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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.

Taking the Jump Shot from Start to Finish

This video will put the entire jump shot from start to finish, from correct foot position to the release of the shot.  Every part of the jumper is important, but until you are able to take the jump shot from start to finish without any breakdowns, you’re shot will probably be inconsistent.

 

 

The Jump Shot in its Entirety

So now that we have all of the basic components of the shot down, now it’s time to put the jump shot from start to finish all together. First you start with the feet. Both feet must be pointed straight toward the basket. Next you want your knees bent in a comfortable position where you are using all of your leg muscles to power the shot toward the basket. Next make sure that the ball is in the shot pocket with your shooting hand behind the ball as that is what will trigger it, and the guide hand along the side.

You want your eyes right on the rim for the entire shot. If you take your eyes off the rim to follow the ball flight you will look up too soon and that will cause you to miss. You want to keep all your focus on the rim the entire time. Next you will elevate and as you raise up everything must go at the same time in perfect coordination. Then right before you get to the top of your jump you want to release the ball, holding your follow through until the ball is at the rim.

But the most important part of the jump shot is your confidence. You have to believe the ball is going to go in every single time you shoot it. And when you miss you have to believe that the next one is going in.

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.