by small colleges.

Shulman and Bowen celebrate the benefits of collegiate sports, while identifying the subtle ways in which athletic intensification can pull even prestigious institutions from their missions. By examining how athletes and other graduates view The Game of Life -- and how colleges shape society's view of what its rules should be -- Bowen and Shulman go far beyond sports. They tell us about higher education today: the ways in which colleges set policies, reinforce or neglect their core mission, and send signals about what matters. ..."




Synopsis

Shulman and Bowen (respectively, coauthor of and collaborator on The Shape of the River: Long-Term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University Admissions) examine the relationship between college athletics and later achievement among male and female student athletes at 30 colleges and universities in this well-researched, impressively broad and thorough study.

The schools are all academically selective, but compete athletically at widely varying levels, ranging from division 1A powerhouses to small conferences of liberal arts and women's colleges. Using the same database they created for their previous book, Shulman and Bowen look at college athletes who enrolled in 1951 ("thought of by some as `the good old days' "), 1976 (after enrollment compositions changed because of the civil rights movement and increases in coeducation) and 1989 (the most recent year for which they could collect data tracing the students' college years through their early careers), identifying trends, noting changes and examining differences in the college and post-college experiences of male and female athletes.

The authors identify a set of character traits common to most athletes no matter what sport they play, and present a great deal of data countering conventional myths about college sports. Additionally, Shulman and Bowen offer suggestions about how college athletics could be better run.

The book presents a lot of interesting data that contradicts the conventional myths about college sports. (Athletes graduate at a higher rate than students at large; even at the big-time programs, college sports are likely to lose money for their schools.)

Anyone connected to college athletics--from coaches and admissions officials to trustees--will find much of interest here. (Feb.)Forecast: Despite its textbook-like style and overwhelming detail, this volume is bound to reach large audiences, as it's been the subject of articles in the New Yorker and the New York Times, and featured on NPR.


Praises for:
'The Game of Life: College Sports and Educational Values'

“... The Game of Life...may be one of the most important books on higher education published in the last twenty years. ..."
The New Yorker

“... It may be one of the most important books on higher education published in the last twenty years. It is certainly one of the most interesting. ..."
Louis Menand, The New Yorker

“... A provocative and important new book . . . ..."
Robert Lipsyte, New York Times

“... The conclusions are truly depressing and significant. . . . The Game of Life is the most important sports book written in years. ..."
Frank Deford, Sports Illustrated

“... A landmark study that should be welcomed by college presidents. . . These findings breathe new and potentially subversive life into old doubts about the role of highly competitive collegiate athletics. . . ..."
John Hoberman, The Wall Street Journal

“... Makes a compelling case that athletics has utterly warped not only big colleges, but most of education, and in ways that go far beyond the usual allegations of diverting resources and spreading cynicism. ..."
Marc Fisher, The Washington Post

“... [The Game of Life] does not assign a catalog of sins to sports-minded colleges and universities as does Professor Sperber's book. But it argues compellingly that the influence of intercollegiate sports has greatly intensified in recent years. ..."
William H. Honan, The New York Times

“... The Shulman-Bowen data show that recruited athletes not only enter selective colleges with weaker academic records than their classmates as a whole, but that, once in college, they consistently underperform academically. . . .Moreover, they say, the academic standing of athletes relative to their classmates has deteriorated markedly in recent years. ..."
Edward B. Fiske, New York Times

“... A fascinating and important new book about the divergence of college sports and educational values. ..."
Jane Eisner, Philadelphia Enquirer

“... The Game of Life will have a profound effect on the national debate about professionalized college sports . . . ..."
William C. Dowling, Newark Star Ledger

“... Perhaps the most surprising findings in The Game of Life are that elite colleges put more emphasis on athletics than most of us would have suspected. ..."
Andrew Hacker, New York Review of Books

“... Shulman and Bowen have done the world a great service by asking some difficult questions about some obvious issues and tenaciously digging out more reliable answers than anyone hitherto has come up with. ..."
Alan Ryan, Times Higher Education Supplement

“... Shulman and Bowen, both first-rate scholars, thoughtfully and methodically mine a rich database, providing an inside view of current practices and outcomes, and of how the system has evolved over half a century. . . . This volume . . . will attract a large audience; it should cause college trustees, administrators, faculty, alumni, state legislators, families, and sports fans everywhere to rethink their own values and decisions. ..."
Choice

“... What Shulman and Bowen add to the discussion is evidence that, with the quasi professionalization of college sports in recent years, student athletes belong more and more to an academic subculture in which superior intellectual performance is rare and not particularly valued. The old image of the athlete emerging from college intellectually as well as physically tested seems less and less a reality than a pleasant myth. ..."
Andrew Delbanco, The New York Times Book Review

“... College athletics have changed dramatically over the past fifty years. The authors present insightful research that is far more credible than the usual anecdotal commentaries on such topics. They document the increasing specialization by athletes, the effects of the relatively rapid evolution of women's participation, and the way that college sports are deeply intertwined with the ways that secondary and primary schools approach athletics.

The Game of Life captures how these dynamics have had a profound effect on the current relevance of athletics to the academy and places these issues of significance squarely on the fifty yard line for college presidents and trustees. The question is will they be willing (or able) to accept the challenge? ..."
Richard W. Kazmaier, Jr., 1951 Heisman Trophy Winner, Member of the Knight Commission in Intercollegiate Athletics



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“... This is an excellent addition to the sports-education literature and will have a broad appeal. The set of issues Shulman and Bowen lay out are important and timely. That they base their conclusions on solid empirical work from an excellent database and provide both contemporary and longitudinal perspectives are added bonuses. ..."
Allen Sanderson, University of Chicago

“... This path-breaking study of intercollegiate athletics is rich in detail, long on perspective and enlightening in insights and conclusions. Shulman and Bowen have tested-and refuted-many of the popular assumptions concerning intercollegiate athletics with a pervasive body of empirical data spanning over twenty years. They document the increasing tensions, if not conflict, between athletics and the academic mission of institutions of higher education.

Moreover, the study reveals that many of the same issues that bedeviled 'big time' intercollegiate athletics are now manifested in women's athletics and the programs of Ivy League and smaller, liberal arts institutions. No starry-eyed idealists, the authors recognize the complexity and sensitivity of the issues involved but offer a set of propositions to begin the task of restoring balance between academic values and the appetites of intercollegiate athletics. This book should command the attention of university presidents and trustees and all those fans and alumni who hope to cheer their teams to victory...."
Arnold R. Weber, President Emeritus, Northwestern University



About the Authors:

James L. Shulman collaborated on The Shape of the River (Princeton), is Financial and Administrative Officer at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and directs the Foundation's College and Beyond research.

William G. Bowen is President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and was formerly President of Princeton University, where he was also Professor of Economics. He is coauthor of The Shape of the River.

Here they argue persuasively that intercollegiate athletic programs have become thoroughly institutionalized and that to combat this trend the links between athletics and the educational missions of American universities must be strengthened.

Pointing to a dramatic shift in the way college sports are affecting the admission, education, and future lives of all students, the authors note that recruited athletes have a much greater admissions advantage than minority students and alumni children.

The result is the formation of a separate athlete subculture in which the athletes socialize and share the same career goals while simultaneously developing the propensity for academic underperformance.

Shulman and Bowen urge colleges and universities to find a way to integrate the positive aspects of athletics into their educational missions and to strengthen their role in shaping "the game of life" on college campuses. Recommended for academic libraries.


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Table of Contents

• Prelude: Four Snapshots
• Ch. 1. The Institutionalization and Regulation of College Sports
    in Historical Perspective
• Ch. 2. The Admissions Game: Recruiting Male Athletes and the Implications
    of Selection
• Ch. 3. The College Game: Academic Outcomes for Men
• Ch. 4. Men's Lives after College: Advanced Study, Jobs, Earnings
• Ch. 5. The Development of Women's Athletic Programs
• Ch. 6. New Players: The Recruitment and Admission of Women Athletes
• Ch. 7. Women Athletes in College
• Ch. 8. Women's Lives after College: Advanced Study, Family, Jobs, Earnings
• Ch. 9. Leadership
• Ch. 10. Giving Back
• Ch. 11. The Financial Equation: Expenditures and Revenues
• Ch. 12. Key Empirical Findings
• Ch. 13. Taking Stock
• Ch. 14. Thinking Ahead: Impediments to Change and Proposed Directions.



• Author:  James L. Shulman and William G. Bowen
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Dr. Jack on Winning Basketball
by Dr. Jack Ramsay and  Neal Vahle


Dr. Jack Ramsay is well known to basketball fans around the country as a long time ESPN TV & Radio commentator, NBA coach (seventh all-time in wins) and as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Dr. Jack on Winning Basketball will take fans on a 55-year journey as Jack recounts an endles array of basketall tales, legends and lore.
Students of the game as well as coaches will revel in Jack's insights on basketball and what it takes to be a winner.
"... There is no one who knows more about what it takes to win in the NBA than Dr. Jack. His book is full of lessons and stories that will be extremely helpful to anyone with a desire to succeed in the NBA or any other endeavor. My team will be hearing excerpts from this book throughout the season. It's about winning by one of the greatest winners of all time. It is a must read for coaches, players, and anyone desiring to win more in any competitive field. ..."
Stan Van Gundy, Coach, Orlando Magic



Game Preparation


In preparation for Game 4 of the Western Conference finals between the Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs, Ramsay has notes strewn about his hotel room. Time to celebrate life again.

"There are a lot of others," he says, "a lot worse off than me."

He has seen them in the hospitals when he goes for treatment. "They tear your heart out," he says. "I walk in and I look healthy. You see some awful sights there."

His admirers see a man who has made his mark in basketball and life.

"Jack's life is a beacon which guides us all," says ESPN analyst Bill Walton, a member of the '77 title team who chose Ramsay to induct him into the Hall of Fame in '93. "He is our moral compass, our spiritual inspiration. He represents the conquest of substance over hype. He is a true saint of circumstance."

Ramsay's circumstances are just now becoming public in the game.

"One would think there's room for depression, sadness, maybe anger, pity," Popovich says of Ramsay. "But it doesn't exist with him. None of that is on the radar screen. He's thrilled with his life."

It's a life, Phoenix Suns coach Mike D'Antoni says, that Ramsay has "attacked. He's a role model for everybody. He's so positive. He's been dealt a curveball, but he's terrific."

Walton says Ramsay is a "wonderfully soulful spirit in that he is a happy man who is at peace with himself, even though he's tirelessly and ceaselessly fighting the age-old battles."

Ramsay long ago left his mark on the game.

He was an innovator who was ahead of the fitness curve in basketball and later played a major role in bringing the international game up to U.S. standards through coaching clinics in the early '90s.

He says his greatest achievement was the title he won with the Trail Blazers.

"It was an amazing team. They all wanted it to happen. They wanted discipline. They wanted a system. They embraced it," Ramsay says.

That team lost the first two games of the Finals on the road against the Julius Erving-led Philadelphia 76ers but won the next four amid Blazermania that engulfed the town.

It still does. At a reunion of the team this month, almost 1,000 fans showed up at the same park where the Blazers celebrated the title three decades ago.

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Ramsay's Game Insights


Ramsay's insights into the game were valued then as a coach and no less now as an analyst. He has remained up-to-date and is as energetic and enthusiastic about the game as ever. He remains his own worst critic and isn't even thinking of retirement.

He would rather talk about the future and the "next Bill Walton."

That's how he refers to Greg Oden, who almost certainly will be the No. 1 pick in the draft and headed to the lottery-winning Trail Blazers.

"He's a Bill Walton-type center," Ramsay says. "He's a complete player, as Bill was. He can block shots, rebound.

"I don't think Oden is as good as Bill was coming out of college. He only played one year. … Walton had four years of college under John Wooden. But he's a scorer and a passer, a great team player. How often do those guys come along?"

Portland's division rival, the Seattle SuperSonics, will pick second in the June 28 draft, where Texas' Kevin Durant will likely be selected if the Trail Blazers take Oden.

The rich — the Western Conference — got richer in the lottery, which has come under criticism.

Not by Ramsay, however.

"The odds have been fractured time and time again," he says. "But what can you do? I don't know how you can do better."

He left for San Antonio on Tuesday for tonight's Game 5 of the Western Conference finals, with the Spurs up 3-1 and on the brink of their fourth NBA Finals appearance since 1999.

"These guys, without fanfare, they're there every year," Ramsay says. "This is a model organization with one owner, Peter Holt, who is very interested in the team but lets the people manage and coach it. And (Popovich), he's the driving force in the franchise."

By Greg Boeck, USA TODAY




Hosts Elliott Harris and David Spada go inside the NBA playoffs with Basketball Hall of Famer
Dr. Jack Ramsay, who shares his insight on the Bulls, Tom Thibodeau, the Pacers, the Celtics
 & more. Plus -- why Jack didn't pick Derrick Rose as MVP on Sports & Torts.


Synopsis

One of the most respected names in basketball, former coach and current broadcaster Dr. Jack Ramsay has written an indispensible volume for anyone who wants to know how to succeed in sports and in life.

Fans, players, and coaches will benefit from Dr. Jack's valuable insights into what makes certain players and coaches stand out from the pack.

Along the way, Ramsay takes you into the games of legends such as Walton, Russell, Mikan, Bird, Magic, and Jordan, as well as current superstars such as Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Steve Nash.


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Praises for:
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"... Coach Ramsay has focused on the most important and overlooked aspects of basketball - the mental and philosophical requirements for success. He has masterfully combined them with a rich history of player and coach anecdotes. Dr. Jack on Winning Basketball is a must read.  ..."
Gregg Popovich, Coach, San Antonio Spurs

"... There is no one who knows more about what it takes to win in the NBA than Dr. Jack. His book is full of lessons and stories that will be extremely helpful to anyone with a desire to succeed in the NBA or any other endeavor. My team will be hearing excerpts from this book throughout the season. It's about winning by one of the greatest winners of all time. It is a must read for coaches, players, and anyone desiring to win more in any competitive field. ..."
Stan Van Gundy, Coach, Orlando Magic


     



"... Dr. Jack highlights stories of some of the greatest players and coaches in basketball history to demonstrate proven methods of winning. He shares some of the most historic moments and the insights of basketball legends on their championship success and passes it along to you. ..."
Glenn "Doc" Rivers, Head Coach 2008 NBA World Champion Boston Celtics


Table of Contents


Prologue: How Basketball Saved My Life by Dr. Jack Ramsay
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Introduction

Chapter 1 ~ Play Smart

Chapter 2 ~ Live in the Here and Now

Chapter 3 ~ See It, Feel It, Do It

Chapter 4 ~ Practice, Practice, Practice

Chapter 5 ~ Believe in Yourself

Chapter 6 ~ Kick Some Butt

Chapter 7 ~ Take Charge

Chapter 8 Learning from Losing

Chapter 9 ~ The Fun in Winning

Consultations with Players and Coaches

Notes

About the Author

Acknowledgments


About the Authors: Dr. Jack Ramsay

Dr. Jack on Winning Basketball by Dr. Jack Ramsay
Dr. Jack Ramsay holds a doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently known for his work at ESPN since 1966.

Before ESPN he posted 864 wins as an NBA coach, including an NBA championship with the Portland Trailblazers. He also coached the Philadelphia 76ers, Buffalo Braves and Indiana Pacers.

  Before joining the ESPN staff he served as TV game analyst for the Philadelphia ‘76ers and the Miami Heat. He is the author of Pressure Basketball (Prentice Hall, 1963).


Jack Ramsay - NBA Basketballography




Ramsay later spent nine years as a television color commentator for the Philadelphia 76ers and the Miami Heat, and continues to do NBA game commentary for ESPN TV and ESPN Radio.

At the end of the 2010-2011 NBA regular season, he inexplicably selected Manu Ginobili as the NBA MVP, when the clear frontrunner was Derrick Rose, with LeBron James a distant second.

Many speculate that this decision was based on the time Ramsay saw Manu dive for a loose ball 4 feet away from his broadcaster's table, both saving the Spurs from a turnover, as well as providing a dazzling assist to teammate Tim Duncan. Dr. Jack worked for the Miami Heat from 1992 until 2002.

The games were broadcast from South Florida's Sunshine Network (now Sun Sports), Fox Sports Florida, and sometimes local Miami station WBFS (then a UPN affiliate).

Ramsay worked alongside announcer Eric Reid, who still works Miami Heat games. During Ramsay's tenure as the Heat's commentator, he developed some memorable nicknames and phrases for the Heat players. Whenever All-Star point guard Tim Hardaway would make a 3-point shot, Ramsay would shout, "this away, that away, Hardaway!" Or if any Heat player made a nice shot, you would hear Ramsay scream "bottom of the net!"

In addition to his TV and radio work, Ramsay has also authored several books, including Dr. Jack's Leadership Lessons Learned From a Lifetime in Basketball and The Coach's Art.


Dr. Neal Vahle received his doctorate from Georgetown University. He is the author of seven books, including: Smart Baseball: How Professionals Play the Mental Game with Buddy Bell. He has served as a journal and magazine editor, and as publishing director of Heldref Publications in Washington, DC.


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Basketball Strength and Conditioning • Preparación Fisica del Baloncesto

High Intensity Strength Training Series 4-Pack By Michael Bradley
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"... Bring up the topic of the exercise methodology called High Intensity Training amongst strength coaches and athletes, and you’ll get a wide range of opinions and no shortage of passion. This style of training is controversial in some circles, and the only way to train in others. The merits of HIT have been debated for almost forty years, and to this day discussions of the subject can bring the proponents and opponents of HIT to the point of a blowup.

High Intensity Training starts with effort, truly maxim effort. You’ll find that if you train to a point of maximum effort, there’s a limit to both the amount of sets of an exercise that you can do productively and the total amount of sets you can do in a workout. And if you train very hard -- hard enough to force your body to adapt -- then you’ll find that you’ll have to take more time to recover from that training. It’ll become obvious that you can’t train every day. ..."



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High Intensity Strength Training Volume 1:
Theory and Application


•  See the framework for a proven strength
    training system
•  Learn the fundamental theories of high
    intensity strength training
•  Get the most out of your time in the weight room


with Michael Bradley,
Florida State University Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coach


Michael Bradley has coached for over twenty years at the highest level of college athletics, training athletes at institutions including Stanford University, the University of Miami, and the United States Military Academy.

In Volume I of this strength training DVD series, Coach Bradley explains the theory of high intensity strength training, a system of training that integrates knowledge from the fields of physiology, biology, and physics to create reproducible results for all athletes. He also teaches the applications of the theory in the way he trains the Florida State basketball team.





Bradley's goal is getting results from strength training. Strength is not a skill, but working hard and developing strength is. The work ethic shown in his strength program correlates with the hard work players put in on the court to improve their game. The major point of emphasis is learning to train at the right intensity level.

If players are not training intensely enough they will not produce the best results from their training. Bradley is able to maximize their effort and greatly improve their strength in shorter workouts by demanding intense effort and focus from his players.

By constantly tracking progress and focusing on the perfect repetition, athletes are able to show strength increases workout to workout. Bradley explains how to get the absolute most out of your players using high intensity strength training techniques.

If you need a foundation for your strength and conditioning program or simply just need to perfect the structure, this DVD will teach you the philosophical framework of an extremely successful Division I program.

64 minutes. NEW on October 3, 2011.



Michael Bradley: High Intensity Strength Training Volume 2: Exercise Protocols and Techniques
High Intensity Strength Training Volume 2:
Exercise Protocols and Techniques


•  Learn techniques to increase the intensity
    and effectiveness of exercise
•  Master the finer coaching points of
    advance high intensity training techniques
•  Includes special consideration for the knee
    and knee tendonitis


with Michael Bradley,
Florida State University Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coach


Strength training and conditioning are an integral part of a great basketball team. By developing strength and muscle off the court, players can maximize their performance and reduce their risk of injury on the court.

In this basketball DVD, Michael Bradley takes you into the weight room to see the methods used in his high intensity strength training program. He walks you through the techniques and terminology of the proper ways to teach these protocols while presenting enumerable coaching points on extracting effort, coaching repetitions, equipment setup, use and design. This DVD addresses three distinct topics.





Pre-Exhaust
In the first segment, Coach Bradley explains a powerful training technique called Pre-Exhaust. This protocol trains around the weak link of an exercise in order to train the targeted muscles more intensely. By pre-fatiguing certain muscles, it creates a greater training intensity on less used muscles in compound joint exercise. This is such a powerful tool that Bradley says it is used in 30-40% of their routines.

Protocols
This segment focuses on advanced protocols that can be used to create intensity and variety in your routines. Topics addressed are cadence lifting and super slow or low momentum training, to both increase intensity and reduce force levels. These high tension, controlled repetitions are a great technique to train athletes who are coming off of injuries to get them stronger without rushing them back too quickly. He also demonstrates the even more powerful negative only training and several of its variations, but he advises that only coaches who are very experienced and trained use these techniques in large measures.

Knee Tendonitis
In the third segment he focuses on the knee, one of the most important joints to a basketball player. By working to strengthen the joint as well as the quadriceps, a player has a greater range of motion and a reduced likelihood of severe knee injury. He also addresses tendonitis, a common injury in basketball players. Coach Bradley teaches several protocols to strengthen the knee and muscles in this inflamed condition while minimizing the pain of the injury.

58 minutes. NEW on October 3, 2011.


 

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Michael Bradley: High Intensity Strength Training Volume 3: Organization and Implementation
High Intensity Strength Training Volume 3:
Organization and Implementation


•  Implement your high intensity strength
    training program
•  Track recording and progression to ensure
    accountability and results
•  Organize routines and schedules to be
    as efficient as possible


with Michael Bradley,
Florida State University Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coach


In this DVD, Coach Bradley builds upon the philosophical details of high intensity strength training presented in Volume 1 and the training protocols presented in Volume 2 to present ideas and the "nuts and bolts" of how to implement a successful strength and condition program.

Supervision and motivation are the biggest factors in the success of a training program. Florida State basketball players are coached on every repetition of each exercise. In addition, Coach Bradley teaches the athletes the art of strength coaching and the science of strength training, so that they can further grasp expectations and apply it later in life.

It is the responsibility of the strength coach to create an environment that makes the players want to train. An effective coach addresses the mental component of strength training by having players in a positive state of mind as soon as they step in the weight room.





The driving factor behind all training at Florida State basketball is the tracking and recording of progression. This close monitoring ensures that the players are getting stronger each day. It also minimizes overtraining, allowing the players to adapt and grow stronger while preventing injuries and avoiding unnecessary extra fatigue.

Progression is not the only topic discussed in this video. Coach Bradley gives in depth analysis of the following topics:

•  Intensity
•  Effort
•  Technique
•  Program Organization
•  Equipment
•  The Art of Strength Coaching

For any team needing a stellar set up for their strength training program this DVD is guaranteed to give you the foundation necessary for success.

72 minutes. NEW on October 3, 2011.



Michael Bradley: High Intensity Strength Training Volume 4: Metabolic Conditioning and Manual Resistance Training
High Intensity Strength Training Volume 4:
Metabolic Conditioning
 and Manual Resistance Training


•  The power technique of manual resistance training
•  Metabolic conditioning, one of the
    most unique training methods available
•  Special considerations for the ankle and lower leg


with Michael Bradley,
Florida State University Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coach


If your team does not have a weight room or sufficient workout equipment, or if you are looking for an advanced training method to increase the intensity of your workouts, this DVD is perfect for you.

Florida State Strength and Conditioning Coach Michael Bradley demonstrates his successful manual resistance program, which greatly enhances your strength and requires very little equipment. In the second segment, you will see metabolic conditioning, a legendary part of Florida State Basketball's pre-season training. In the final segment, Coach Bradley addresses special considerations for training the important and vulnerable ankle and lower leg.





Manual Resistance Training
Manual resistance training, or partner assisted exercise, is a method of training in which the "spotter" is the one applying the resistance to the person training. This allows any team to train without equipment. Coach Bradley addresses the many subtleties and coaching points that make this a superior technique when applied properly, and a great way to add variety to your workouts. This type of training is not only great for improving strength, but it instills team values in the athletes by requiring constant coaching and communication between the lifter and the spotter.

Metabolic Conditioning
There is cardiovascular fitness and strength, but there is also a third level of training called "metabolic conditioning." In this extremely intense workout, Bradley takes a player through a strength training workout and a conditioning session combined. The routine is such that the athlete will perform ten strength training exercises interspersed with ten sprints in an 18 to 24 minute period. While viewing this brutally tough workout, keep in mind that all the fundamentals of high intensity strength training must be ingrained in your players beforehand. Metabolic conditioning will only work with a fairly rapid pace, all out sets, and controlled reps. This is the highest level of physical training, and is a great workout for any team that has time restraints; it builds strength, cardiovascular fitness, and metabolic conditioning in one session. Metabolic conditioning should only be used by athletes who are highly trained.

The Ankle and Lower Leg
In the third segment he focuses on the ankle, one of the most injured joints of basketball players. By working to strengthen the joint as well as the lower leg muscles, a player is more resilient to injury and capable of a faster recovery if hurt. Some unique and practical approaches to training this often overlooked part of the body are presented.

53 minutes. NEW on October 3, 2011.



See all the items in this series ( You can get each one by separate )!

High Intensity Strength Training Volume 1: Theory and Application

High Intensity Strength Training Volume 2: Exercise Protocols and Techniques

High Intensity Strength Training Volume 3: Organization and Implementation

High Intensity Strength Training Volume 4: Metabolic Conditioning and Manual Resistance Training


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About Coach Michael Bradley

High Intensity Strength Training Series 4-Pack By Michael Bradley
Michael Bradley is a twenty-year veteran of college coaching. He is currently the Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coach at Florida State University. Bradley has previously coached at Stanford University, the University of Miami, the United State Military Academy at West Point, the University of South Carolina and Southern Methodist University.

He is on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Resistance Trainers and has authored several chapters and articles for various books, journals and newsletters. Coach Bradley believes coaching is a unique privilege.

He has trained numerous first round draft picks and has been part of several conference championship teams. Even so, he prefers instead to highlight the rare genetic makeup, mental toughness and dedication that each athlete brings to preparation and competition, and the supportive role that training plays in each person’s life.

Bradley earned his Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from San Diego State University.


About High Intensity Training by Michael Bradley


Bring up the topic of the exercise methodology called High Intensity Training amongst strength coaches and athletes, and you’ll get a wide range of opinions and no shortage of passion. This style of training is controversial in some circles, and the only way to train in others. The merits of HIT have been debated for almost forty years, and to this day discussions of the subject can bring the proponents and opponents of HIT to the point of a blowup.

High Intensity Training starts with effort, truly maxim effort. You’ll find that if you train to a point of maximum effort, there’s a limit to both the amount of sets of an exercise that you can do productively and the total amount of sets you can do in a workout. And if you train very hard -- hard enough to force your body to adapt -- then you’ll find that you’ll have to take more time to recover from that training. It’ll become obvious that you can’t train every day.

One to three sets of an exercise is not a magical formula in HIT, it’s just the reality of what you experience when you train very hard. Two or three workouts in any seven to fourteen day period is not written in stone for HIT; it’s the amount of recovery that the majority of people need in order to progress.

And if you want to train for a lifetime, you will have to learn impeccable technique. You must learn to control the resistance in order to put the tension on the muscles and to keep ballistic weight off of the joints.

High Intensity Training is about going all out, not almost all out. And that effort cannot be generated without a deep commitment to not only training, but to actually getting results from your training. There are far too many athletes who talk about wanting results more than anything else, but once they learn what really working hard consists of, the romance quickly fades. However, if you’re serious about seeing results, here’s a routine that will jump start your lower body strength and to introduce you to proper high intensity strength training. Don’t be too concerned about the equipment as you can train on anything similar.

The training starts with the MedX Avenger Leg Press, but if you can perform it safely, you can substitute the Barbell Squat for the Leg Press. This exercise sets the tone for the workout. When you apply true maximum effort, there is nothing more physically difficult than the Leg Press or Squat. The key to this exercise is your mindset before you begin. If you bring fear and trepidation, there will always be a cap on how strong you get. But if you bring a mindset of opportunity, then the world of training results can explode in front of you. Check your fear at the door before you begin.

The Leg Curl and Leg Extension are important exercises that isolate the muscles on either side of the knee. Attack these with the same level of controlled aggressiveness that you bring to the Leg Press or Squat. These exercises will really test your technique and rep form, as the limb is hanging out in space and there is nothing to control the end of the range of motion but your muscle contraction. If you can’t stop the weight in the fully contracted position, then you are lifting too fast. Slow down the rep speed so that you pause the weight at the end of the rep without any bouncing.

The Groin Adduction exercise is also a must for athletes. Don’t think of this as a foo foo movement that only fitness enthusiasts perform. These muscles will get very strong if trained properly, and your flexibility will improve along with your strength.

We finish this routine with the Hammer V Squat. Any compound joint exercise for the hip and thighs will work though. You’ll notice on this exercise that we have attached rubber bands. These bands are very heavy when stretched and have the effect of altering the strength curve of the machine in order to make the resistance lighter in the bottom position and heavier at the top. This helps compensate for the changing leverage as the thighs are extended.

Above all, watch the intensity level of this workout. Notice how each and every set is taken to a point of maximum effort. See how each repetition is controlled and be aware of the rapid workout pace as we move from one exercise to the next. And last but not least, be aware of the close level of supervision.

As I mentioned before, some may say it’s unnecessary to work at this level of intensity. And they may be right. But what I can tell you is that we get great results, and our players get to their genetic potential well before graduation by using High Intensity Training.

Michael Bradley • October 17, 2010



 •  Actors: Michael Bradley
 •  Region: All Regions
 •  Format: Color, Director's Cut, Full Screen
 •  Language: English
 •  Number of discs: 4 ~ You Can Get Each One Separately !
 •  Studio: Championship Productions
 •  Date Edition: NEW on October 3, 2011.
 •  Run Time: 247 minutes


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