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Crossover Dribble and Shot
Crossover Dribble and Shot

The cross-over dribble has become a staple for all great perimeter scorers. These great scorers make it look easy, but see how much goes into this important shot.

Shot Off a Screen
Shot Off a Screen

The screen when set effectively will always create some problems in a defense. This will allow a brief opportunity to take an open shot. See how we do it in this video.

Pull Up Jump Shot
Pull Up Jump Shot

Often the best shot a basketball player will get is before the opposing team's defense can set up. Watch this video to see everything that goes into this shot.

Shooting the Runner
Shooting the Runner

The runner in the lane can be a great way for a smaller player to attack the basket. See how it's done in this video.

One Dribble Control Drill
One Dribble Control Drill

When taking a shot off the dribble that final dribble into the shot pocket will be the most important. Watch in this video an excellent drill to work on this.

Proper Foot Position in the Jump Shot

You can’t expect to consistently hit your jumpers if you don’t start with the right foot position in the jump shot.  Watch the video below to see what you should always do, plus things that are optional to do depending on what feels comfortable.   It is a very important aspect of great jump shooting because it provides your foundation.  Like any structure, it wouldn’t last long without a strong foundation, and likewise that’s where the basketball jump shot must be built.

 

 

 

Why Is Foot Position So Important?

Foot position is important because when you are looking to shoot a basketball you want make sure that everything is lined up perfectly on the basket. One of the keys to perfect form for your jump shot is for everything to the aligned perfectly, and this starts with your feet. Then when you are facing the basket everything else should follow suit. It’s also good for both feet to be separated slightly. This will help you to go up straight into your jump shot. One of the basics of shooting is you want your dominant foot slightly in front of your other foot. Your dominant foot will always be on the same side as your shooting hand.

To start with we should always move very close to the basket. You start off with easy shots to determine just how close you want your feet together and just how much forward you want your dominant foot to be. All of this will be determined by how comfortable your foot position is for you, and you can find this out best when you’re close to the basket. After that I would recommend doing short jump shots from the free-throw line or little closer so you can learn to go straight up and straight down without having the greater pressure of shooting from a longer distance. After that I would work on coming to the ball and other things that I teach in my videos.

Europe vs USA Basketball
Europe vs USA Basketball

In this eBook Europe vs America- Differences in how a Basketball Game is Played, Coach Justin Rake describes some of these differences, and then demonstrates with videos how teams like the San Antonio Spurs are making this part of their attack.

Basketball Shooting off the Dribble
Basketball Shooting off the Dribble

All great scorers have to be able to shoot off the dribble. Here's how.

Moving Without the Basketball
Moving Without the Basketball

Before every shooter gets to pull the trigger on his deadly shot he has to get open. This book demonstrates how.

Basketball Advanced Shooting
Basketball Advanced Shooting

Basketball Advanced Shooting builds off the previous book of Basketball Shooting Fundamentals to demonstrate ways to create space for the shot.

Basketball Shooting Fundamentals
Basketball Shooting Fundamentals

This book discusses basics for a picture-perfect jump shot. These basic concepts are supported visually with links to videos.

What Young Basketball Players Need to Know
What Young Basketball Players Need to Know

This book is a primer for young basketball players and their parents on what they need to do to become successful in the game of basketball.