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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.

Jump-Stop for Shooting the Basketball

This video shows another footwork move to quickly get in balance when taking a jump shot that is called the jump-stop for shooting the basketball.  The video clip also shows the up-fake and counter move that will make this much more difficult to defend.  It is all part of the package of moves that can get a player open consistently, provided they know the right footwork.

 

The Jump-Stop can be a Valuable Offensive Tool

The jump stop is one of the best ways to get the shot quickly, but it’s also an excellent weapon because it also gives you other options depending on what the defense does. As the ball is coming to you want to catch it at the same time that you’re landing on the floor in a jump stop. Be sure you have your feet pointed toward the basket, so all you have to do is catch the ball, rise up and take the shot.

If you’re being well-guarded when you use a jump stop you can use either foot as your pivot foot. This allows you to go in any direction, allowing yourself more options such as driving to the basket or passing to a teammate. And in terms of shooting it is by far the quickest way to get off your jump shot. This makes it extremely useful for getting shots up over defenders more quickly before they can close out on you.

When you’re practicing this you want to make sure that you’re not jumping to your highest point. The jump stop, also called the hop, is simply a quick little move to get your feet lined up to the basket, and then everything else with your shot stays exactly the same.

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.