America is blessed with the best athletes in the world, yet as anyone who watched the 2004 Olympics can tell you, our basketball development system hardly creates the most successful team. Why? Because from ridiculously young ages like 10 and 11, they are overplayed and undertaught by a system that values short term success over long-term development. Coach McCormick has done his homework--and he has extremely specific, hands-on ideas from all over the world about exactly how American basketball development can work better. From learning good defensive positioning, to overhauling an offensive and corrupt system--it's all in here. --Henry Abbott of TrueHoop
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Brian McCormick's books have completely changed the way I coach Basketball. The systematic way he builds through age groups, providing detailed research to back himself up, is great. He is also not afraid to take established Basketball concepts and ask "Why do we do it this way, would it not make more sense to do it another way"?, and actually backs it up with some logical concepts of his own is inspirational. I have this book, plus most of Brian's other books, and use them at every training I do, from 4 year olds to men's teams, and have had great success so far. No other author has changed my opinions as much, I am definately part of the "Crossover Movement".
This book is awesome. A different (and better) way of looking at things than any other person trying to teach basketball. It's a bit dry at times and can be a chore to get through, but it is well worth the effort. This will make you better at teaching players how to be better basketball players. It will also make you better at coaching other coaches.
I highly recommend this book. It should be the cornerstone of any intelligent person's basketball philosophy.
The book is well layed out and will improve the knowledge of any basketball coach at any level.
I coach club and rec 11U boys.
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