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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.

Basic Basketball Drills

Resistance Dribbling the Basketball- Getting Stronger 

Resistance dribbling to become stronger when dribbling the basketball is a drill that every young player should put into their training regimen. Players such as Chris Paul have used this drill to help them become better controlling the basketball while they are fighting to physical contact. Check out this video to see how resistance dribbling the basketball is done, and how it can help you.

 

How it can Help You be Stronger with the Ball

Basketball is generally not a collision sport, but it is definitely a contact sport. Being able to remain strong on the basketball is a necessity when you play in games, and as you progress up the basketball ladder there will be even more contact where fouls will not be called. Every basketball player must be adept at maintaining their balance throughout this contact, as no player can ever rely on a foul being called just because they get bumped.

In this video we will show a drill that will help any player to become better balanced when dribbling the basketball. As with any drill it is important to put all of your energy into it to get its full benefit. All you will need is someone strong enough to provide resistance while you dribble.

 

Four Cone Dribble Basketball Drill- Not just for Perimeter Players

The four cone dribble basketball drill is great for players that are trying to enhance their ball-handling perimeter skills. I love this ball-handling basketball drill because any player can tweak it in such a way as to allow the player to work on moves that require a little more polish to their personal game.

 

Why these Ball-handling Drills are so Important

There are a lot of drills that can be used to enhance ball-handling skills. Often players will feel pigeonholed into thinking they are not suited to handle the basketball, so they stop trying to develop those skills. But by not developing those abilities, obviously they will not be suited for doing anything more than catching and passing the ball, and that in turn reduces their total ability to contribute to and offensive. All of these drills that I promote in my videos and my website are designed for everyone who plays the game of basketball. No player should ever think they are incapable of doing anything on the court, because if you limit what you do in practice it in turn severely limits what you can actually bring into a game.

The four cone dribble drill is just one more tool to allow a player to develop his perimeter ball-handling skills. it can be done on a half-court with a minimum of props, and one of the advantages of this drill is you can fine-tune it to whatever you happen to be working on at that time. So before you check out the video to see how I do it, just remember to push yourself as hard as you can while you do it. If you’re just starting out you might want to go a little slower, but you’ll get the most out of this drill when you go full speed.

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.