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Winning Basketball for Girls, Fourth Edition
  • Authored by: Faye Young Miller & Wayne Coffey
  • From the Series: Winning Sports For Girls
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816077592
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7759-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $39.50
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 08/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 796.323
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 192


Women's basketball is more popular now than ever, and the number of girls playing youth basketball is at an all-time high. At the same time, the competition on the court has become stiffer than ever before.

Winning Basketball for Girls, Fourth Edition covers all the elements of the game, from the basics to the most advanced moves and plays. Drills and exercises give athletes the tools they need to learn new techniques and fine-tune their existing ones. Nearly 100 full-color photographs feature real high school athletes and demonstrate proper playing techniques—from basic skills to expert moves. Also included are more than 30 full-color diagrams and an all-new chapter, Preparation for Success—Getting in Shape, that emphasizes the benefits of keeping fit to enhance performance on the court. The history and rules of the game have also been added as well as new exercises and tips for improving all aspects of play.

Chapters include:

  • A Look at the Game
  • Getting Started
  • Preparation for Success—Getting in Shape
  • Ball-Handling—Developing a Feel for the Ball
  • Footwork—The Foundation of Good Basketball
  • Your Best Shot
  • Passing—The Heart of the Game
  • Dribbling Under Control
  • Playing Tough Defense
  • All About Zones.


Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Full-color diagrams. Glossary. Resources. Index.

About the Author(s)

Faye Young Miller has coached women’s basketball at Manhattan College, Georgia Tech, and Cornell University. Miller played for Coach Kay Yow at North Carolina State University, where she and her twin sister were cocaptains of the Wolfpack, before playing three seasons in the Women’s Professional Basketball League. Miller lives with her family in Ithaca, New York.

Wayne Coffey is an award-winning sportswriter for the New York Daily News and the author of more than 30 books, including the New York Times bestseller The Boys of Winter, a chronicle of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team.

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