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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.

How to make the Runner in Basketball

If you’re a basketball player who has designs on being a great scorer, you have to bring more to your game than just a spot-up jump shot. Having the ability to score in a number of ways from anywhere on the court is what all great scores must work to do. Being able to consistently make the runner in basketball is a great way to add points to your scoring average. Also called the teardrop shot because of the shot’s higher trajectory, this basketball shot enables the smaller player to challenge big guys near the basket. In this video tutorial Coach Justin Rake demonstrates how to correctly make a runner in the lane in basketball. He shows how one of the best, Tony Parker pulls off the runner in basketball in multiple ways. See how it’s done in this video.

 

 

Get Creative when Practicing the Teardrop Basketball Shot 

The runner in basketball requires a lot of time and practice to perfect, but it can be difficult simulates shooting over a seven footer who challenges you in the lane when you practice. Many players who don’t practice this shot a lot see a big guy coming at them and merely fling the ball in the direction of the baskets, almost in panic. This obviously becomes a very low percentage shot. Since most of the time you won’t have somebody that big to shoot over, you might have to get a bit creative. Have anyone no matter what size stand in front of the baskets with a couple of tennis rackets in their hands. Go into the lane and use the runner over those extended tennis rackets. This is one way to simulate how to shoot it over those tall shot blockers when trying to make the teardrop shot.

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.