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The Complete Book of Offensive Basketball Drills: Game-Changing Drills from Around the World [Paperback]

Giorgio Gandolfi
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1 Oct 2009

COACH YOUR TEAM TO PLAY BETTER, FASTER, AND WIN, WITH INNOVATIVE DRILLS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

“Simply fantastic! The Complete Book of Offensive Basketball Drills is a treasure trove of information from around the world. I can honestly say that I have not seen nor read a more complete drill book on one topic that is better than this. Giorgio Gandolfi has outdone himself.”
- Kevin Sutton, Head Coach, Montverde Academy, and Assistant Coach for the Gold Medal USA Jr. National Team

All coaches look for an edge that will help put their team over the top against their rivals. The Complete Book of Offensive Basketball Drills helps you take your team to the next level with the most effective offensive drills from the world's best coaches. Run practice sessions that can produce dominant players using these elite instructional workouts taken from around the globe. You'll bring a fresh perspective on the game to your players, all while teaching solid fundamentals, improving offensive performance, and driving up the score with teams at any level.

Covering everything from basic footwork to fast breaks, with advanced variations for more experienced players and teams, author Giorgio Gandolfi has collected more than 150 drills from the best-of-the-best to equip you with the necessary skills to:

  • Decide which drills are appropriate-and adapt them to meet each team's needs
  • Teach fast breaks, screens, post play, and rebounding
  • Prepare teams to shoot, pass, play the boards, and run
  • Train players to shoot and score under pressure

"Gandolfi offers a truly global sampling of the finest thinking on how to attack the basket or get a shot off against a tough defender. . . . If it’s effective in helping a player improve his pull-up jump shot or make a power move to the basket, it’s here. Gandolfi has done the game a huge service—and made Planet Basketball a more intimate place—with this timely and invaluable book."
—Alexander Wolff, Sports Illustrated senior writer and author of Big Game, Small World: A Basketball Adventure, from the Introduction

"Simply fantastic! This is a treasure trove of information from around the world. I can honestly say that I have not seen nor read a more complete drill book on one topic that is better than this book. Giorgio Gandolfi has out done himself with this book. . . . Great job!"
—Kevin Sutton, Head Coach at Montverde Academy and Assistant Coach for the Gold Medal USA Jr. National Team

"This book is one of the best. . . filled with valuable basketball information that has been tested and proven to help coaches and players alike. Giorgio Gandolfi has dedicated his life to helping improve the game and this is just another part of his continuing journey to provide the best basketball information out there!"
—Kevin Eastman, Assistant Coach, Boston Celtics, 2008 NBA World Champions


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Product details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary; 1 edition (1 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071635866
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071635868
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 18.5 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 193,229 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Giorgio Gandolfi, who has spent 30 years in the international coaching world, amassed a unique collection of drills from his own experience as a coach, an organizer of camps and clinics around the globe, working with the Converse Shoe Company, and as a participant in clinics from Europe, to United States, to South America, and Asia, with the top US high school, college, NBA and international coaches. Since 2003, he has been the Editor-in-Chief of Fiba Assist, the Official Technical Magazine of FIBA, the International Basketball Federation. Gandolfi is also the author of three technical books in the US: NBA Coaches Handbook, Prentice Hall, 1986; Hoops-The NBA Players Association Guide for Playing Basketball, McGraw-Hill, 1987; and NBA Coaches Playbook, Human Kinetics, 2008.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear and professionnal 24 Dec 2009
By Arryn
Format:Paperback
When I looked up for this book, I was in search of some great experience and a clear overview of different aspects of basketball offense, including some simple drills to work with.
This book offered me a great inspiration for drills that match my aims in teaching children and adults some better basketball, as well for a small or greater group of players. The content is really great, and a testimony of great teachers in this sport.
Finally, the book contains a helpfull layout and real inviting drawings of the drills. Until then, no other book offered me that lot of satisfaction
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5.0 out of 5 stars A coach's dream 3 Jun 2011
Format:Paperback
This should be on the top shelf of every coach' library or inside his coaching bag permanently !!
The author has collated drills from a many of the prominent coaches in world basketball.
The range of drills is fantastic with many of them applicable to beginners and advanced players from both sexes.
What I particularly like is how many of them are relevant to game situations which is the most difficult part of session coaching. Young players can be capable of displaying the fundamentals without any opposition but making the transition to game pressure is not easy. This book gives the coach many examples of intermediate drills between these two ends of the continuum.
The drills are explained clearly with excellent diagrams using the up-to-date FIBA court markings.
A must-have for all serious coaches.
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5.0 out of 5 stars tremendous book! 17 Oct 2009
By Gerald S. Couzens - Published on Amazon.com
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My personal library contains four rows of technical basketball books collected over the years, but this recent one by Giorgio Gandolfi has a special place. I have already utilized several of the drills described in his book with my team and I was surprised at how effective they were, especially for my big men. I am excited by the prospect of a new drill a day for my team. The book has a good balance of position-drills, which makes it "one-stop" shopping in setting up my daily practice schedule. It's a good buy for any coach serious about taking their team to the next level.
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