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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.

Curl Cut to get open for the Jump Shot

A great way to come off the screen to receive a pass for your jump shot is the curl cut. The curl cut to get open will give you the most options to make a play, and with proper decision-making can make it very difficult for your opponent to defend.  See how you can make it part of your game with this video.

 

The curl cut is one of the fundamental cuts in basketball and one that I teach first to most of my young students. In basketball, the best place to catch the ball is somewhere near the middle of the floor because it opens up the most options. In the middle of the floor, you can go left or right with your pass or dribble in multiple directions, and it is also very hard to get doubled teamed by the defense there.

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To do a proper curl cut, you have to set up your defender first. This means jogging toward your defender in order to make contact with them. Defenses are always reactionary and even if they know what you’re going to do, they can’t move until you move. After you make contact, wait for your teammate to set you a screen. You want to nudge your defender and explode (which means start sprinting) toward the outside shoulder of your teammate. As you pass your teammate, you want to make sure you rub shoulders, so the defender cannot get into the passing lane to intercept the pass. Now you want to curl toward the middle of the floor and receive the pass.

What you do after that is up to you, and primarily will depend on how the defense decides to play you. You can shoot it if you’re open, pass it if someone else is open or drive to the basket.

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.