The complete guide for all youth basketball coaches. You've arranged for gym time, called your players, and rolled out the balls. Now the moment of truth has arrived, and it's more daunting than you'd ever imagined. How do you keep the attention of a group of hyper kinetic youngsters and teach them meaningful ways to improve their basketball skills? Writer Beverly Carroll has teamed with husband John Carroll, the assistant coach of the Boston Celtics, to provide youth basketball coaches the tools they need to run a successful practice and to teach their players skills that will continue to grow. Built around Coach Carroll's philosophy that children need a strong base of correctly taught fundamentals to evolve into competent players, taking the coach through a step-by-step process of how to design a practice that is fun and produces results. And offers advice on how to best work with different age groups, plan an efficient and enjoyable practice, basketball basics, drills and games for teaching ball handling and dribbling, passing, shooting, defensive and offensive movement. and agility and speed.