Master all the important skills of basketball and take your game to the next level. Basketball, Second Edition: Steps to Success
provides in-depth, progressive instruction in techniques and tactics, including detailed tutoring on shooting and 111 drills featuring a scoring system to gauge your progress.
As you build your skill base, you’ll learn how to make all the right moves in game situations, whether it’s executing the correct footwork when defending screens or making the right pass for a winning basket. Highly regarded coach, teacher, and clinician Hal Wissel will help you execute each technique proficiently and consistently on the court.
Improve your game. Basketball, Second Edition: Steps to Success
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About the AuthorHal Wissel
is an assistant coach for the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies. In addition to serving as an assistant coach, scout, and director of player personnel in the NBA, he held five head coaching positions at colleges over a 24-year span. During that time one of his teams, Florida Southern, won the Division II national championship title.
In addition to coaching, Wissel is the founder and president of Basketball World, Inc., a venture that organizes and runs basketball camps and clinics and produces instructional basketball books and videos. Recognized as one of the world’s best basketball clinicians, Wissel conducts his popular Shoot It Better Mini Camps worldwide for players at all levels.
Wissel received his doctorate in physical education from Springfield [Massachusetts] College in 1970. His honors include being named Coach & Athlete magazine’s Eastern Coach of the Year in 1972; Sunshine State Conference Coach of the Year in 1979, 1980, 1981, and 1982; and Division II National Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches in 1980.
Table of Contents
Step 1. Balance and Quickness
Step 2. Passing and Catching
Step 3. Dribbling
Step 4. Shooting
Step 5. Rebounding
Step 6. Offensive Moves With the Ball
Step 7. Moving Without the Ball
Step 8. Fast Break
Step 9. Team Offense
Step 10. Team Defense
Words of Praise“Hal Wissel is an astute basketball architect. This book will help players improve and will enable coaches to teach the game better.”
Jack Ramsay, PhD
ESPN basketball analyst
Basketball Hall of Fame
“Hal Wissel demonstrates to the world why he is recognized as one of America’s top-rated basketball clinicians…. A must-read for players and coaches at all levels of play.”
ABC basketball analyst
Basketball Hall of Fame
Supplementary Instructional Materials
All ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available at www.HumanKinetics.com/BasketballStepsToSuccess.
Includes lecture topics, physical activities, students assignments in both a 20-session and 32-session framework, key points of technique, common errors and solutions, skill application, and additional resources such as Web sites and books. Also included are test questions in multiple-choice, true or false, fill-in-the-blank and short answer format, and student evaluation guidelines.