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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.

Reverse Pivot for the Basketball Jump Shot

This video shows how to free yourself from a defender who is playing overly-aggressive defense on the outside. The reverse pivot for the basketball jump shot is not used by a lot of players, but can be a valuable tool. It is an example of what Coach Justin teaches: use footwork to make a play rather than relying on the dribble.

The Reverse Pivot can Free You from Defensive Pressure

The reverse pivot move is something I’ve done since I was a very young player. Most people that turn their backs to the defender do so when they are crowded and they’re scared that the defender will take the ball. I use this to my advantage by letting the defender think I’m turning to avoid the pressure when they crowd me. When they get out of defensive position and try to steal the ball I will use a reverse pivot to seal them off. From there I explode for either jump shot or to the basket.

This move works especially well when you are up against aggressive defenders. These guys will try to body you up to make you turn the ball over or get scared and make a bad decision. Use this move to show them that they have made the bad decision. Even when you’re double-team it’s no reason to panic, because often they will leave the back door opened for the reverse pivot (watch how I did it in the video). Just remember to check out that no defender is in the area your reversing to.

A reverse pivot can also be used as a safety if you get stopped on a drive. Let’s say I’m driving with my right hand to the basket and I see help side come over. I use a reverse pivot away from my defender to get the ball back out and set up another play. This is just one more example of how footwork can get you open instead of just relying on speed.

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.