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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.

One-Two Step into the Jump Shot

To get into the proper shooting position footwork is vital.  There are different ways to get yourself into perfect shooting form, but it must be done quickly and foot position has to be perfect.  This video demonstrates the one-two step into the jump shot that all basketball shooters must do without ever thinking about it.

 

 

Setting Up the Jump Shot with the One-Two Step

The one-two step is the basic footwork you need when you’re running toward the ball off a screen or stepping into a shot in transition. This is footwork that every shooter needs to perfect, and it has numerous uses. The basic principles are you always want to step with the foot that is closest to the basket. For example if I was running from the right wing towards the middle my right foot would be the closest to the basket.

As I show in the above video, take one step with the right first then followed by the left. Next I square my shoulders to the basket and shoot. If I were coming from the other side things would just be the complete opposite. First I would step with my left followed by my right, square my shoulders and shoot. It’s very important practice going both ways so you don’t have any weakness in being able to get your shot off. When opponents know you can go only one way or the other they will force you to go to your weakest side in games, and all good teams quickly know how to exploit your weaknesses.

Not only do you want to practice coming from either direction, but you also want to work coming from different angles rather than straight on from the wing. You just never know in game situations where your shots are going to come from, but you always want to be completely confident in your footwork so you never even have to think about it.

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.