|| Each year thousands of first-time coaches don whistles and sneakers to face a truly daunting challenge: teach a group of kids enough about team basketball to compete—and maybe even win a few games. A newbie's dream book, Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Basketball, sheds the feel-good philosophies and comprehensive nature of many other manuals to provide inexperienced coaches with the most relevant tools for teaching, coaching, and developing young hoops prodigies at all talent levels.Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Basketball hits every vital detail, from team goals and player evaluations to in-game coaching tips. It walks coaches through simple, player-pleasing drills and spells out the key techniques that players need to develop. The proven practice plans reduce coaches' prep time and ensure fun and lively tune-up sessions every practice. And the simple offensive plays and defensive sets all but guarantee confident coaches for the season's first tip-off.