Lanny VanEman

Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Emmett Burkeen, Joseph Cangemi, D.W. Mitchell

Degree Program

Department of Educational Administration, Leadership and Research

Degree Type

Education Specialist


There has been in the past, and likely will continue to be, an obvious lack of printed material dealing with the discipline of basketball. The wide spectrum of everything that is to be taught, as well as how it is to be introduced (in the writer’s opinion) has been neglected. Rather than focusing on one phase or a limited number of areas of interest, this work attempts to serve as a comprehensive basketball coaching manual for a beginning mentor. It should also serve well for one who wishes to reevaluate or revise his coaching philosophy. Careful thought has been given to the analysis of those fundamentals and techniques which are to be taught to ensure their compatibility. A brief history helps to introduce the work. Special attention has been given to the significant events which influenced change in the way the game is played. Rules changes, better athletes and wider fan appeal have contributed to altering coaching methods. An example might be that in the late 1930’s, when the jump ball was eliminated after each field goal, a brief resting period was also eliminated.


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