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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.

Basketball Screen Pick and Pop

The basketball screen pick and pop is a staple of NBA players because it is very hard to defend. The player setting the screen, often a big player, must be a legitimate threat two knock down a jump shot from some range.  Check out this video as I demonstrate how to do it the right way.

 

The pick ‘n pop became popular as an alternative to the pick ‘n roll. A good pick and roll was good for the players who were strong enough to finish around the basketball. A pick and pop has the same motion as the pick and roll, but instead of rolling to the basketball, the player doing the screening will “pop away” from the ball for a jump shot.

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This move is very popular for the tall European players who love to shoot 3-point shots. It doesn’t have to be a tall player screening for a guard, though. Guards can set the screen and pop out for shots as well and even create mismatches off the screen. It is imperative that you read the defense, however. If the defensive player involved does what is called a switch (basically meaning they exchange who they are defending), then that immediately takes away the pop. Only if the player guarding you starts guarding the ball will this move have any chance of working. It’s just another weapon in your arsenal if you can execute it.

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.