The Study of Basketball's Fundamentals
"Anyone can play basketball, but I DARE you to try to become the best, most complete basketball player that you can be" - Coach Barry
What is basketballology?
Basketballology, is a basketball training manual that will teach you the fundamentals of basketball, such as:
...How you handle a basketball is a very important part to almost all of the other skills of basketball. Any time you catch a pass, grab a rebound, stop dribbling, or start a pass, you must handle...
A layup is the easiest shot in basketball, but it is also the most embarrassing to miss. It is also the cloest shot at the basket, other than a dunk. When shooting a lay-up, either left-handed or right-handed, the techniques...
Basketball is not a sport where you just play offense. The best players on the best teams are good all-around offensively, as well as, defensively. There is zone defense and man to man defense. You need to be...
Dribbling is the only way one player can get the ball from one place on the court to another. While dribbling standing... Sooner or later, you need to be able to dribble equally well with...
jump and set shots
When handling the hasketball for a jump or set shot, the principals of ball handling are in effect. Never let the ball sit in the palm of either hand. A jump shot or set shot is a...
Transitioning is basically changing from one thing to another. One of the best things I can tell you about transitioning is, you have to... and once the ball is shot and in the air, you need to keep...
Passing is the only way one player can get the ball to another player on the same team, who is standing at a different place on the basketball cort. I introduce three basic...
The Basic definition for a rebound is, getting a missed shot. It does not matter if you are short or tall, what position you play, everybody on the team needs to learn how to be a good...
much, much more
Basic Violations Tour of the court The court Positions Vocabulary Coaches/Parents
The average basketball camps were overcrowded and understaffed. They had the look of expensive day care that plays basketball games all day. This is when I decided to start my own basketball school and write a training manual called, Basketballology - The Study of Basketball's Fundamentals. Basketballology, teaches the how, when, where, and why to use the skills of basketball. It will help you understand the game of basketball better.
Basketballology is the perfect basketball training manual to help youth and coaches learn and understand the basic fundamentals of the games of Basketball. Everyone who wants to be a complete basketball player has to start somewhere. The best thing to do is, start with the basics and build from there. The best thing to do is download your copy of Basketballology today!!!
Basketballology is for kids
It is said, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks", but I say, "If you teach a new puppy new tricks or teach a young dog the tricks correctly in the first place, you do not have to reteach the old dog later." This is why I like for kids to have a chance to learn how to play basketball correctly at an early age. A lot of kids are passed from one coach to another who might not know the basic fundamentals of the game of basketball. By the time these same kids go to tryout for their middle school or high school teams, they are the first ones cut from the teams they are trying out for. Basketballology, is for those basketball players who want to learn how to get better. It is for those who want to improve the skills they have, who want to one day make their middle and high school teams. You might ask, "Why are you so interested in middle school and high school teams?" This is most likely, the first opportunity for boys and girls to tryout for a basketball team. Most of the teams you play on prior to this time in your life, you play because your parents pay some kind of a fee.
Basketballology is for Coaches
Thoughtout my 40+ years of coaching and 17 years of directing a basketball league, I have conducted many coaching clinics for coaches who either did not know, or who wanted to know more about the fundamenatls of basketball. Basketballology, was used as a reference guild for those clinics. I have seen all kinds of youth basketball coaches. Ones who during their first practice, run lay-up lines, instead of making sure all of their players know how to shoot a lay-up correctly. Then, they play a game of "Knockout" to see who can shoot, instead of making sure all of their players know how to shoot correctly. Basketballology, is not only for boys and girls who want to become better basketball players, it is also for coaches who want to become better basketball coaches. It helps coaches understand the skills of basketball better. It will also help the coaches teach the basic fundamentals of the game to their players. Fundamentals are something all coaches need to add to all of their practices. This will not only help their players, but it will also help their team!!!
WHO IS coach barry?
I started coaching through a work-study job in the city of La Verne, California at an elementary school in 1976. It was there that I discovered my love for coaching and interacting with youth. From there, my coaching opportunities took me from youth to high school, to a semi pro basketball league, back to youth again. In 1994, I founded and was the Executive Director of Barry's Built on Basics Basketball School. It was started, with the fundamental principle, of teaching the fundamentals of the game of basketball. What I did at my basketball camps and clinics, was dissect the game of basketball into individual skills. I took apart the game of basketball and taught the how, when, where, and why to use the skills of: ball-handling, dribbling, passing, layups, jump and set shots, rebounding, defense, and transitioning from offense to defense and defense to offense. Then, I would put the game of basketball back together and half way through a week long camp, start playing basketball games.
The camps and clinics, along with private lessons that I held, helped to make Barry's Built on Basics Basketball School a great basketball entity in San Gabriel Valley and surrounding areas.
It was during this time, the grandparents of one of the kids that I was coaching, called me a Basketballologist, becuase of the way I taught the game of basketball. I started teaching these fundamentals at my first practice and I incorporated those same fundamentals into each practice. This is where I got the title for my manual I wrote called, "Basketballology - The Study of Basketball's Fundamentals" I gave a copy of Basketballology, to each of the participants at my basketball camps and clinics they attended. Basketballology, gave them a chance to practice on there own, what they had learned at the basketball camp or clinic they attended. One of my favorite things I did in the basketball world, was becoming a CIF basketball referee. This gave me a chance to see basketball from another side of the ball so to speak.
My last and final stop was becoming the founder and director of a youth basketball league at my church for 17 years from 2002 until 2019. The league had with three divisions for boys and girls from ages five to 14.
“Coach Barry, I really want to thank you for the Basketballology training manual you gave to my daughter. I have enjoyed watching her read it and how she practices what she reads. She has learned a lot, and I have learned a lot myself. She did not want to stop reading it. She practices all the time.
She went to her middle school tryout and not only made the team, her coach asked her where else has she played, because she stood out from most of the other players at her tryout. Thank you very much for all your help!!! I will send you her schedule."
K. S. – Mom
“Coach, I want to thank you for the clinic you and your son put on for my team. It really helped my team. Not only my players, but my parents asked who you were? I said, That's Coach Barry, he TEACHES basketball. The way you wrote your manual is the same way you conducted the clinic you put on for my team. This was the best thing that could have happen to my team. I use what I learned from the manual at all my practices, and I refer to Basketballology all the time. I am not ashamed to say, I did not know all of what you covered in the manual. Thanks again coach!!!"
"T-Wolves’ Coach T.M.
“Barry, Barry, Barry, you can’t give away all of the secrets! I wanted to keep this to myself. I know Basketballology is a tool to help all the coaches at this coaching clinic, coach better. I know in the long run all the players will get better, but come on! All of the coaches and I appreciated the clinic you put on, and most of all, the manual you gave to each of us. It seems that all the coaches are ready for this season. We also have the knowledge to pass on to our players, to make our teams better. Thanks a lot!!!"
K.W. - Coach
"Coach Barry, we really enjoyed coming to Eric's basketball practices and games. Not only is he learning a lot, but he is getting better. It is not fair the way you work with your players. We have had all of our kids and grandkids play basketball and our grandson Eric has the best coach in you. The way you teach the skills, plus your offenses and defenses are good for the players. My wife calls you a Basketballologist. I don't think that is a word, but if it were, your picture would be right by the definition. Keep it up!!!"