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SPHE351 - Coaching Basketball Technical and Tactical Skills

Course Details

Course Code: SPHE351 Course ID: 4021 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course will help you learn how to teach the skills and strategies, and techniques and tactics of basketball. You’ll learn about approaches to coaching, including the games approach (an alternative to drills-based coaching), you’ll develop a season plan and a series of practice plans; and you’ll improve your ability to coach during games. This course is suitable for high school coaches and for serious club coaches, college coaches, and advanced coaches at the youth level.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 02/27/22 Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
10/26/21 - 04/01/22 04/04/22 - 05/29/22 Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Course Objectives:

CO1: Explain the relationship and difference between technical and tactical skills and describe the traditional games approaches to basketball practice.

CO2: Evaluate technical and tactical basketball skills in your players and make use of your evaluation results.

CO3: Evaluate, critique, and correct essential technical skills in basketball.

CO4: Evaluate, critique, and correct essential tactical skills in basketball.

CO5: Prepare effective season plans and individual practice plans.

CO6: Demonstrate proper game day preparation.

  • The VitalSource e-book is provided via the APUS Bookstore.
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  • The keycode is packaged with the hard copy book. If you select the VitalSource e-book, you will receive an email from the APUS Bookstore with the keycode.

Textbook in APA format:

McGee, K. (2007). Coaching Basketball Technical and Tactical Skills. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics

Required Readings:

See Course Outline

Additional Resources:

There may be other materials, including websites outside the classroom, assigned by the Instructor during the course.


In addition to the required course texts the following public domain websites are useful. Please abide by the APUS academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note website addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

The OWL at Purdue

APA Style Homepage

North American Society for Sport Management

Book Title:Coaching Basketball Technical and Tactical Skills - the VitalSource e-book & ASEP code is provided inside the classroom
Publication Info:VS-Human Kinetics
Author:ASEP / McGee, Kathy
Unit Cost:$58.56
Electronic ISBN:9781492590835
Electronic Unit Cost:$25.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.