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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.

Getting Open by Setting the Back Screen

 

Often if you really want to get open, set a screen for a teammate. Setting screens, especially if they are set effectively and catch the defender by surprise, can cause absolute havoc with any team, no matter the strength of that defense. But watch this video to see how you can create your own shot by trying to get your teammate open by setting the back screen.

 

There is nothing like setting a good back screen. Setting a nice, hard screen on some poor, unsuspecting defender is one of the best offensive moves in basketball. First off, it confuses the defender that gets screened because he had no idea it’s coming. After getting hit, that defender will frantically search for their man because if their man scores, that could mean a significant time sitting on the bench. For the player that set the screen, his defender has to help. This leaves the person setting the screen wide open for a jump shot.

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I love doing this move in pick-up basketball because defenders just can’t react fast enough to stop me. The move is simple enough. Start near the rim and pick out a defender who is somewhere near the wing. Once that defender has their back turned, run up behind them and come to a stop. Hopefully, your teammate will cut back door (if not, you might have to give out a friendly, but loud reminder). After this, you want to locate the ball as quickly as you can because you will only have a short window to get open. If done correctly, you can cause chaos for the defense, but wide open shots for yourself.

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.