Coaching from the base up

Transformative basketball drills and practice plans from expert coaches

Are you a beginner coach looking for drills for your next practice? Or a time strapped volunteer parent coach? Coaching from the base up consults experts such as Dell Curry, Brian McCormick, Bob Bigelow and many more to share paradigm shifting ideas, drills and practice plans in this book.

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What's You'll Learn

I'm a coach and I know how little time coaches have. That's why I've tried to put together the most practical resources so you can apply them to your practices immediately.

100+ drills
Over 100 innovative drills for shooting, dribbling, passing and conditioning you can use for your next practice.
Expert interviews
What's drills if you don't understand the purpose behind them? Expert coach interviews explaining how they run practice and their philosophies.
Practice plans
Preparing for practice is the no.1 step to success. Save time with ready made practice plans you can reference from for all ages.

About Coaching from the base up

In the pages of Coaching from the base up, we partnered with some of the world’s greatest coaches.  The book covers modern basketball practice ideas and science backed concepts.  Here are a few of the experts we interviewed, and an excerpt from their chapters.

Games based practices

Brian McCormick

Brian McCormick shares why random games based practices are better than traditional blocked practices. Learn why 3 man weave and spot shooting are "fake" fundamentals and better alternatives.

Shoot like Steph Curry

Dell Curry

Former NBA player and father to Steph Curry and Seth Curry, he shares his shooting secrets to develop the world's greatest shooter.

Failing Our Kids - how to fix it

Bob Bigelow

Shooting an adult sized ball for kids is the same as an adult trying to shoot a 10 pound ball, can you imagine how heavy that is? Bob Bigelow is a youth coaching expert that will share drills for that specific age group.

Attack and counter

Don Kelbick

Don Kelbick is an NBA skills coach, having coached Raja Bell and Carlos Arroyo. He doesn't believe in reading the defense instead he's developed the attack and counter system to destroy your defender.

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What People Are Saying

Coaching from the base up has received rave reviews, check them out:

Ikenna Nwankwo

Former NBA player, founder of Top flight academy Coach Base has also been a highly effective tool in helping us plan our daily team practices and skill development sessions. I was very pleased to see that they were creating a book with all of their drills, philosophies, and coaching tools. After reading this book I would highly recommend it to coaches at all levels of the game, from elementary school, all the way to the professional ranks. The book is a wonderful resource to have to help your players and teams maximize their potential.

Dade Cosby

Head Boys Basketball, Cross Plains highschool Texas The CoachBase book is a great tool for all coaches looking to improve their knowledge of the game. Every coach needs this book in their library collection.

Roshan Julian

Head of PE, Elsa High School This is a great eBook! Coming from a Coach and PE teacher I would say that it gives a real insight to young people not only young enthusiastic basketball players. This gives an understanding to what the top level basketball players and coaches think to grassroot development. I will definitely be purchasing this book!

Leung Kwok Shing

Hong Kong Men's National Team Coach Great book that gave me some fresh ideas for our men's national team practices. Highly recommend this book!

Ryan"Coach Rye" Salvanera

The Coaching From The Base Up is a great book for coaches of all levels. I will definitely be using those new drills I that Keith introduced. My favourite part of the book is the section on Basketball Decision Training and Zero Seconds. It's about time we let go of those old school practice sessions.

About The Author

Keith is the Founder of Coachbase, the no.1 sports mobile app company for coaches.  Coaching from the base up is a book he wished existed when he started coaching.

Keith Rumjahn

An expert in basketball coaching, he's appeared on New York Times, Forbes, Wall Street Journal and Sport techie. He's also a TEDx speaker and has speaking engagements across the world.

As a former basketball coach for the Toronto Montessori School, he discovered the many difficulties coaches faces. Today, Coachbase's apps serve over 1 million coaches globally.

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