Counting coup is about a girl that plays basketball. The biographical history of basketball is a lively, fun and informative look into how the game has moved from a loosely organized, dimlylit past to status as perhaps the worlds most popular sport by one of the nations most prolific and knowledgable sports writers, peter bjarkman. A nonfiction account set on a crow reservation in montana, this tells the story of high school student sharon laforge, a powerful basketball player and her and the lady bulldogs quest to be state champions. Risk of injury or death was required to count coup. John feinstein this classic of the genre is the inside story of one of college basketballs storied coaches and teams recounting the 19851986 season at indiana university, describing the complex personality of coach bob knight, and examining the coaching methods which make him one of the best of all time. Short summary major charatcers counting coup is the story of the girls varsity basketball team of hardin high school in crow, montana. Age twelve to fifteen 1978, had been eagerly awaited. Basketball is one of the few sports whose exact origin is definitely known. Laforge was the daughter of a teenage mother, who eventually becomes her absentee mother and torturer.
The social dilemmas faced by presentday native americans are revealed in this journalistic look at a high school girls basketball team in crow, montana. It includes mantoman plays, zone plays, out of bounds plays, and end of game plays. Counting coup is the story of the girls varsity basketball team of hardin high school in crow, montana. Counting coup could also involve stealing an enemys weapons or horses tied up to his lodge in camp. The symbol of hockey in indian horse from litcharts the. He becomes so adept at the game, in fact, that he gets the opportunity to move to a new town and play with a talented team of significantly older boys. Man sets izzo double down screen zone play izzo double down screen 1 3 2 4 5 5 pops out receives entry pass from 1, 4 sets flare for 1 zone play izzo double down screen 5 1 4 3 2 ball is reversed from 5 to 4 to 1 on wing, three sets backscreen for 5 to take block. His coach, cal, knows lonnie has what it takes to be a pro basketball.
Overview night hoops by carl deuker michelle l 81 8,220 views. Escaping unharmed while counting coup was considered a higher honor than being wounded in the attempt. The book, which is generally referred to by its main title alone, had started appearing in excerpt form throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s in various literary publications. Basketball plays from top college basketball coaches. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your. The publication of jim carrolls diary, entitled the basketball diaries.
Obama demands bill simmons update his book of basketball, like, yesterday the president delivered his latest executive order after their conversation for gq. Over a million stunning new images at your fingertips. Its use as the only official scoring form, especially for all collegiate games, will standardize basketball scoring and assure a proper and complete record of all games played, whether home or away. A true story of basketball and honor on the little big horn by. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Nov 17, 2015 and when are you gonna update that basketball book. Keith obrien in outside shot has written a book about a basketball team and an entire town that is typical of many cities in america right now where jobs are hard to come by and oppertunities few and far between. Still this basketball team of scrappy kids from a struggling town have managed to overachieve to the point of where appearences in the season ending tournament at fabled rupp arena are expected. In 2019, simmons launched a sequel podcast series, book of basketball 2. Immediately download the basketball summary, chapterbychapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more everything you need for studying or teaching basketball. Medicine crow identifies his tribe and clan and then compares and contrasts the.
I found my copy a flawed and sometimes frustrating book, but one that gave me a look at the world that i havent found anywhere else, for what thats worth. His first book ever published was a poetry collection. Becoming a crow chief on the reservation and beyond. Sharon laforge was the reluctant focus of counting coup, a story about basketball on and around the crow reservation. Boost engagement with internal communication videos. Among the plains indians of north america, counting coup involved the winning of prestige against an enemy. John feinstein this classic of the genre is the inside story of one of college basketball s storied coaches and teams recounting the 19851986 season at indiana university, describing the complex personality of coach bob knight, and examining the coaching methods which make him one of the best of all time. Counting coup is an alex awardwinning nonfiction title, a 2000 frankfurt ebook award winner for nonfiction, and was nominated for a pulitzer in 2000 in nonfiction. The book includes a good mix of simple and advanced plays that can be used by both youth and advanced coaches. Dec 30, 2010 keeping the basic stats of a youth basketball game is not that difficult. You really only need to capture four vital stats as outlined in youth basketball. An acclaimed journalist tells the story of a girls high school basketball team in montana that. A true story of basketball and honor on the little big horn by larry colton isbn.
In native american tradition, a warrior gained glory by touching his enemy in. One of the pilots was the father of marjanes friend pardisse. Counting coup summary and analysis like sparknotes. She undergoes many obstacles such as her dad leaving her, her boyfriend abusing her, and friends ditching her. Jeromes school, saul indian horse discovers that hes a naturally gifted hockey player. In native american tradition, a warrior gained glory by touching his enemy in battle and living to tell the tale. A true story of basketball and honor on the little big horn 448. And, despite the great skills, courage, and teambuilding attitude she has, she appears destined to fall into the maze of traps set before her. This is a book summary of beyond basketball by mike krzyzewski. Published in 2009, it covers the history of the national basketball association nba. To improve your comprehension of basketball, take the following steps.
The team is comprised of both crow indian and white girls, and is led by sharon laforge, a moody, undisciplined, yet talented native american who hopes to be the first female player from hardin to earn a basketball scholarship to college. Sharon laforge, star of the hardin basketball team, is the books focus. Basketball playbook loaded with basketball plays and basketball drills complete with offenses and offensive drills, defensive drills, and more for the youth through professional basketball coach. James naismith, an instructor in the ymca training college now springfield college at springfield, mass. In other words, it wasnt my cup of tea at all, but it was an eyeopener.
Consider reading other basketball coaching books, including those available from the american sport education program asep. Sep 21, 2000 counting coup might not have ever appeared on my to read list, described on its cover as, a true story of basketball and honour on the little big horn, primarily because i have little knowledge of either competitive basketball or life on an indian reservation, but appear it did, and upon reading i am left feeling grateful that this story was written and that it found its way into my hands. A new york times bestselling novel, modern historical classic, and winner of the tcu texas book award, the spur award and the wrangler award for outstanding western novelits 1836, and the mexican province of texas is in revolt. Winner of the frankfurt ebook award for best nonfiction book. A true story of basketball and honor on the little big horn colton, larry on. Counting coup summary and analysis like sparknotes free. If you determine that your book is correct and the scoreboard is not, notify the scoreboard operator that they missed some points. Indeed, despite its doorstopworthy heft, the book of basketball is very ephemeral, so much so that in an epilogue, simmons admits that the lakers winning the n. Hoops by walter dean myers hoops is about 17 year old, lonnie jackson who lives in harlem. Colton spent over a a year with the hardin high girls basketball team, their families, the high school itself, and, key to developing this compelling story, sharon laforge. Trent joins basketball varsity nick got father abbotts complements wins numerous of games from father abbotts phrase take the chances, nick starts to become selfish on the court. In this hoop dreams for american indians, colton shows how a handful of girls try to count coup against opponents who appear on more than just the basketball court. Counting coup by larry colton grand central publishing.
In an exclusive excerpt from the paperback version of the book of basketball, bill simmons wonders what would have happened if portland had drafted kevin durant. Basketball plays basketball drills basketball playbook. This book describes how tough it is to get into college and how hard life is when you live in harlem. On a rainy night these two boys stood on the edge of i90, leaning out into the right lane to count coup by slapping the sides of eighteenwheelers rolling by. Man sets izzo double down screen zone play izzo double down screen 1 3 2 4 5 5 pops out receives entry pass from 1, 4 sets flare for 1. Mar 29, 2005 i found my copy a flawed and sometimes frustrating book, but one that gave me a look at the world that i havent found anywhere else, for what thats worth. Read the sportspecific section of this book in chapters 7, 8, and 9.
Counting coup a true story of basketball powells books. Pro shooting secrets you will discover many scenes and quotes from the motion picture industry that will correlate training and shooting which will further enhance my points. The series was based on the longmire mystery novels written by bestselling author craig johnson, and follows walt longmire robert taylor, the sheriff of the fictional absaroka county, wyoming, as he returns to work following the death. His books have won a variety of awards from the american book award, the pulitzer prize, national book award, the national book critics circle award, howells medal, and rosenthal award.
Obama demands bill simmons update his book of basketball. A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Seventeenyearold hazel grace lancaster reluctantly attends a cancer patients support group at her mothers behest. An eighteenwheeler rumbles by on the interstate and im reminded of a sad story i heard about two crow teenagers who decided to play a modernday version of counting coup. Now it means playing winning hoops and dominating ones opponent. Counting coup might not have ever appeared on my to read list, described on its cover as, a true story of basketball and honour on the little big horn, primarily because i have little knowledge of either competitive basketball or life on an indian reservation, but appear it did, and upon reading i am left feeling grateful that this story was written and that it found its way into my hands. When i was the director of the southern california basketball academy, i would take a few minutes during each session to speak to my students about different aspects of. Counting coup montana office of public instruction. In one of the meetings she catches the eye of a teenage boy, and through the course of the meeting she. A true story of basketball and honor on the little big horn.
He followed it the next year with the same door, his. An alayalsa best book for young adultsnew bonus content. I wrote a book about pro basketball, as well as basketball stories for a number. To get the facts on exactly how to eliminate your acne from the root 100% naturally and permanently and achieve lasting clear skin without spending your hardearned money on drugs and over the counters. Sites like sparknotes with a counting coup study guide or cliff notes.
Obrien follows the team through the 201011 year and chronicles their successes and their keith obrien in outside shot has written a book about a. The team is comprised of both crow indian and white girls, and is led by sharon laforge, a moody, undisciplined. The nba according to the sports guy is the second book by former espn columnist bill simmons. Counting coup, by larry colton, is available new in trade paperback from warner books, 448 pp, isbn 0446677558. Counting coup, an indian battle term that referred to warriors gaining honor, respect, and dignity, is now also a hardin high school basketball term that refers to dominating ones opponent. There was a plan to bomb baghdad but the pilots of the fighter jets were all in prison from a failed coup detat.
He is from a unstable family but is considered to be very good at playing basketball. The team is comprised of both crow indian and white girls, and is led by sharon laforge, a moody, undisciplined, yet talented native american. Hoop dreams hoop dreams hoop dreams is a story about two young men who want to become basketball players in the nba. The idea for the book came from the documentary movie, hoop dreams, which is a true story. Because of her cancer, she uses a portable oxygen tank to breathe properly. Jun 22, 2016 counting coup is an alex awardwinning nonfiction title, a 2000 frankfurt ebook award winner for nonfiction, and was nominated for a pulitzer in 2000 in nonfiction. Counting coup by larry colton posted on march 20, 2016 by luvtoread synopsis. The most important and explicit symbol in the book is the game of hockey. A plot summary of walter dean myers book hoops kibin. The official ncaa basketball scorebook is published and distributed by the ncaa to provide coaches and officials with a uniform, official scorebook. Also includes sites with a short overview, synopsis, book report, or summary of larry coltons counting coup. Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors. Litcharts from the creators of sparknotes, something better. I created this youtube channel to help serve as an interactive guide for the book of basketball by bill simmons.
Free basketball coaching ebooks with 72 great drills, 32. A true story of basketball and honor on the little big horn from the worlds largest community of readers. You can find your mistake by counting the individual points scored by each player or by referring to the scorebook kept by the opposing team. The nba according to the sports guy updated, reprint by simmons, bill, gladwell, malcolm isbn. Founder, if you have read gary smiths sports illustrated article shadow of a nation, about a famous high school boys basketball team from a montana reservation, or read a season on the brink, or watched the movie hoop dreams, you know.73 1260 1545 1123 934 739 199 173 253 977 1280 1528 464 83 930 970 1145 1524 1450 645 708 1146 619 289 801 851 584 815 804 1039 626 394 1195 387 1448 195 1186 1168 1222 27