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A Hierarchy of Individual Skills for Youth Basketball

A Hierarchy of Individual Skills for Youth Basketball

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with Dr. John Tauer, University of St. Thomas Head Men's Basketball Coach; 2012 MIAC Champions (St. Thomas has won or shared the conference title in 13 of the past 14 seasons (through 2012); 2011 NCAA Champions

St. Thomas is the only NCAA team (out of 1,000+) to be in the top 10 in the nation for field goal percentage each of the past five years (2006-10).

For the past 16 years, Dr. Tauer has directed his own summer basketball camps, working with thousands of young players. Armed with this rich experience, Tauer has developed a time-tested series of `hierarchical' skill progressions that challenge and reward every player.

In this youth basketball DVD, Dr. Tauer focuses on building individual skills that are the hallmarks of basketball fundamentals, including: ball-handling, shooting, passing, catching, rebounding

Unique features of this video include:

A teaching progression using a hierarchy of drills for each major skill area.This hierarchy of drills increases in complexity to help coaches tailor drills based on individual and team needs.

A blend of coaching and teaching points that incorporate Tauer's expertise in sport psychology.

Live clips of youth players allow you to watch the common mistakes and areas of challenge for young players.

Throughout the DVD, Tauer shares valuable coaching tips, highlights positive ways to provide feedback and encouragement, and explains how to make drills more competitive and challenging.

Dr. Tauer's experience as a successful college player and coach, as a long-time director of youth camps for thousands of players and as a psychology professor, make this one of the most insightful DVDs ever made for youth basketball! 120 minutes. 2010. DVD.

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