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"In Your Face"

Basketball Crazy's  E-Newsletter - Issue 3 - January 2010

Welcome to Basketball Crazy’s monthly “In Your Face” newsletter. This newsletter is to highlight the specific information about the Basketball Crazy Website and to offer something thought provoking to those readers that are keen to develop aspects of their game as a player, coach, referee or administrator. 

Our Website Continues To Build
There has been a healthy increase in our newsletter subscription and new members continue to sign up.

For those Newsletter Subscribers new to you is, the Basketball Crazy Website  which has hundreds of web pages of general information about basketball. For the cost of a basketball book @ $27.50, you can have a six-months subscription to the website including a wealth of information about basketball with the added bonus that this website will continue to develop everyday.  This is just the start!! There will be no end to the development of this resource with additional information being put into ongoing development that will see the website establish whole new chapters of relevant information. It has taken a great deal of time and effort to establish the current pages to a point that will provide some interest and benefit to people to entice them to become members.

The current information is relevant to players, parents and coaches however the future information will expand to referees, bench officials, medical information, sports administration and facility management. Please be aware that there are still subjects that are not finished and are a work in progress. This monthly newsletter will provide you information of what the latest updated and new web pages are.

Monthly Interview

Interview With Warren Kuhn
(Well known influental Western Australian coach)

Basketball Crazy interviewed well known Western Australian coach Warren Kuhn with a view to provoke thinking towards solutions for issues currently facing Australian basketball.  Warren has coached many young athletes with a number of these athletes acheiving scholarships in USA colleges.  Warren also talks about how he keeps himself informed on what the latest developments are in basketball.

Warren Kuhn's Interview   (Click Here)

Previous Interviews (Click Here)

Feature Website Chapter Extracts for January

The following chapter extracts are from the key development areas of the Basketball Crazy Website:

Chapter 2 – Coaching Development  

"Extract"  2.7.2 Zone Defence (This is a Member's Only Section)

Basketball Crazy has establish a comprehensive outline on Zone Defence outlined in chapter 2.7.2 Zone Defence

This type of defense requires players to use Man to Man defensive principles in a confined designated area of the court.  There is a common presumption amongst developing coaches that the keyway is the zone area to defend when in fact each player is expected to take responsibility of a greater court area.  There are also extended full and half court zone defensive strategies that can be established to create additional pressure against offensive transition.

General rules and principles for players participating in a zone defense are:
There are various types of zone defensive set-ups with general rules that give the defender a strategic team value.  There are a few examples of various types below.

Various Zone Defence Options Include: Zone Defence 2-1-2 (also known as Zone Defence 2-3 formation)
Example of Illustration

Other Zone Defensive Options Include: Zone Defence 1-3-1 Zone Defence 1-2-2 Zone Defence 1-2-2 Snake
2.7.3 Half Court Zone Defence Half Court 1-3-1 Zone Trap Half Court 1-2-2 Zone Trap
2.7.4 Full Court Zone Defence Full Court 1-2-1-1 Zone Trap Full Court 1-2-2 Zone Trap
Note: Chapters 2.7.3 & 2.7.4 have additional PDF files showing movement against an offensive team.

Chapter 3 – Player Development

This chapter covers all the skills and attributes of becoming an all-round basketball player. There is excellent information and illustrations on player passing and dribbling skills, player shooting skills and player stance & movement.

Examples of the illustrations



Basketball Crazy Products and Services
The following products and services are now available for your consideration: What Is New Through December and January?
Well apart from the whole website being open for business for less than three months, the following new webpages have been added in December/January:
  • Various Drills: The following passing drills have been added to Chapter 5 Drills & Conditioning:
    • 5.11.1 Passing - Half Court (Line Drill)
    • 5.11.2 Passing - Half Court (Pig-In-Middle)
    • 5.11.3 Passing - Half Court (Star Passing)
    • 5.11.4 Passing - Half Court (Hot-Potato, Pepper Drill)
    • 5.11.100 Passing - Full Court (3-Man-Weave)
    • 5.11.101 Passing - Full Court (5-Man-Weave)
Things That May Be Of Interest To Readers

Some interesting reading for any Head Coach:  See if you can answer yes to the 20 questions asked at the following web page:
20 Questions: (Click Here)

Chapter 7 – Player Opportunities
A special feature of this chapter is 7.6 College Scholarship. You can learn more about what it takes to get into college and what you have to do to entice a college to make an offer.

A list of current Aussies playing in USA

Canadian Development - Basketball Crazy found these three episodes from On-The-Brink interesting and there is some comparison with young talented basketballers from Australia moving to USA to seek a positive basketball experience.




The American 5th Grader
- Basketball Crazy found a must watch young basketballer on Utube:

For Great Ball Skills (Click Here)

Much More To Come
Help us help you. The more people that become involved with Basketball Crazy, the more development and resources will become available. Part proceeds from the website, products and services will go towards future development of services and resources to benefit basketball including support for those clubs and associations that create the greatest interest in our website. Basketball Crazy is also interested in receiving basketball stories and items of interest from readers.

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