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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.

A Lesson in Jump Shot Form Shooting

Almost all young basketball players when practicing shooting will grab a basketball and immediately start jacking up shots.  The basketball actually can get in the way of developing great basketball shooting form.  This video will describe how jump shot form shooting can give you better form much quicker without the use of a basketball.  And you can learn to practice it anywhere, anytime.

 

 

How Form Shooting can make your Shot Better

Form shooting is one of the most important aspects of shooting because it makes your shooting fundamentals as close to perfect as they can be. When it becomes automatic using perfect form it will become comfortable, and with that form you will be able to shoot the basketball over and over again consistently. Any shooting form that is fundamentally perfect is most important part of shooting a basketball. You want to take out all of those little imperfections that keep the ball from going straight every time, and the best way to do that is by shooting without a basketball.

By looking at your form in the mirror will allow you to get your timing down consistently. Then when you finally pick up the basketball you will begin by starting close to the basket so you learn how to shoot without the pressure of making longer shots. You will also the gaining experience in shooting the basketball without the need for a basket or a ball.

Some people may say, “Well if I don’t have a good place to practice form shooting”.  And the nice thing about it is you can practice it anywhere. You might want avoid working on your form shooting in math class (unless your coach is also the math teacher) but anywhere else is fair game. After a while you will start to do form shooting just out of habit. Watch some of the NBA players before they shoot free throws and you will see some of them do form shooting. It’s a universal drill to help you improve your overall shooting ability.

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.