Often used to settle scores, 21 is a continuous, fast-paced version of basketball with few rules and little room for error.
Worried about messing up your power dribble in your next basketball game? This 5-minute MetaCafe how-to video features an expert coach telling you everything you need to know about commanding the key. It covers proper crossover and pivoting techniques, and shot options, including the hook. It emphasizes common mistakes that could lose you the point, like whether to look down at the ball, how to work your way towards the hoop, and whether or not the power dribble is the right move for a given ...
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 finger spin.' It's the most famous freestyle trick in basketball!
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 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...
Learn the correct strategic situation to pass the ball down to the player at the low post.
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.
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.
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...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
Watch how the different plays in the freelance circle offense are being played when defensive players are on the basketball court.
John Lane, guard for the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, demonstrates how to do a mind-boggling array of tricks. These include spins, arm rolls, head catches, and around-the-worlds. Clown around like a Harlem Globe Trotter.
The vertical jump is an important part of many sports, including basketball, volleyball, track & field, football, and many more. For this reason, it is important to learn how to improve vertical jump as it will provide several advantages in the different sports.
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.
This is how to do the KB24 pull-up jumper. Kobe Bryant shows off the Signature Move from Nike's series. This is a great finishing move by NBA's MVP. Pull-up jumper is a four step process: get to triple threat position, jab step, drive by and pull-up the jumpshot!
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 disappearing ball.' Really it is just a fake pass!
Learn awesome freestyle basketball tricks, passes and shots from Professional basketball trickster, Q-Mack! In this video Q-Mack give his introduction and tells you what you need to warmup and get ready to play.
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 DVD was created to assist in focusing the spirit and intent of the rules as well as an aid to the training of all involved in FIBA basketball including: coaches, players and referees. In this video learn how and when to make a traveling call.
Learn how to practice your hook shots and develop a soft touch around the basket with these baby jump hook shot basketball drills.
Learn how to warm up for basketball with a great drill for stretching out the quad muscles - butt kicks. The first video covers proper form around half the court, and the second goes over drills.
The slip n slide move is used in street ball to get around an opponent. 'The President' shows off his moves with the basketball.
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.
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.
In this tutorial, we learn how to establish the set shot in basketball with Chase Curtis. The set point is the location of the basketball just before you shoot it. The execute the set point, make an "l" shape with your arm, your elbow should be aligned with your shoulder. Your wrist should be cocked and you should be able to see underneath the arm from a front view. The other hand should be lightly touching the side of the ball, giving it a small amount of stabilization. Follow these tips to ...
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!
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 ...
Shannon Brown makes what might possibly be the greatest missed dunk of all time in the fourth quarter of the Suns v. Lakers basketball game last night.
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.
Learn how to use the assist hand when shooting a basketball in simple steps. The assist hand should be located at the side of the basketball and its contact with ball should only be a light touch. Do not squeeze the ball while shooting as it results in poor rotation of the ball. Remember not to keep your assist hand to the front of the ball as your accuracy will decrease. Always release the assist hand from the ball before you make the shoot. Finally always remember to use you assist hand onl...
Defense is essential to playing basketball well. Learn basketball skills and strategies in this video basketball lesson which will show you how to guard your yard.
Learn how to use the power dribble, allowing you to keep your head up and not look down at the ball when playing basketball.
This is great for coaches or players who want to improve their knowledge and understanding of rebounding 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.
Learn how to strengthen your follow-through movement and your shot with the help of this free-throw skill basketball drill.
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.
Learn how to use the Catch & Shoot technique to save time when shooting a three point shot in basketball.
Learn how to aim and shoot straight and improve your basketball skills on the court.