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"Basketball Crazy Lingo"

Basketball Crazy's  E-Newsletter - Issue 10 - August 2010


Welcome to Basketball Crazy’s monthly “Basketball Crazy Lingo” newsletter.  This newsletter, for the first time,  gives people a look at the webpage summaries and web page headings of the whole Basketball Crazy Website.  This Newsletter provides specific information about the Basketball Crazy Website and to offer readers something thought provoking to those readers that are keen to develop aspects of their game as a player, coach, referee or administrator. 

Standard Newsletter Content:
Basketball Crazy hopes you enjoy this August "Basketball Crazy Lingo" Newsletter Edition

The Editor's Desk

We have come to the end of August and most winter basketball competitions around Australia are finishing their regular rounds and moving into finals.  The Australian Boomer's and Opals are all set for the September World Championships and it will be interesting to see if the Boomers can improve their current ranking of 11th and the Opals can defend their world championship status.  The Boomers  have commenced their campaign with a win over Jordan in the first game and narrowly losing to Argentina in the second.  The Opals are scheduled to start late September.  Keep an eye on the BA Website for further details and Fox Sports has stated they will be covering the Men's World Championships.  Also keep an eye out for the  Women's World Championships

The Australian Women's Youth 3 on 3 team has had huge success in the 2010 World Youth Games in Singapore reaching the grandfinal.  A fantastic win against USA saw them reach the grandfinal against China with China winning the final 33-29

After joining the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame, Lindsay Gaze has received a higher award by being inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame.  I have had the privilege of playing against Lindsay when he coached the Melbourne Tigers and have recently gone to one of his coaching clinics.  Lindsay has made an incredible contribution to basketball and it is great to see Lindsay still heavily involved in developing basketball all over Australia.

We have no interview this month however I have been busy talking to a number of high profile people and we will have an interview in our September Newsletter.

I hope you enjoy this months issue of Basketball Crazy Lingo

Editor (The Axeman)

Monthly Interview

Unfortunatly, There is no interview this month.  An interview will be back again in the September Newsletter

Previous Interviews (Click Here)

Feature Website - The Whole Website
The following web page is the formal introduction for visitors to the Basketball Crazy Website:

Basketball Crazy Website Introduction

This Website has been developed as a self improvement resource for players, parents, spectators, referees and coaches at all levels.

This basketball website can be your key to establishing basketball success.

Players, parents, spectators, referees and coaches look to the elite players and coaches for direction for ways to improve their knowledge, skills and techniques. This website provides an alternative means by which you can realistically achieve a significant degree of knowledge, improvement and success in basketball.  This website has been designed not only for existing players, referees and coaches, but for people new to the game who want to become competitive, albeit by playing, referring, spectating or coaching.

The amount of improvement which can be gained from this website is limited only by your own interest and application. Once you have acquired a level of competence, the website can be continuously researched and updated to consolidate and improve your skill level which you have worked hard to achieve.

Remember this: If it is going to be, then it is up to me

This website give you a resource to know more about the game. 

Please note: Every month something is added to the website related to basketball development.  There is much still to be explored and to be included on the website however, there is already years of work and research put in to providing an existing resource for those people crazy about the sport.

1. Basketball Knowledge

This chapter provides basic information about this website and basketball in general including: website membership, basketball dimensions, basketball dictionary, basketball history, other interesting basketball links

2. Coaching Development

This chapter provides some different views on coaching philosophy and ideas on how a coach can develop their skills including; the makings of a coach, game coaching skills, training sessions programming and techniques, defensive development, offensive development,  established offensive plays, established defensive plays,  and a breakdown of the Basketball Australia's Core Curriculum.  Coaches and now assess players as a Level 1, 2 or 3 skilled player.  The Basketball Crazy assessment program is part of this 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.  Players can now be assessed as a Level 1, 2 or 3 skilled player.  There are check listings for players to have a coach assess there technique and consistency.

4. Basketball Strategy

A broad look on how to take a strategic look at the game of basketball broken down into various parts of the game including; achieving effort areas,  creating player drills, defensive clues for man to man,  defensive clues for zone defence, offensive tips against man to man defence, offensive tips against zone defence, learning junior basketball, role of a player, surviving national junior championships and the best practice for a bench player.

5. Drills & Conditioning

Currently this chapter includes reference to Basketball Crazy's Ball Handling Drills which shows in great detail ball handling for improved touch and ball handling for improved dribble.  There are over 50 well illustrated ball handling drills for members to practice or use to coach with.  There are a number of team drills now available in this section to improve the basic skills of passing, shooting, dribbling, rebounding and much more.  There is also the opportunity to request a personalised team and individual training program

6. Psychology & Motivation

This chapter includes vital information to keep players and coaches focused on developing the skills and fitness and also to be aware of what is possible in the sport of basketball.  The information includes; player and coach career paths, mental preparation for success in players and coaches, outside Influences on players and coaches, information on basic nutrition,  and motivation material.   There are numerous book reviews showing some of the best motivational books available to athletes. 

7. Player Opportunities

This chapter provides information on the many opportunities that can be considered by basketball players.  There is a substantial  subchapter on North American College Scholarships including what is required to obtain one and things the consider if offered a scholarship. 

The following web link shows every page on the website: 

All the Basketball Crazy Website Page Listings

Other Website Illustrations to consider

Examples of the illustrations


Basketball Crazy Products and Services

For those new Newsletter Subscribers, the Basketball Crazy Website  which has over 600 web pages of general information about basketball. Membership Subscription; 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!!

What Is New Through August?
The following new webpages have been added in July to the Basketball Crazy Website:
Assessment:  The following drills have been added to  Chapter 5 Drills & Conditioning

  • 6.7.3 Movie Reviews
    • Coach Carter 


The World Of Basketball - Things You Might Find Interesting

Dunking @ 5000 metres  (Click Here)  Plenty of air time!!!

Freethrow Science Shaq's Freethrow Shooting (Click Here)

Donkey Basketball (Click Here)

X's and O's by Mike Mackay - Adjusting to the New FIBA Rules - Canada (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.

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

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