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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.

Shooting the Basketball Bank Shot

Using the backboard when shooting the basketball is a lost art, but understanding how you should be shooting the basketball bank shot will definitely increase your shooting percentages from certain parts of the floor. Check out this video to see how it’s done.

 

The Lost Art- The Basketball Bank Shot

A lost art in the game of basketball is using the backboard on a jump shot. Most people might think of using the backboard as a shot following a post move, and it’s great for that. But it can also be used by guards when they are taking tough shots in the mid-range. Most good bank shooters like to take this shot within 10 to 15 feet and close to a 45° angle and you just want to shoot it like a regular jump shot.

It’s good to put a little bit of arc on the basketball because you just want to gently knock it off the board where it has the best chance to go in. If you shoot it too hard it is likely to ricochet wildly off the other side. You will hear some old-time basketball people call it the “kiss” off the glass. That will give you an idea of how softly the ball should be shot.

There is no real trick or secret to making bank shots other than it just takes a lot of practice and repetition. But if you dedicate the time to it this shot can pay huge dividends in games, because by becoming proficient with the bank shot your shooting percentages from certain areas on the floor will increase dramatically.

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.