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Coaching 5th to 8th graders?

Develop Fundamentally-Sound Middle School Players
Who Love to Practice and Play

Coach with complete confidence...
even if you have ZERO basketball experience

Dear Coach,

Have you ever wondered if your coaching style is truly best for your players?

Being an effective youth coach isn't just a matter of showing up.

New research shows there's a youth-centric approach most coaches never learn...

Which greatly impacts their players' skill development and love for the game.

If you want to truly make a difference in your players' basketball experience, then keep reading.

Because you're going to learn from one of the world's leading experts on youth coaching about:

  • Developing deep confidence in your coaching skills and approach
  • Demonstrating and teaching the most important (age-appropriate) skills to your players
  • Helping players build a sense of joy and excitement around the game
  • Learning the proper skills, drills and coaching style to use with youth players

You'll also learn exactly what you need to make the most of your unique opportunity to impact kids through coaching...

This will help you even if you have zero basketball or coaching experience.

And also if you used to play at a high level and want to make sure your coaching doesn't go over young players' heads.

No matter where you're starting, you're in the right place.

We'll get to all that in just a moment, but first I'd like to make an introduction...

Meet Coach Bigelow

Bob Bigelow is one of the most respected youth coaching experts in the world.

He's a former hoops star and First Round NBA Draft Pick, playing for the Boston Celtics, Kansas City Kings and San Diego Clippers.

But he's really made his mark working with thousands of coaches to create a positive, rewarding youth sports experience for kids.

  • His work has been featured in Sports Illustrated, The New York Times and NBC Today Show
  • Co-authored Just Let the Kids Play
  • Conducted over 2500 talks and clinics on youth sports and basketball since 1990

There is no better expert to teach you the youth coaching principles that will make a difference in your kids' lives.

With that said, we're going to turn it over to Bob to explain his approach...

As well as how you can copy it with your team to create a positive and successful experience for your players.

Best,

Jeff and Joe Haefner

These kids were BORED TO DEATH

Hello! Coach Bigelow here.

I can vividly remember the day my entire approach to youth coaching changed.

The year was 1988 and I was doing a clinic in my hometown of Winchester, MA.

The topic was the pick-and-roll, and my audience that day was 3rd and 4th grade boys.

Who better than a former NBA player to teach young kids, right?

Not so fast!

Within a few short minutes, I knew there was a problem.

The players were chatting amongst themselves, tuning me out.

I'd lost them... and it wasn't hard to see why:

  • Kids this age (9 yrs old) hadn't mastered the basic fundamentals need to run the pick-and-roll
  • They weren't physically at a point where they could do what I was asking
  • There were much more important AND FUN things to teach them at this stage

It was a classic example of teaching what I wanted to teach, not what they needed to learn.

But this wasn't about me.
It was about THEM.

By failing to design a youth-specific session, I wasted an opportunity to create a fun experience that would draw them into the game rather than pushing them away.

And it's a mistake I see the majority of youth coaches making...

Even experienced coaches who are truly dedicated to their players.

And the results will ripple through a kid's basketball life for years to come:

  • Never learning the basic fundamentals they need at higher levels
  • Losing their excitement for the game
  • Quitting at a young age (and missing out on the experiences that come with playing)
  • Losing confidence in their game before their body and mind ever develops

While these results can feel grim, it's important to remember...

It's not the coaches' fault.

No one taught us how to coach kids!

Look, there are a lot of reasons why people go into a youth coaching role:

  • Their child's team needed a coach
  • They want to share their love of the game with their children
  • They want to contribute to the community

But rarely have these folks been trained in childhood development, coaching and teaching sports to young children.

It's NOT that they aren't good coaches.

It's that no one has shown them how to be.

Until now.

Re-thinking how we coach youth players

I realized the stakes were enormous for our youth and for the sport.

And I've been on a 30 year mission to empower youth coaches with the training and perspective they need to make a lasting impact on their kids.

Among the driving forces are:

  • Focusing on what's best for the players and their long-term development
  • Creating fun, rewarding experiences around the sport so players love to play
  • Making adjustments based on the developing body/strength coordination of the players
  • Incorporating the science of learning and childhood development
  • Emphasizing the fundamentals so players build on a strong foundation
  • Empowering the coach to make the most of their precious opportunity to impact their kids

The Youth-Centric Model is NOT
Win-At-All-Costs

It's all too common for youth coaches to bring a mentality that's more appropriate for higher levels...

With everything geared around winning and competition.

But at youth level basketball, that should not be the priority.

Instead, we need to focus on developing individual skills, learning team concepts and having fun...

If you truly want to be
the best coach you can be...

Teach kids to love the game...

The rest will fall into place because they'll be motivated to stick with it.

Players who love to play end up:

  • Practicing more
  • Playing more
  • Developing greater skills
  • Making new friends in and around the game
  • Growing their confidence
  • Having fun every step of the way

The Framework is simple

  1. Determine what needs to be taught
  2. This helps you focus your attention on the most important fundamentals and make the most of limited practice time.

  3. Demonstrate the skills
  4. Your players will learn more quickly if you can demonstrate the proper technique for the fundamentals you're teaching.

    If you can show them in real-time, that's ideal. If not, you can show them videos so they see how it's supposed to look.

  5. Perfect your coaching style
  6. Your ability to instruct and correct players in a clear, encouraging way will make a big difference in their improvement.

    Great coaches understand that there's a time for coaching and a time to let them play.

  7. Cater to the different skill levels on your team
  8. Your ultimate goal is team-wide improvement throughout the season.

    This requires some training, as you'll need to challenge your best players without leaving behind less-experienced players.

    You accomplish this through drill "progressions", which provide varying difficulty levels within the same drill.

Where do you have the most
room for improvement?

Depending on your past basketball and teaching experience, you may have bigger opportunities for improvement as a coach in certain areas.

Here's a non-exhaustive list of the key categories to consider:

  • Individual offensive skills (shooting, passing, dribbling, lay ups, footwork)
  • Individual defense (stance, footwork)
  • Team offense
  • Team defense
  • Practice planning for fun and efficiency
  • Getting kids ready for game speed play
  • Catering to different skill levels on your team
  • Communication and coaching style

Once you're confident in these categories, your players' development and enjoyment will go through the roof.

You'll mold better players who burst with excitement every time they pick up a ball.

Take the Shortcut...

Now, I mentioned the simple framework above.

And while it is simple, it's not necessarily easy to figure this all out on your own.

Remember, I've spent 30 years perfecting my approach (and I'm still learning more every year)!

Many coaches try to "go at it alone" because they don't realize there's an easier way...

Or recognize that their kids' future with the sport is at stake.

But my goal is to help coaches like you find the shortcut to success, so you can have the biggest possible impact on your kids.

So I've broken down my complete system into an easy-to-follow program you can put to use starting with your next practice...

Introducing…

Bob Bigelow's
Coaching Middle School Basketball
the RIGHT Way

Coaching Middle School Basketball the RIGHT Way is a complete roadmap you can follow to develop skilled middle school players who love to practice and play.

You're getting all the following as part of the program:

  • Step-by-step guide to the proper skills, drills and coaching style to use with middle school players
  • 3+ hours of training from youth coaching expert Bob Bigelow
  • Dozens of Middle-School-specific drills to develop your players
  • Detailed instructions on keeping middle school players motivated and engaged

You'll learn step-by-step:

  • What to teach (and in what order)
  • How to teach for quick learning and retention
  • Secrets to maximum fun and development for your entire team

This will take away all the fear and anxiety if you're a first-time coach.

Even if you have basketball experience, Coach Bigelow will open your eyes with ways to tailor your coaching to the middle school level...

And improve your all-around coaching and communication skills so kids love to practice and play on your team!

Here's What's Included:

Chapter 1: Ball-handling

  • Learn the hidden secrets to controlling the ball under pressure and limiting turnovers
  • Teach kids to master their balance and footwork to create an advantage over the defense

Chapter 2: Footwork

  • The most overlooked fundamental and a game-changer for players who get it right
  • Learn how to teach footwork, reduce traveling and help players create quality scoring opportunities

Chapter 3: Passing

  • Pick up new twists on old drills to improve passing and catching
  • Incorporate multi-task skill development to fast track kids' progress

Chapter 4: Shooting

  • Get tips, techniques and drills for improving shooting percentage AND confidence
  • Debunk common myths about shooting that can disrupt your kids' development

Chapter 5: Lay-Ups

  • What most middle school players do wrong on lay-ups (and how to fix it)
  • Help players capitalize on more easy scoring opportunities to build confidence and win more games

Chapter 6: Individual Offense

  • Key teaching points for developing versatile, fundamentally-sound offensive players
  • How to coach players on the mentality, moves and footwork they need to stand out on offense

Chapter 7: Team Offense

  • Crash course on basic offensive principles that will set your team apart at the middle school level (including which type of offense you should run)
  • Age-appropriate coaching methods so players catch on quickly

Chapter 8: Defensive Tips

  • How to get players' full "buy-in" on defense
  • What type of defense should you teach to middle schoolers?
  • Keys to becoming a great rebounding team (with drills and coaching instructions)

Chapter 9: Post Play

  • Learn the essential post moves every coach must teach
  • Includes drills and coaching cues to help players become threats down low

Plus...Practice Planning Tips

  • The REAL goal of middle school practices
  • Use Bob's "thousand touch practice" method to dramatically improve players' skills

Here's what coaches like you are saying
about Coaching Middle School Basketball the RIGHT Way:

Gary Tipton from Stow, OH says:
4/18/2017 at 8:15:14 AM

Excellent DVD for coaches working with grade or middle school kids. the drills displayed are first rate combining skill development, variety and fun. Can be used as a practice planning tool as well. Highly recommend.


Steve Phillips from Severna Park, MD says:
3/24/2011 at 6:03:21 AM

This is exactly what I was looking for. The variety of drills to build fundamentals that are presented will let me spend time on those skills without boring the kids to tears.
I especially liked the shooting and passing drills. At this level, kids have all kinds of shooting styles. Building on the one-handed shot right in front of the basket lets them get a feel for how to do it right and then extend out from there. The passing drills are challenging enough to engage all levels of players.
I have ten years experience coaching kids from 8-15 years old, and would recommend this video to every coach at this level.


Dan Covey from Oklahoma City, OK says:
3/24/2011 at 8:25:18 AM

Finally, some DVD's specifically for Middle School. This was a big help in breaking down the fundamentals for the age group I coach. It also reinforces me movement towards fundamentals over winning at all costs.


Jim Davis from NEW CUMBERLAND, WV says:
3/24/2011 at 7:43:39 AM

Although pitched as a "middle school" instructional video, this is an excellent resource for high school coaches also. I note that in the video he states he uses these drills with his high school team. I can see why as the drills work on balance, passing, pivoting etc. and can be used to improve just about any player. I have coached players from 7-18 years of age and currently coach high school girls. These drills will help improve any player I have ever coached.


jim from bremerton, WA says:
7/9/2016 at 11:38:37 PM

Seattle, Washington,
Quite frankly, this guy understands basketball and what he's teaching all the way through the program. I would recommend it to the level he says it is for, very highly. We need more teachers like him in all areas of this game. Tell him thanks , the next time you see him.
Jim


Scott says:
4/3/2011 at 7:35:43 PM

Great video set. I have a large library of basketball videos, but this is set is one of the best, offering some awesome drills and some very good fundamental concepts which are key to successful basketball teams. Great job Bob Bigelow, your a terrif instructor!!!!

The True Value of Following
a Proven Plan

After seeing everything that's included in Coaching Middle School Basketball the RIGHT Way, you may be thinking that the cost will be through the roof.

Given Coach Bigelow's world-recognized expertise and 30+ years in the field...

The lifelong skills you'll develop as a coach...

The enormous time-savings with following a proven plan...

And the peace of mind knowing you're giving your best to your kids...

It's clear this is one of the most high-impact youth coaching tools out there...

This program is easily valued at $200.

And since we recognize the enormous impact youth coaches have...

We don't want cost to be an issue for anyone.

So we've worked out a special deal with Coach Bigelow to give you access to his entire program well below its actual value.

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With this Special FREE Bonus
($19 Value)

Because it's so important to keep young players interested and having fun, we want to arm you with even more drills you can use in your practices to develop kids' skills and show them how fun and exciting the game can be.

So we're including 60 FUN Basketball Drills and Games for Youth Coaches

In addition to dozens of skills development drills, you'll also learn:

  • Tips for keeping players on their best behavior
  • How to shorten the learning curve for every player on your team
  • Simple rules for turning kids' basketball experience into a fun event where they feel successful
  • Ways to earn players' respect so they WANT to follow your lead
  • How to get max effort from players at practice and in games

This digital PDF sells in our store for $19 and it's been a favorite of youth coaches for years now!

It's the perfect complement to Youth Coaching the Right Way and we're including it FREE when you join the program today.

Here's Everything You're Getting

As a recap, you're getting:

  • Step-by-step guide to the proper skills, drills and coaching style to use with middle school players
  • 3+ hours of training from youth coaching expert Bob Bigelow
  • Dozens of Middle-School-specific drills to develop your players
  • Detailed instructions on keeping middle school players motivated and engaged
  • Crash course in middle school coaching expertise that will serve you for the rest of your life

As I said, the true value of this program is through the roof...

And given how dramatically you'd impact your players, it would be tremendous value even at that price.

But when you join today...

Get the Complete Coaching Middle School Basketball the RIGHT Way DVDs and Special Bonus for just $67

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So take the next 60 days to go through all the videos and try them out with your team.

If you don't feel like this transforms your coaching ability and player development, just email me for a full refund.

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Here's more feedback from coaches
who've used this program

Chris Princing from Hemlock, MI says:
1/31/2017 at 8:41:44 AM

As a first time coach of 4th and 5th graders, I knew nothing. Sure I played basketball, 30 years ago. Sure I watch hoops on TV and still follow college ball, but I knew nothing about how to teach young kids how to play.
So I hit Google and the name that kept popping up was Bob Bigelow. So I did a little research on him and found out that he has some beliefs regarding kids that I also shared, so I bought the first DVD, coaching Youth Basketball the Right Way.
I figured, why re invent the wheel. Well Bob invented some fun ways to keep the kids interested. My group in particular is 9-10 year old girls, half of who never played before. By practice three, we had them all shooting and making layups! Dribbling with both hands! Now granted, these kids are not ready for the WNBA yet, but you would be shocked at the improvement in each of them and now we are 5 practices in.
Don't re invent the wheel, use Bob's DVD's as your base, and then you can add other drills and plays as you progress.


Donald Johnson from Douglasville, GA says:
3/24/2011 at 9:18:33 AM

Excellent!! I have already began to use these drills, and the kids are responding. The pivot and pass drills, along with the balance drills really reinforce what I am trying to get accomplished with my girls.


Jason Murillo from antioch, IL says:
12/19/2011 at 7:46:53 PM

This video is great for what it's target audience is, middle school players. Basics fundamentals and ball touches. I am relatively new to coaching and I know almost all of these drills. This video gives me a format to better use these fundamentals. I've even let a few of my player watch the video. Youth players aren't perfect or fully developed. Bob's video helped me build a repetitive regimen for my boys and girls to learn from. Well worth the money I spent.


Jennie M from Boise, ID says:
2/1/2017 at 12:53:20 PM

New in coaching Middle School. The videos are great and have exactly what I needed. I think it covers about everything so far. Very happy with the product! Thanks for putting all together in one place!


Jose Gonzalez from SPRINGFIELD, OR says:
12/9/2011 at 2:47:47 PM

I am very pleased with the content in these DVD's. The drills and concepts in these DVD's has helped me as a coach and more importantly helped the kids understand the basic fundamentals which will build the foundation for their basketball futures. I coach 7th grade boys who have been playing for up to six or seven years and I can see immediate positive results from the drills and concepts of the DVD's. What it really builds in the boys is confidence and that to me is priceless.

Who is this program best for?

You should strongly consider this program if you're:

  • Coaching any players in 5th to 8th grade (11 to 14 years old)
  • Coaching intermediate to advanced 4th graders (9 to 10 years old)
  • Experienced as a player or coach at higher levels (but want to dial in your middle school coaching skills)
  • Have no coaching or playing experience and need an easy-to-follow plan
  • Looking to develop an age-appropriate coaching style (in practices AND games)
  • Wanting your skill development drills to match up with your kids' current level of development

Your coaching plays a HUGE role
in players' fun and success

Don't underestimate the impact you can have on the kids!

A positive experience with you could be the start of a lifelong love for the game, great memories, new friends and maybe even a college scholarship down the road.

But a less-than-stellar experience could stop all of that in its tracks.

Which is why we recommend ALL coaches follow a proven step-by-step plan.

It just doesn't make sense to risk it with trial-and-error when your kids are counting on you.

It's up to you how this next season goes...

And how the kids on your team learn and experience basketball in their formative years.

You can eliminate the guesswork now and have an incredible season if you follow this proven plan.

Click the "Add to Cart" button below to take the first step.

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To your coaching success!

Coach Bigelow

P.S. This is the fork in the road where you have 3 options...

Option 1: Do nothing

But since you read this letter all the way through, I believe you understand the consequences of "winging it".

Option 2: Go at it alone

You could try to figure this all out on your own. But remember, it took me years to do that (and I had a lot of great mentors and a professional playing career to lean back on).

Option 3: Take the proven path

Leave behind the confusion and anxiety and move forward with complete confidence. The small investment is a minimal price to pay for setting yourself and your players up for success this season and beyond.

Of course, I hope you join me. But no matter what, I wish you the greatest success and fulfillment on your coaching journey!

Best,

Bob



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5 Steve Phillips from Severna Park, MD says:
3/24/2011 at 6:03:21 AM

This is exactly what I was looking for. The variety of drills to build fundamentals that are presented will let me spend time on those skills without boring the kids to tears.

I especially liked the shooting and passing drills. At this level, kids have all kinds of shooting styles. Building on the one-handed shot right in front of the basket lets them get a feel for how to do it right and then extend out from there. The passing drills are challenging enough to engage all levels of players.

I have ten years experience coaching kids from 8-15 years old, and would recommend this video to every coach at this level.

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5 Jim Davis from NEW CUMBERLAND, WV says:
3/24/2011 at 7:43:39 AM

Although pitched as a "middle school" instrutional video, this is an excellent resource for high school coaches also. I note that in the video he states he uses these drills with his high school team. I can see why as the drills work on balance, passing, pivoting etc. and can be used to improve just about any player. I have coached players from 7-18 years of age and currently coach high school girls. These drills will help improve any player I have ever coached.

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5 Donald Johnson from Douglasville, GA says:
3/24/2011 at 9:18:33 AM

Excellent!! I have already began to use these drills, and the kids are responding. The pivot and pass drills, along with the balance drills really reinforce what I am trying to get accomplished with my girls.

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5 David Frey from LIVERMORE, ME says:
3/25/2011 at 6:50:04 AM

The videos were awesome,many of the drills can be used at all levels.The drills in the videos are many of the drills i use in my practices.I would tell all coaches it's a great investment to purchase both videos.I was very impressed.All fundamentals of basketball are covered in the videos.

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5 Scott says:
4/3/2011 at 7:35:43 PM

Great video set. I have a large library of basketball videos, but this is set is one of the best, offering some awesome drills and some very good fundamental concepts which are key to successful basketball teams. Great job Bob Bigelow, your a terrif instructor!!!!

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5 Dan Covey from Oklahoma City, OK says:
3/24/2011 at 8:25:18 AM

Finally, some DVD's specifically for Middle School. This was a big help in breaking down the fundumentals for the age group I coach. It also reinforces me movement towards fundamentals over winning at all costs.

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5 Dan B. from Southborough, MA says:
3/24/2011 at 10:11:14 AM

Great videos, the drills are really age appropriate. Definitely recommend.

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5 Bob Wieberg from Jefferson City, MO says:
3/24/2011 at 11:03:06 AM

These are great videos. They really do a good job of going through the key fundamentals that the kids need to improve as players. They are right on the money for middle school kids. I can't wait to get the kids back on the court and run them through some of these drills.

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4 Shep Guyton from Myrtle Beach, SC says:
3/24/2011 at 1:13:37 PM

Good content. Enough variety in all of the fundamental drills to give everyone something to work with.

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5 Sebastian from Bethesda, MD says:
3/24/2011 at 1:57:21 PM

I liked these videos very much. Plenty of content with strong emphasis on the fundamentals but with some creative wrinkles in a numbe of the drills. I really like the passing drills which focus on hand-eye quickness and wrist-arm strength to get kids to make much crsper passes.

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5 Marcel from Doncaster, Vic says:
3/24/2011 at 6:05:17 PM

Solid basis for good players are taught clearly and with good timing.

Many of the drills can be used or modified for ALL levels of basketball players. These drills will help my players be effective players.

- A well produced DVD product.

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5 Bobby Bishop from Fayetteville , TN says:
3/26/2011 at 1:46:27 PM

The videos were extremely informative.I really liked the reinforcing of the fundamentals of all the drills and how it transitions into game situations.It provided great insight and will add some fun to our practices.A great educational tool.

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5 Rich Williams from Ellicott City, MD says:
3/26/2011 at 2:25:10 PM

This is a great DVD set. Bob does a great job of showing what to teach this age group as well as why to teach it. I highly recommend it to all middle school coaches and parents.

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5 Bruce Aulabaugh from Maylands, None says:
4/2/2011 at 4:06:02 AM

Loved the videos. Well done Bob and well done to Breakthrough Basketball for distributing them.

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5 Jose Gonzalez from SPRINGFIELD, OR says:
12/9/2011 at 2:47:47 PM

I am very pleased with the content in these DVD's. The drills and concepts in these DVD's has helped me as a coach and more importantly helped the kids understand the basic fundamentals which will build the foundation for their basketball futures. I coach 7th grade boys who have been playing for up to six or seven years and I can see immediate positive results from the drills and concepts of the DVD's. What it really builds in the boys is confidence and that to me is priceless.

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3 Daniel Freeman from Charlotte, NC says:
12/9/2011 at 3:06:04 PM

It amazes me how coaches present all these dribbling drills and very little info on how to do them. I enjoyed most of side one. I liked most of his passing drills provided you have enough balls. To me his rebounding phase was weak. No foot movement, no hand and arm position. The offense left a lot to be desired also. Jerry krause puts out one that is much better, in my opinion.

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1 Michael Mulholland from Picnic Point, NSW says:
12/9/2011 at 6:21:45 PM

I seriously have problems with this dvd. It is the biggest waste of money I have ever spent. If I did not live in Australia I would have returned it within the first few days. I have never enjoyed a 'talk' video. I much prefer the 'do'. There was no correction of the players when they were obviously performing the fundamentals incorrectly and very little team concepts. I am a huge fan of Jamie Angeli and to be honest this dvd just doesn't rate in my estimation.

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4 Tim Snow from Sanbornton, NH says:
12/15/2011 at 10:29:31 AM

VIdeos were very good - alot of useful information. Would like to see offensive sets run against a live defense in the videos for future reference. Had our 1st middle school "B" team game last week after using video information during the weeks of practice leading up to the game, good results.

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5 Jason Murillo from antioch, IL says:
12/19/2011 at 7:46:53 PM

This video is great for what it's target audience is, middle school players. Basics fundamentals and ball touches. I am relatively new to coaching and I know almost all of these drills. This video gives me a format to better use these fundamentals. I've even let a few of my player watch the video. Youth players aren't perfect or fully developed. Bob's video helped me build a repetitive regimine for my boys and girls to learn from. Well worth the money I spent.

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5 Bob Crotty from Boerne, TX says:
1/10/2012 at 3:54:54 AM

Excellent. Kids at this age need to learn fundamentals and Bob does a terrific job in teaching the basics. The drills are great.
One of the subtleties that we coaches can learn from, is the rapport that Bob develops with the kids. That establishes a teaching / learning environment that facilitates, and accelerates the process substantially. It helps the kids learn better and faster. Good stuff!

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5 Joe P from Downers Grove, IL says:
1/11/2013 at 11:48:29 AM

Bob - Not only was it a pleasure talking with you, your videos are great. I really like the drills and they are definetly helping our team with thier individual growth and progress.

Thanks once again and looking forward to more videos in the future.

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5 Kirk Carolan from Huntington Woods, MI says:
1/11/2013 at 1:11:52 PM

The videos are very good! I've always believed developing fundamental skills will help younger players master any basketball concepts as they continue to play. Bob's videos keep things very simple for coaches to use and kids to understand. The bottom line is that the information in the videos makes sense for kids to be successful in the game of basketball. My 5th grade girls have done very well with the things we have introduced from the videos. I'd recommend them to any youth or middle school coach.

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4 TJ Smith from Clifton, VA says:
4/3/2013 at 4:46:38 AM

Simply put, great job on the video.

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3 Phil Joyal from Lyndonville, VT says:
3/15/2014 at 11:33:08 AM

The material in the dvd is solid and I would highly recommend this dvd for a novice coach or a youth coach looking to find a way to teach the basics. This is not a dvd for advanced middle school coaches/players or high school coaches. The material is very basic.

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3 Edward, NC from Goldsboro, NC says:
4/29/2014 at 1:05:14 AM

The dvd can be used by any middle or high school coach teaching fundamentals to non skilled players. I coach varsity girls and they have not been taught any of the fundamentals in this video and they are now in high school. They come directly from middle school to varsity (no JV team) without any of the skills. As ninth graders you are teaching basic footwork, dribbling, and shooting skills.

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5 Tomas from Kaunas, None says:
9/12/2014 at 2:13:53 PM

Very helpfull material. Bob talk about very fundamental things and show certain drills. Because without right fundamentals players have problems in high school or higher level basketball. I`m working with 1-4 gr.group, with 5th gr.advanced and with 16-20rs. and can tell, in last group is more difficult fix mistakes, stance or wrong dribbling, passing or shooting, and other things, then teach guys in 5gr. in right way. Thanks Bob for right way DVD series.

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4 Lee from Seattle, WA says:
2/26/2016 at 7:19:17 PM

Good drills for kids this age

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5 jim from bremerton, WA says:
7/9/2016 at 11:38:37 PM

Seattle, Washington,

Quite frankly, this guy understands basketball and what he's teaching all the way through the program. I would recommend it to the level he says it is for, very highly. We need more teachers like him in all areas of this game. Tell him thanks , the next time you see him.

Jim

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5 Alon Noy from jerusalem, None says:
8/2/2016 at 11:19:31 PM

This is exacly what i needed.
Im going to use everything in this videos.
Thank

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3 Linda Baron from Coaldale, AB says:
11/24/2016 at 11:47:32 PM

Just received. One disc sliding around loose because container is damaged. Will try DVD hope it is not damaged.

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3 Richard says:
12/11/2016 at 9:49:48 PM

I bought this in hopes of learning a lot of new drills, and feel at this price I should've. However, after purchasing this and 2 other dvds at the same time was a mistake. A lot of the same type stuff was mentioned. What I disliked the most was all the time spent on Bobs opinions on what should and shouldn't be done in youth basketball. Maybe my expectations were higher based on the amount paid for the 3 dvds. I actually found a YouTube video with more drills and no extra talking. All in all, if you know nothing about basketball, you should get one, but don't buy more than one. He knows his stuff, it's just the same stuff over and over it seems.

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5 Chris Princing from Hemlock, MI says:
1/31/2017 at 8:41:44 AM

As a first time coach of 4th and 5th graders, I knew nothing. Sure I played basketball, 30 years ago. Sure I watch hoops on TV and still follow college ball, but I knew nothing about how to teach young kids how to play.

So I hit Google and the name that kept popping up was Bob Bigelow. So I did a little research on him and found out that he has some beliefs regarding kids that I also shared, so I bought the first DVD, coaching Youth Basketball the Right Way.

I figured, why re invent the wheel. Well Bob invented some fun ways to keep the kids interested. My group in particular is 9-10 year old girls, half of who never played before. By practice three, we had them all shooting and making layups! Dribbling with both hands! Now granted, these kids are not ready for the WNBA yet, but you would be shocked at the improvement in each of them and now we are 5 practices in.

Don't re invent the wheel, use Bob's DVD's as your base, and then you can add other drills and plays as you progress.

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5 Jennie M from Boise, ID says:
2/1/2017 at 12:53:20 PM

New in coaching Middle School. The videos are great and have exactly what I needed. I think it covers about everything so far. Very happy with the product! Thanks for putting all together in one place!

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5 Mike C from Oakland, CA from San Leandro, CA says:
2/1/2017 at 1:53:20 PM

These videos are great for giving coaches a solid foundation on which to teach the fundamentals of basketball. I used Bob's Coaching Youth Basketball for 4th and 5th grades and had great success. We will see how the kids react to these middle school principles. With hard work and a little luck we'll hang another banner in the gym. Thanks Bob.

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5 Gary Tipton from Stow, OH says:
4/18/2017 at 8:15:14 AM

Excellent DVD for coaches working with grade or middle school kids. the drills displayed are first rate combining skill development, variety and fun. Can be used as a practice planning tool as well. Highly recommend.

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5 Christopher from Kingston, WA says:
7/6/2018 at 1:19:41 PM

I liked the basic fundamental approach to the game in the videos. I felt Bob presented important skills that children and teens need to build upon to develop into well-rounded basketball players.

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