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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