Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 2002

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Leland Chapman

Second Committee Member

Daniel C. Fennerty

Third Committee Member

Gary Shelly


In developing a successful basketball program there are certain components that must be present. Creating a philosophy based on the beliefs of the coach and the concept of expectations and goal setting are imperative to long-term success. Organization of the overall program including its philosophy, goals, and how to go about teaching the correct mechanics and ftmdamentals are essential in creating a handbook for women's high school basketball coaches. The purpose of this project was to create a handbook of activities and strategies to be used by individuals who are seeking to coach basketball at the high school level. A review of related literature was conducted. Information from other high school and college basketball programs was gathered, analyzed, and then presented in a high school basketball coaches handbook.