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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.

Step-back for the Basketball Jump Shot

Using the step-back is one more way to free yourself in basketball to get your jump shot off. As with all the best moves in basketball the step-back for the basketball jump shot allows footwork to get you free rather than using the dribble. Check out how it’s done.

 

 

The Step-back Is not a Fall-away Jump Shot

The step back is a move that everybody should know how to do properly. A step back is not to be mistaken with the fade away. To properly do a step back you want to look like you’re driving to the basket so the defender will guard you low with his hands toward the ground. After you convince them that you’re driving on them you want to take your inside foot and push backwards. Drop back a couple of feet, rise up for the jump shot, straight up and straight down.

If you do this properly the defender will have no chance to contest your shot, but first you have to sell that defender on the fact that you’re going to drive. The step back also sets up other things as well. If you do a step back the defender will try to come out and contest your shot which leaves them off balance, and you can keep your dribble alive and take it by them. Just remember that the farther out you go the more difficult a step back is.

You have to make sure that you’re low on the dribble while on the step back and low going into the shot to get enough power to get the shot to the basket without forcing it. So make sure that you take these shots well within your range. Also, this is a shot that demands a lot of practice.

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.