Whether you are a new basketball coach or a seasoned veteran in the coaching ranks, Building a Better Basketball Program will help organize your thoughts, goals, and plans for each basketball season. From developing or tweaking your coaching philosophy to planning and scouting opponents, this book details a step by step plan that will enhance your total basketball program. In Building a Better Basketball Program, Coach Biddison takes you through each stage of basketball season that includes ideas for pre-season and off-season work, including key points concerning strength and conditioning. His belief that planning and execution is the backbone behind turning a weak program into a good program and a mediocre program into a great program is evident throughout the book. In Building a Better Basketball Program, you will see not only how to plan your season, but you will learn 20 key qualities of a leader that cannot help but make you a better coach. Table of Contents Why Do We Coach Developing Your Coaching Philosophy The 20 Most Important Qualities a Coach Can Have Building Confidence Into Your Players Strength and Conditioning Using Your Assistant Coaches A Plan for the Total Basketball Program Choosing Your Roster Practice Planning: Fundamentals are for Champions Scheduling Meet the Parents Scouting The Basketball Calendar
This book presents the proceedings of an international symposium which aimed to establish at the highest level the best practice and research in three important scientific and technical themes within the domain of residentaionl builsings across the European Community: quality management and liability building economics construction management. In addition the symposium will discuss the future evolution and development of each theme.
At its heart, this book is an examination of how a new structural material - mass-produced steel - came to be first applied to the buildings of one of the world's great cities. The focus is evolution and change in London's buildings and architecture in the late Victorian and early Edwardian period; its emphasis is unashamedly constructional. A great deal has been written about the shape, style and ornament of metropolitan buildings of the period, but comparatively little on their structural anatomy and physiology. The first part examines the technological developments and economic forces that brought structural steel into being. Central to this was the invention of the Bessemer and Siemens-Martin processes which revolutionised steelmaking and enabled the mass production of a metal, which outmatched both cast and wrought iron. Steel became the pillar of a new phase of industrialisation and urbanisation throughout the world, and London, where Henry Bessemer had conducted his initial steelmaking experiments, was one of the first cities to make use of it. The second part of the book is its heart, an examination of how structural steel was exploited in different types of London building before 1910. As steel construction developed, and buildings became larger and more complex, structure was forced back onto the architectural agenda. Techniques of framing evolved to make buildings more open, better lit, more stable, or to give them stronger floors or wider roofs.