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Learning and teaching basketball skills and tactics can be challenging. Executing them in competition can be troubling. Mastering them can be a career-long quest.

Is it possible that a single book can provide all the instruction you need to conquer these basketball roadblocks? First you must know exactly how the skill or tactic is properly performed. Check! Then you need to attempt it again and again, with corrective advice through those trials until you get it right. Check! ...

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Overview

Learning and teaching basketball skills and tactics can be challenging. Executing them in competition can be troubling. Mastering them can be a career-long quest.

Is it possible that a single book can provide all the instruction you need to conquer these basketball roadblocks? First you must know exactly how the skill or tactic is properly performed. Check! Then you need to attempt it again and again, with corrective advice through those trials until you get it right. Check! Next comes practice. Lots of practice, with drills designed to make performance of the skill or tactic efficient and effective. Check!

In Basketball: Steps to Success, Coach Hal Wissel covers the entire progression of technical and tactical development needed to become a complete player. From essential footwork to key principles of defense, this guide details the skills and tactics needed to excel in today’s game. Shooting off the catch and creating shots off the dribble, running two- and three-player offensive plays, and many more topics in the book will prepare players to succeed in every situation on the court.

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What People Are Saying

From the Publisher

"Hal Wissel demonstrates to the world why he is recognized as one of America's top-rated basketball clinicians. This book is a must-read for players and coaches at all levels of play."

Hubie Brown -- Basketball Hall of Fame, two-time NBA Coach of the Year, NBA Analyst for ESPN, ABC and NBA TV

"Hal Wissel is an outstanding teacher and has many years of experience coaching and scouting in the NBA. He knows what he's talking and writing about. This book will help players improve and help coaches teach."

Phil Jackson -- Basketball Hall of Fame, 11-time NBA Champion coach

"Hal Wissel shows you ways to build your own confidence. Coach Wissel helped me understand my own shot and become my own best coach."

Pau Gasol -- Player Los Angeles Lakers, NBA All-Star

"Hal Wissel's personalized teaching helped me improve my free-throw shooting, three-point shooting, and post-up ability."

Dale Ellis -- Former NBA All-Star, ranks fifth in NBA career three-point shots made, career .403 three-point percentage

“Hal Wissel helped me improve my field-goal percentage and three-point percentage, and his training led to my shooting over 40 percent on three-pointers for four consecutive seasons.”

Mike Miller -- Miami Heat, Former USA National Team Member

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781450414883
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/20/2011
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 522,813
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Hal Wissel has a wealth of experience in the National Basketball Association as an assistant coach with the Atlanta Hawks, Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies, and New Jersey Nets. Hal was also director of player personnel with the Nets and scout and special assignment coach with the Milwaukee Bucks.

As a collegiate head coach, Wissel compiled more than 300 wins. He turned losing programs at Trenton State College and Lafayette College into conference and division champions, respectively. Wissel led Florida Southern College to four straight trips to the NCAA Division II tournament and three straight trips to the Division II final four (’80, ’81, and ’82), winning the Divi­sion II national championship in 1981. Wissel coached Fordham University into the 1972 NIT Tournament and also coached the Dominican Republic national team in 1975.

Wissel founded Basketball World and CoachWissel.com, instructional ventures featuring basketball camps, clinics, books, and DVDs. Basketball World’s highly succes­sful Shoot It Better Mini Camps are conducted worldwide for players from youth level to NBA and WNBA level.

Wissel received a bachelor’s degree from Springfield College, a master’s degree from Indiana University, and a doctorate in physical education from Springfield College. Wissel’s best-selling book Basketball: Steps to Success has been translated into eleven languages. Wissel is also the author of Becoming a Basketball Player: Individual Drills, which has been made into a DVD. Wissel has also produced five basketball shooting DVDs.

Wissel’s honors include being named Coach & Athlete magazine’s Eastern Coach of the Year in 1972; Sunshine State Conference Coach of the Year (’79, ’80, and ’81); and Division II National Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches in 1980. Wissel has been inducted into the Florida Southern College Athletic Hall of Fame, the Sunshine State Conference Hall of Fame, and the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.

Hal and his wife, Trudy, reside in Suffield, Connecticut, and have five grown children and one granddaughter.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Key to Diagrams

Step 1 Footwork

Step 2 Passing and Catching

Step 3 Dribbling

Step 4 Shooting

Step 5 Shooting off the Catch

Step 6 Creating Your Shot off the Dribble

Step 7 Scoring in the Post

Step 8 Rebounding

Step 9 Fast Break

Step 10 Two- and Three-Man Plays

Step 11 Team Offense

Step 12 Team Defense

About the Author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2014

    Awesome

    It teaches you a lot. And this is coming from a guy who thought he was pretty good at basketball!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2013

    Good book

    It helps alot

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  • Posted October 28, 2011

    Awesome book

    Hal Wissel is a great writer and former coach for many teams. Wissel has experience coaching teams in college as well as in the NBA for many years. Dr. Hal received a bachelor's degree in physical education from Springfield College, a master's degree from Indiana University, and a doctorate in physical education from Springfield College. Hal is the author of two top sellers' books and five basketball DVDs that improve individual drills. The genre of his books is sports. In the book Steps to Success it breaks down the game of basketball. It explains each part of the game as far as Offense, Defense, transition, and understanding the knowledge of the game. Many have read the book for tips for coaching and to learn more about the game. There are many drills inside that will improve all parts of your game!

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