Bob Hurley: Practice Planning and Program Development



  • Learn practice planning strategies from one of the most successful high school coaches in the country
  • Get a look inside the coaching philosophy, keys to success, and the basketball contract to building a successful program
  • Get a variety of fundamental drills for passing, dribbling, shooting, defense and rebounding
  • Implement and benefit from the same coaching and program philosophies that have made Bob Hurley one of the nation’s elite high school coaches.


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Bob Hurley, St. Anthony’s High School (NJ) Basketball Coach;
2010 Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee;
27x State Parochial Championships; 65-game win streak (2010-12);
back-to-back Xcellent 25 (MaxPreps) National Champions (2011-10);
3x USA Today National Championships (1989, 1996, 2008);
2x National Coach of the Year by USA Today (1989, 1996); over 1,000 career victories

A 2010 inductee to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Hurley has won 25 state titles, three high school national championships, is a two time national coach of the year, and has over 900 career victories. More than 100 athletes have earned Division I basketball scholarships playing for Hurley, and five have been first-round picks in the NBA Draft.

Coach Hurley takes you through his coaching philosophy and provides an outline into what you need to be thinking about when building your high school program. Everything from developing your style of play to building a feeder system to cultivating an identity for your team is covered. He describes what he calls the keys to a successful program. These eight keys include having an emphasis on fundamentals, physical fitness, playing hard, as well as his “WIN” stats. In the last section, Hurley takes you step-by-step through his team’s basketball contract that his players and their parents have to sign. These 18 points cover various items both on and off the basketball court.

In this DVD presentation, Coach Hurley takes you through his thoughts and philosophy as it pertains to practice planning. The eight areas cover everything from practice set up, using the clock effectively, having 30 second “quick meets” during practice just as a timeout in a game to make sure you practice special situations every day. On the court, Hurley shares more than 15 of his favorite practice drills that he uses with his teams. These drills include both half court and full court drills that work on the fundamentals of passing, catching, moving, shooting as well as individual and team defense drills, rebounding drills, and team shooting.

Coach Hurley is not only one of the top coaches in the country but he is also one of the toughest. But his demanding style has helped his players accomplish many things both on and off the basketball court. Take these new ideas, concepts and drills to help you not only run a more effective practice but also help you build a successful basketball program.

150 minutes. 2011.