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"In Your Face"

Basketball Crazy's  E-Newsletter - Issue 4 - February 2010

Welcome to Basketball Crazy’s monthly “In Your Face” newsletter. It is very exciting to see the newsletter subscription list growing by over 100 in the last month.  This Newsletter provides 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. 

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!!

Standard Newsletter Content:
Basketball Crazy hopes you enjoy this February "In Your Face" Newsletter Edition

Monthly Interview

Interview With Mick Downer
(Well known assistant coach at the Carins Taipans)

Basketball Crazy interviewed well known assistant coach Mick Downer with a view to provoke thinking towards solutions for issues currently facing Australian basketball.  Mick has coached many young athletes with a number of these athletes acheiving WNBL, NBL and scholarships in USA colleges.  Mick also talks about his version of the role of an assistant coach in the National Basketball League.

Mick Downer's Interview   (Click Here)

Previous Interviews (Click Here)

Feature Website Chapter Extracts for February

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

Chapter 5 Drills & Conditioning

Any player or coach must introduce regular ball handling drills into their program to maximise skills and confidence while handling the ball.  Basketball Crazy Members can now access over 50 drills outline in the following two sub-chapters:
5.3 Ball Handling - Touch (101-119)
5.4 Ball Handling - Dribble (single ball 151-169) & (multiple balls 201-219)

Note: These professionally illustrated drills are easily read and understood enabling quick comprehension of the correct action and technique. 

For Example, Click on the following pictures:



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 February?
Well apart from the whole Basketball Crazy website being open for business for less than four months, the following new webpages have been added in February:
  • Various Drills: The following passing drills have been added to Chapter 5 Drills & Conditioning:
    • 5.3 Ball Handling - Touch (18 Ball Handling Drills 101-119)
    • 5.4 Ball Handling - Dribble (36 Ball Handling Drills 151-169 & 201-219)
    • 5.5.5 Shooting - Half Court (3 Line Lay-up)
    • 5.11.5 Passing - Half Court (2 on 2 No Dribble)
    • 5.11.102 Passing - Full Court (3 Line 2 Ball)

The World Of Basketball - Things You Might Find Interesting

Communication With In A Team - Proof It Works: Scientific proof that good communication on a team leads to improved performance:
Dave McGinnGlobe and Mail Update: (Click Here)

Point Guard Focus - Some interesting material on the Point Guard position:

Basketballers Having Fun
- Basketball Tricks

Aussies in America:           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

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.

Please forward this newsletter onto coaches, team mates, family and friends and allow them to benefit as well.

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