Often used to settle scores, 21 is a continuous, fast-paced version of basketball with few rules and little room for error.
Learn how to develop great game habits on the basketball court with the help of this full court pressure defense drill.
There is no fan experience in professional sports quite like watching an NBA game live. Partly, this can be attributed to the combination of fluid teamwork and jaw-dropping athleticism the players exude in the form of size, speed, jumping ability, grace, and strength. What truly differentiates the NBA from the spectators' perspective, though, is the figurative nakedness of the players. While the NFL buries its athletes beneath pads and masks, the NBA presents its talent in shorts and a tank top.
In this video, we learn how to properly aim your shot at the basket. When playing, you need to make sure you don't hit the back rim or the ball will shoot back at you. If you don't reach the basket, it's probably not going to go in. When shooting, focus on the open space in the basket, then lay the ball into the net. This will give you a soft target with a greater margin of error. If you can put the ball anywhere in the net, it's probably going to make it all the way through!
Get all the players open for a shot. Learn how to play the motion offense in youth basketball in this free basketball lesson video from an experienced coach.
If you want to get to the rim more consistently in basketball, you couldn't ask for a better teacher than Manu Ginobli, an absolute king of getting to the rim off the pick & roll. Watch this video to learn how his eurostep move can get you past three defenders to the basket.
Learn awesome freestyle basketball tricks, passes and shots from Professional basketball trickster, Q-Mack! In this video Q-Mack teaches you how to do the freestyle trick called 'the floater.'
In this sports how-to video, Farmington HS boys basketball coach Shane Wyandt explains how he teaches the BEEF method of shooting. The work BEEF is an acronym for a ball shooting concept in basketball. The B stand for balance, the E for eyes, the second E for elbows, and the F for follow-through. To have good balance it is important to have you feet about shoulder width apart. Your eyes should always be focused on a target, and your elbows should be in line. Finally follow through means it sh...
Shane Battier teaches you how to take a charge, and how it can help to stop superstars like Dwyane Wade and Lebron James. This inside skill drill from Shane Battier gives you the right perspective from an NBA star. Get basketball advice from the pros on how to improve your basketball game. Shane Battier is the authority on defense!
This basketball coaching video shows you how to run the fast break play. Get as many players running to the other hand while on offense.
In this video, we learn how to get the perfect shooting arc in basketball. When you are shooting, the arc is how you will get the ball into the hoop. You should first know the size of the basketball and basket in relation to how far away you are from the basket. Make sure the ball is going to reach the apex on its arc so it can reach the basket easiest. You will need to pay attention to the height of the basket so you know how angled your feet need to be when you are shooting. After you have ...
Do you play basketball? Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to steal the ball on the court with Kansas senior point guard Russell Robinson. To this you, first you need to apply pressure. As you do this you force your opponent to make mistakes and this will give you a window of opportunity to exploit the situation. Keep in mind that you need to maintain defensive principles.
One of the most important and overlooked aspect of basketball is free throws. There's no reason a free throw can't be made every time, and this video will teach coaches and young children playing ball the best practices for getting ready for making the free throw. Shooting a free throw means repetition, it means practicing, because no matter where the team plays, the free throw line and the rim are always going to be familiar, so shooting a free throw shouldn't be a problem.
Learn how to perform a perfect release when shooting a basketball from Tom Curtis. First you have to focus on the wrist and finger follow through after you shoot the basketball. It should be a relaxed finger finish with the thumb pointing toward the floor. The ball should be released from the index and middle finger of the shooting hand leaving a sensation after the release. Make sure your fingers finish goes directly toward the basket.
In this tutorial, we learn how to release point in basketball with Tom. If you hesitate or hang, you will lose power in your legs and your ball will go short and flat. When you reach the top of your jump you will want to release your ball to get the most height out of it. When shooting the jump shot, pay attention to what it feels like when you are going to shoot. You want to feel powered up not effortless or underpowered when you are shooting. Time your release and make sure you have a high ...
Learn how to use the Power Drop Step move to gain power of rotation and control in your shot. This basketball drill should be practiced from both the left and right.
In this sports how-to video, Farmington HS boys basketball coach Shane Wyandt and team demonstrate the Pistol Pete ball handling drills. The Pistol Pete ball handling drills will help improve hand eye coordination in addition to ball handling technique. Follow along with this video and learn how to carry out the Pistol Pete exercise. Try at home.
Michael Jordan explains how to take your mind off of the game of basketball. You can listen to music, but try to relax. You have to challenge yourself to play a perfect game.
Multi time NBA MVP and Lakers legend, Kobe Bryant shows his reverse layup. Start in triple threat position, jab step to get space, drive by the defender and reverse the lay up at the hole. This is a Signature Moves film from Nike.
Orlando Magic teammates (and basketball superstars) Dwight Howard and Vince Carter have a little competition going: who can make the longest seated shot. Earlier this year, Dwight set a new Guinness World Record when he nailed a seated shot from 50 feet out at the All-Star Game. Watch below as Vince beats him - big time. Previously, Mississippi Bullet Monta Ellis' Back Shoulder Circus Shot.
This video explains the role of the center basketball position and what a center player should look like and act like.
Learn how to shoot the basketball using the "L position" and the "T-Ball position". These techniques are fundamental for making three point shots and free throws. Great drills for inexperienced or junior players.
Deron Williams is one of the most exciting point guards in the NBA, and watching big men try to guard him is hilarious. In this video he'll teach you how to get isolated on a big man using a screen, then use his hesitation dribble move to fake their big slow butt out and clear a lane to the basket.
First of all you need to know that if you are a right handed person then the rotation of the basket ball must go to the left. Now hold the basketball in your right hand and place your left palm over it. Now give a very strong spin using your right hand to the basketball. You have to make sure that you get a good first spin on it to get a good rotation going.
In this tutorial, we learn how to create space to score in basketball. In order to create space, you will need to understand the role of the defensive player. Put yourself in their shoes thinking about what they are trying to do as you're playing. As an offensive player, you want to keep them more than an arm's length away from you by closing the gap between you. This will cause the defender to change their stance in order to stand in front of you. After this, you will be able to run around t...
Learn awesome freestyle basketball tricks, passes and shots from Professional basketball trickster, Q-Mack! In this video Q-Mack teaches you how to do the freestyle trick called 'the punch pass.'
Learn how to teach your basketball players passing skills with the help of this passing conditioning drill.
Learn how to strengthen your follow-through movement and your shot with the help of this free-throw skill basketball drill.
Red Bull has a rich history of supporting athletes and artists achieve their goals, whether that's breaking a rebound record or getting back into painting. Ever wonder how to capture the inspiration that these star athletes and artists have?
Learn how to demonstrate a defense slide drill to your players and improve their skills on the basketball court. Great conditioning drill.
Though it may look staged, Phoenix Suns' Sol Patrol stuntman & ASU student, Nick Corrales, made a recent embarrassing (or awesome) "miss-dunk" during halftime, scoring perhaps the world's first (awfully painful looking) human slam dunk. Another angle: Ouch. That's gotta hurt.
Run-in-place is another great defense drill geared at conditioning your players and increasing their overall skill on the basketball court.
In this tutorial, professional referee, James Armstrong teaches you all about two of the most commonly forgotten rules of basketball. In the NBA, you rarely, if ever, see violations for things like traveling and lane violations.
This is great for coaches or players who want to improve their knowledge and understanding of passing and catching in basketball. Coach Kirby Schepp makes it easy for even beginners who are just learning this great sport. He explains it, his players demonstrate it, and a drill is shown so you can practice it on your own.
This is great for coaches or players who want to improve their knowledge and understanding of your individual defense in basketball. Coach Kirby Schepp makes it easy for even beginners who are just learning this great sport. He explains it, his players demonstrate it, and a drill is shown so you can practice it on your own.
In this video, we learn how to perform a shot fake in basketball with Chase. There are three keys to a good shot fake. First, make sure you are on balance and nice and stable. Be in a good dent athletic position, but don't come out and up from your position. Then, you will need to make sure your eyes are to the rim. This will sell the shot and get the defender to buy it, making the defensive player lose focus and position. Last, you want to make sure you keep it tight when you are playing. Th...
Watch how the different plays in the freelance circle offense are being played when defensive players are on the basketball court.
Larry Silverberg and Chau Tran of North Carolina State University tested more than 100,000 3-D simulations of free throws to come up with this HowTo for you. The two engineers have determined the perfect trajectory. Check out their strategy below, via Wired's How-To Wiki.
The 4 versus 4 running the floor drill is a great running exercise for the whole basketball team using the whole court. This video gives you a full breakdown of the play and at the end gives tips on what scouts look for in players.
In this sports how-to video, Farmington HS boys basketball coach Shane Wyandt and team demonstrate the shell 5 defense drill. The five man shell drill is an effective way to train defensively for basketball. Follow along with this video demonstration and learn the shell five drill.