with Coach Justin Rake
Contact Us
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.

Ways to Get the Big Players Involved in Basketball Offense

Getting big players involved in basketball offense is really a concept that is starting to take hold with a lot of basketball coaches. Highly effective basketball offense is almost always predicated on finding individual mismatches, which means that when your team has a tall guy who is able to shoot, when bringing him to the outside it forces their defender out to play perimeter defense, which is frequently out of the comfort zone for many tall men when they have to defend the perimeter. This may create a mismatch you can exploit.

 

How to get Tall Players Involved in the Basketball Offense

If you’re a big player that wants to master how to play the total game of basketball, you need to be aware that there is a lot more to the basketball game than “10 feet from the rim and closer”. Many coaches still like to glue their big basketball player as close to the basket as they can, and to be candid there are valid reason for that. Size matters more when you’re close to the basket, and moving matters much more on the perimeter. But a lot of basketball mentors nowadays, and this is now somewhat of a focus in European basketball, is that if you can get a good match-up the old norms can be switched.

During this video I am going to emphasize one way to help get the big man to get open on the outside, and that can be a tough match-up for any defense. See how I demonstrate this on the video.

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.