The Zone by Walter Lee Prater
The Philosophy of Championship Basketball

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THE ZONE The Philosophy of Championship Basketball There are three phases of THE ZONE. Phase One teaches the fundamentals of basketball with the General Rules of the Game. Once a player knows the Basic Moves, the next chapter explains Feints, such as the Shot Fake and the Jab Step. The Advanced Moves finish out the phase to give the player a strong foundation for the game. Phase Two discusses the Laws of Basketball that govern movements for in-game situations. The Law of Rotation shows how circular footwork creates more space for the offense to attack the basket. The Law of Balanced Movement proves the natural disadvantage of a defender. The Law of the Backboard Geometry shows how to maximize the use of the backboard anywhere on the court. The Law of Recognition states that for every defense, there is an exact offensive attack to score the basketball. Phase Three examines the live-action techniques to maximize a player’s offensive and defensive efforts. The phase begins with the General Psychology of Defense which explains why an offense can manipulate the defender. The next two chapters explain the proven offensive attacks, step by step, to expose the defender’s weaknesses. Also included, are the minor adjustments to be made IF a defender is guarding the offense well. The last chapter in this phase explains the techniques used to overcome the defender disadvantage to play lockdown defense. All players achieve their greatness when they are in THE ZONE!

About Walter Lee Prater

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WALTER LEE PRATER The greatest athlete is not the fastest or the strongest, but rather the one that is a Master of skill and timing. As a basketball consultant for the Platinum Athletics Basketball Academy, Walter Lee Prater has been a player & student of the game for over 15 years. With this experience, he trains basketball players through instructional seminars based on the principles found within THE ZONE: The Philosophy of Championship Basketball to develop higher sports-specific IQ’s of basketball players. The author, who is also a math teacher, explains the strategies and techniques throughout the book using mathematical sciences, such as geometry and physics. Each procedure is broken down to teach players the skills that they need to perform at a high level and how to recognize what to do to be successful in any situation. The player development does not end there. Walter Lee Prater also includes original quotes for each chapter and the Four Pillars of Leadership to develop focused and determined individuals, not only for the court, but also in the game of life. Basketball is a phenomenon that reaches across many nations and unites various cultures under one common thread: the joy of the winning. THE ZONE is truly a must-have for those that love the game of basketball.  
Published April 9, 2009 by AuthorHouse. 100 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Self Help, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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