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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.

Side-step Move for the Jump Shot

The side-step move for the jump shot is great for creating space to get your shot off. By getting your defender a little on his heals you can set him up to go in multiple directions, making your one-on-one jump shot hard to block.  See how easy it is to put this move into your repertoire.

 

A Simple Side-Step will give You Just enough Space

This is a move I have watched Paul Pierce do against my favorite team numerous times. The way you’ll pull off this move is to look like you’re driving to the basket initially. For this move I’m only using one or two dribbles. You’re going to push with your inside foot off to the side and rise up for jump shot. This move works best if you’re pushing in the direction of your shooting hand.

The reason being is because your defender will be on your weak side and by a just pushing off to the side a little bit you’re creating more than enough room to get off a shot. This is also forcing the defender to make a hard contest of the shot, and the only way they would be able to block it would be to foul you.

It’s also a good idea to keep your dribble alive as long as you can because you can use the side step as a distraction to get your defender out of position to drive by him for an easier shot. Paul Pierce uses this best in the mid-range and when you’re practicing it, make sure you’re exploding off your inside foot to get as much separation as possible.

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.