By Nancy Lieberman
Arguably the best women's basketball participant to step onto the court docket and the 1st girl to be head trainer of a pro men's staff, Nancy Lieberman has finished all of it all through her profession. right here she stocks her secrets and techniques, insights, and recommendation with you. The ebook takes you contained in the huddles and into the locker room as Nancy offers recommendation on constructing a successful perspective and changing into a whole team player.--[book cover]. Read more...
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Extra info for Basketball for women
To play, you’re going to need teammates. And to work as a team, you must be loyal to one another. Being loyal means cooperating with your teammates; it can’t just be your way. Finally, cooperation leads to a more cohesive team, which breeds enthusiasm. You must also have enthusiasm for the game of basketball itself. Part of having a winning attitude means always striving for more. To me, success is a mind-set. Visualize where you want to be, and then do whatever you have to do to get there. I have a handwritten letter that a friend gave to me.
You can think the game by knowing your options on the court, by having the ability to see where players are, and by doing what you can to create situations within your team’s game plan. Thinking is knowing what’s going on (seeing what’s going on around you). This includes knowing how much time is on the clock—both the game clock and the shot clock. You may need to decide whether you should call a time-out. Was it a smart time-out to burn? Can you play with three fouls? It all comes down to what you do repeatedly.
You may want to make a certain move or pass. Now you need to have the proper fundamental skills to make it work. The worst feeling is to see a potential situation and not be able to complete it because of a weakness in your game. To become proficient at basketball, you need to learn many skills: footwork, jump stops, defensive stance. The list goes on. This may sound a little tedious, but there’s no getting around learning these skills. This may also sound as if learning the skills takes the fun out of the game.