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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.

Variety of ways to make the Reverse Layup

Around the basket can become rather congested and it may take some creativity to put the shot past tall defenders. Their are a variety of ways to make the reverse layup, and this video shows a variety of ways to use the backboard to get shots off near the basket.

 

Add a Reverse Layup to the Around-the-Basket Repertoire

Reverse layups have a lot of different purposes but the main one is to not get blocked by people who are taller or may be more athletic. You’re basically using the rim as a way to keep big guys from blocking your shot. Shot blockers, even the best ones really are anticipating where the shot is coming from when it goes toward the basket. They see the angle that the shooter is taking and anticipate where he wants to take the shot from. If you have several different places from which you will launch the ball from on your layup it will be harder to anticipate.

Another trick that you want to know how to do is to put the basketball high off the glass. The best way to practice this drill is by going back and forth and doing reverse layups on both sides. This is basically an extension of the old “George Mikan drill”. If you’re going on the right side you want to make sure that you’re using the same footwork as you would for right-handed layup and on the left side the same for a left-hand layup. You also want to be able to jump as high as you can just to give the ball a shorter distance to travel.

When you take this shot make sure that you use the backboard because it gives you a little bit of leeway in case you go a little off target.

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.