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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.

One Dribble Control Basketball Drill

The one dribble control basketball drill is something that I have used for a while now, and I think that any player who wants to be good shooting off the dribble should also make this part of their practice routine. When shooting off the dribble efficiency of movement is of primary concern. This means that final dribble must propel the basketball into the shot pocket as quickly as possible in order to go from a smooth transition from dribble to shot.  Often the last dribble a basketball shooter makes before getting the shot off will be the difference making a shot and being just a bit late. Coach Justin Rake demonstrates in this video a drill to make this set-up for the shot second nature.

The Drill to Get your Shot Off Quicker

Like anything this requires practice. That final dribble is really a power dribble (as you’ll see in the video) and if you don’t practice this on a regular basis you will have a tendency to fumble the ball. This will of course probably negate any chance for you to get a shot off. That final dribble also must bring the ball up exactly where you want it. If the basketball is off to one side or the other, or it is too far out or too close to the body there will be a breakdown when transferring the ball. Watch how I demonstrate how to do the move.

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.