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Basketball Shooting: Creating Your Shot Off the Dribble
by Hal Wissel

Dr. Hal Wissel's Basketball Shooting: Creating Your Shot Off the Dribble is a great course for players and coaches. Players will learn to create their shot of the dribble and coaches will learn to teach players moves and drills for shooting off the dribble.

Coach Wissel teaches players how to pick the ball up off the dribble using key words that trigger correct shooting mechanics. Key words of "Front and Top" are emphasized to promote picking the ball up in front of the shooting knee (preventing floating) with the shooting hand on top of the ball (fostering back spin). Coach Wissel also teaches players how to create space away from the defender when driving to the strong-hand side and weak-hand side.

Drills in Basketball Shooting: Creating Your Shot Off the Dribble include: shot fake jump shot, step-back jump shot, step-through leaner, drive middle jump shot, drive middle step-back jump shot, step back and drive, drive middle runner, drive middle reverse down lane hook, drive baseline jump shot, drive baseline step-back jump shot and drive baseline reverse middle hook. Drills to improve finishing with either hand include: reverse lay-up, hook and runner.

Players are also taught to chart their improvement using daily progress charts.

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Dr. Hal Wissel has a wealth of experience in the National Basketball Association including coaching, scouting and working in the front office. Coach Wissel was assistant coach for player development for the Golden State Warriors (2006-07). Wissel was as an assistant coach with the Memphis Grizzlies (2002-05). Hal was an advance scout for the Dallas Mavericks (2001–02). Wissel served as an assistant coach for the New Jersey Nets (1996–99) and as director of player personnel for the Nets (1995–96). Hal was a scout and special assignment coach with the Milwaukee Bucks (1990–95) and assistant coach and head scout with the Atlanta Hawks (1976–77).In addition to serving in the NBA, Wissel compiled more than 300 wins as a collegiate head coach. Hal turned losing programs at Trenton State and Lafayette into conference and division champions respectively.        

Wissel led Florida Southern 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 NCAA Divi­sion II National Championship in 1981. In 1972, Wissel coached Fordham into the NIT Tournament. Wissel also coached the Dominican Republic National Team in 1975.In 1972, Wissel founded Basketball World a venture that conducts basketball camps and clinics and produces and distributes books and videos. Basketball World’s highly succes­sful Shoot It Better Mini Camps are conducted worldwide for players at all levels. Basketball World is now owned and operated by Hal’s son Paul. Wissel 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.Wissel is the author of two books. Basketball: Steps to Success is a best selling basketball book with over 130,000 copies sold and has been translated into eleven languages. Becoming a Basketball Player: Individual Drills has been made into a DVD. Dr. Wissel has produced five other DVDs, Basketball Shooting: Confidence, Rhythm and Mechanics; Basketball Shooting: Off the Pass, Off the Dribble and In the Post; Basketball Shooting: Make Your Shot Automatic; Basketball Shooting: Creating Your Shot Off the Dribble; and Basketball Shooting: Post Moves and Drills.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, ’81); and Division II National Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches in 1980. Wissel has been inducted into the New EnglandBasketball Hall of Fame, the Florida Southern College Athletic Hall of Fame, the Sunshine State Conference Hall of Fame and was named Sunshine State Conference Silver Anniversary Coach. Hal and his wife Trudy have five grown children and one granddaughter.

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