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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 Follow-through in the Jump Shot

The follow-through after the ball is shot is one of the most important thing that goes into consistently accurate shooting.  The reason is where the follow-through hand goes, the ball will usually follow.  Check out this video to see how to keep your trigger hand in the proper follow-through in the jump shot position.

 

 

Maintaining Your Follow-Through will Enable Greater Consistency

The follow-through in the jump shot means that when you release the ball that you want your hand and arm going directly towards the basket. The follow through is important because it tells you exactly where your direction is when you shot the basketball. The first thing to check is where the ball went as it hit the basket. Did it go off to the right or the left? Whenever you miss a shot right or left that means that there is something mechanically wrong with your shot.

Check out your hand position to see that your hand is straight to the center of the basket. The hand is what will be the trigger that going to control the direction the basketball is going. You also want to make sure your shooting arm is fully extended, because if it’s not it’s likely that your shot will end up going short. By fully extending your arm you are putting all your momentum into the shot will and that will give it the best chance going in.

So whenever your shot is completed take a look at how everything has lined up. Your shooting arm should be extended with your right hand, as I pointed out in the video, as if it were in the cookie jar. The feet should be planted and the weight balanced evenly on each foot, while never falling over or losing equilibrium. Everything should be directed not only at the basket, but at the center of the basket, as that is your true target.

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.