Coaching High School Basketball

A Complete Guide to Building a Championship Team

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August 9, 2004


Mixed media product, 143 pages


0071438769 / 9780071438766


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From a 40-year veteran, the only book available devoted to coaching high school basketball

In Coaching High School Basketball, Hall of Famer Bill Kuchar presents an indispensable instruction manual for experienced and rookie coaches alike. A combination of classic tactics and new, cutting-edge strategies, this one-of-a-kind handbook provides easyto- read diagrams and instructions, plus dozens of practice drills to reinforce fundamentals and teach innovative moves. Readers will learn how to:

  • Master Kuchar's "double motion offense"
  • Locate, protect, and infiltrate zones
  • Defend against the fast break
  • Use last-second plays for when the game is on the line
  • Make the most of out-of-bounds plays
  • Scout and evaluate junior high school talent
  • Get college coaches to scout their games

Author comments

Bill Kuchar retired in 1999 as the fourth winningest high school coach in New Jersey state history. He lives in Clark, New Jersey.

Mike Kuchar is a freelance writer and researcher for ESPN Magazine. He lives in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Back cover copy

"Having coached in New Jersey on the scholastic level, I have the utmost respect for a coach that has had big-time success in that area. Certainly, Bill represents that premise. Anybody who has touched so many lives and been as effective as Bill is certainly a winner in my eyes."
-- Dick Vitale, ESPN

“As a young coach in the early 1970s, my goal was to compete with Bill, and he was the standard I set for myself and my teams at Saint Anthony’s. He set a very high standard for his coaching peers to strive for, and I am obliged to say he has been a personal friend as well as a mentor to me for the last thirty years.”
--Bob Hurley, Sr., Head Coach, St. Anthony’s High School (Jersey City, NJ), from the foreword

"This book will be an immeasurable asset to the basketball world and could serve as a strong foundation to build your own personal coaching philosophy on."
--George Blaney, Assistant Coach, University of Connecticut, 2004 Men's NCAA National Champions

With forty years of coaching experience and eight state titles to his credit, Hall of Famer Bill Kuchar is the coach you wish you had back in high school--and today he’s the coach you aspire to be. Now, you can coach like Kuchar with Coaching High School Basketball--the only book available specifically devoted to winning at the high school level.

Using easy-to-follow concepts, Kuchar breaks the game of basketball into down to a science, including his original offensive scheme, dynamic new zone plays, and man-to-man pressure defenses--the key strategies that will help your team score against the toughest of opponents.

With a lively combination of classic tactics and cutting-edge moves, this one-of-a-kind handbook is filled with step-by-step diagrams and instructions, dozens of practice drills on fundamentals and innovative styles of play, as well as a treasure trove of photographs documenting the amazing successes enjoyed by Kuchar’s championship teams.

Learn how to:

  • Master Kuchar’s “double motion offense”
  • Locate, protect, and infiltrate zones
  • Defend against the fast break
  • Use last-second tactics when the game is on the line
  • Make the most of out-of-bounds plays
  • And more

Armed with these and many more of Coach Kuchar’s battle-tested tactics, plus the philosophical principles that made his teams unbeatable, you’ll be primed and ready to start building a winning basketball dynasty on your own home court.

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