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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.

Shimmy Move to Freeze Your Defender in Basketball

Often just a small move will give you space to shoot your jump shot. This move, called the shimmy, is designed to freeze your defender for just an instant. The shimmy move to freeze your defender in basketball will allow you a bit of room, and if you have a quick release on your jump shot that’s all you need.

 

The Shimmy Move- Subtle but Effective

This move is basically a hesitation move with some flare. As you’re dribbling you want to hesitate by slowing down and making your defender think you’re going to put a move on him. As you are hesitating slightly rock your shoulders back and forth to give the impression that you might cross over but instead simply pull up for the jump shot. The key to this move is using your shoulders and your upper body to make the defender hesitates for a second. You just want to keep your defender off-balance enough for you to get clear for your jump shot.

What’s difficult about this move is that it is so quick and so subtle that maybe the casual observer will never even see you do it. What’s important is that the defender sees you doing it and any subtle move that you do with your shoulders, your chest or your feet will be seen and reacted to. Remember, the game as you advance becomes very quick, so that defender knows he has to react quickly to any movement that you should make. You’re just giving that defender a slight move and let them react to it.

So again make sure that you are practicing this move on your own but also trying it against other people. Experiment with it to see just how much shoulder shake to use. A good person to watch use this move is Kevin Durant.

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.