August 5, 2009

YBCA Level I certification test

1. Which of the following best describes coaching?






2. If the coach believes his players are lazy, he is more likely to:





3. The peak age for youth sports participation is:





4. Among the most important roles for a coach is:





5. Young players quit sports for all the following reasons, except:





6. Incorporating fun into your practice means:





7. During the Early Years of sports participation, do all of the following, except:





8. During the Early Years, a coach should:





9. Young athletes (8-9 years old) struggle to develop skills for all of the following reasons except:





10. A Peak by Friday coach:





11. Sports participation is an important part of a child's growth and education because it:





12. When creating your team procedures, have a procedure for all of the following except:





13. People comprehend only _______ of what they hear.





14. A verbal instruction should be:





15. If you cannot demonstrate a specific skill or drill:





16. Feedback is unrelated to performance.



17. A player may interpret a coach's informative feedback as criticism because:





18. To improve your feedback, you can use all of the following except:






19. During a game, when a coach or parent yells at a player and tells the player to concentrate or to bend his knees at the free throw line, this does all of the following except:





20. When using Questioning as a form of feedback:





21. A global player:





22. In the Cognitive Stage, skill execution is:





23. In the Cognitive Stage, athletes:





24. To improve one's skill execution early in the learning process, a player must:





25. A person with a Growth Mindset:





26. An outcome goal is based on:





27. Players make mistakes because:





28. When players play "what if" after a mistake, they:





29. Which of the following is not one of the three types of intrinsic motivation?





30. The two states which interfere with intrinsic motivation are:





31. The following are examples of basketball-specific ways to stop except:





32. Which of the following is not one of the characteristics of an effective drive step?





33. A direct drive is:





34. When shooting a power lay-up, jump off:





35. All of the following are accurate instructions for a reverse lay-up except:





36. When using the protect dribble, the player does not:





37. When gripping the ball to shoot, which hand position is correct:





38. When shooting a jump shot from the perimeter:





39. When shooting off the dribble:





40. To create a passing lane against the defender covering you:





41. Use a pass fake:





42. When a shot misses, the defense's advantage is:





43. The offensive player has an advantage rebounding because:





44. Which of the following is not one of the bio-motor qualities?





45. When a player lands from a jump, he should:





46. When a teammate dribbles in your direction, you can:





47. An adapted player:





48. If your defender trails you around a screen:





49. When using an on-ball screen:





50. When two defenders work to keep an offensive player from splitting, they:





51. On the weak side, defenders:





52. In a 2v1 fast break, the ball handler:





53. Block practice drills are characterized by:





54. Random training leads to:





55. Static stretching is an appropriate and recommended pre-practice routine.



56. Before planning your first practice, consider:





57. A practice plan:





58. Coaches should not do a drill in back-to-back practices because players get bored.



59. Which of the following is not one of the three types of drills?





60. A teaching drill:





61. Young players want:





62. A player may suffer from a lack of motivation for all of the following, except:





63. When players are distracted:





64. To develop a Growth Mindset in a player, praise the player for his:





65. The characteristics of a positive culture include all of the following except:





66. When cutting to receive a pass:





67. When defending a player in the Triple Threat/Hard2Guard position:





68. All good athletes are explosive leapers.



69. A youth coach with young players (8-10 years old) should focus on:





70. Good footwork is:





71. When using a jump stop, you always have the ability to use either foot as a pivot foot.



72. In the Associative Stage, skill execution is:





73. After establishing a pivot foot:





74. Players generally remember games more because games are:





75. The true sense of competition – as expressed in its Latin roots – is:





76. Within your league:






77. Your behavior as a coach has little effect on your players' behavior.



78. There is such a thing as a good mistake.



79. A bad mistake is:





80. Asking players for their opinion is:







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