Bball Basics for Kids
A Basketball Handbook
About the Book
It is not difficult to learn to play basketball. That’s more, it can be really fun! Bball Basics for Kids is a step-by-step handbook featuring “Hoops,” a playful, basketball-loving friend who shows kids of all ages the most important skills of the game.
Coach Bobby Kaplan knows basketball. He applies his experience of having coached more than a thousand games to teach kids the basics of a sport that combines individual skills with the skills of teammates. For those who are just beginning to learn the game, Coach Kaplan shares practical tips on the fundamentals:
• Dribbling and passing
• Shooting and rebounding
• Playing defense
• Improving footwork on the court
Included is a history of the game, inspirational stories, warm up exercises, a glossary of basketball terms, and a sixty-minute self-improvement practice plan to help young players refine their skills.
Bball Basics for Kids not only teaches the basics of a great game played by millions around the world, but also educates young players about the enduring values of cooperation, respect, trust, sacrifice, and perseverance.
Bball Basics offers the unique opportunity for any basketball program to customize the handbook with their own personal photos.
About the Author
Bobby Kaplan has been coaching elementary, middle, and high school students for over forty years. His teams have played and won numerous championships before Knicks games at Madison Square Garden and before Nets games at the Izod Center. He also owned and directed a basketball academy summer camp in New York State and abroad. Coach K has recently published his second book, “HOOPSTERS ”, which is up for three national children’s book awards. “HOOPSTERS: Episode 1 Don’t be a Bul ly ” (hoopstersbooks.com) is the first in a planned series of books to help kids deal with contemporary situations. “HOOPSTERS ” utilizes cartoon-like characters within a sports venue to convey its message. The central theme is to promote sound values for children while providing helpful coping skills when dealing with life’s everyday challenges and conflicts. The vivid, adorable animated Hoops and his friends communicate to the reader in simple easy-to-read, script-like style text. “Don’t be a Bul ly ” informs, defines, and offers solutions to a most serious problem facing today’s society and, especially our youth. The background is sports but the issue is universal.