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 elbow pass.'
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 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 flamingo.'
Learn how to improve follow-through on your free throws with the help of this chair follow-through drill, aimed at making you stronger and improving your shot.
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.
Michael Spence explains how to improve your dribbling skills. You have to work hard and practice. You can do the between the legs dribble, side to side dribble, and the two hand dribble.
England star John Amaechi shows you the drills he uses to dribble at an NBA level. He calls it the machine gun, and it's akin to dribble-juggling two balls at a time. Dribble like an English NBA player.
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 how to employ a 4 person shooting drill in order to help your team perfect their skills on the basketball court.
This video series covers free throws in basketball. Learn proper technique and how to practice and improve your free throw shots. Topics covered, in order are: pre-shot routine, physical mechanics, mental mechanics, rhythm and timing, and practice.
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.
Carrioca drills are an effective warm up technique that combines both running and stretching. This video will demonstrate.
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 ...
This video will teach you everything you need to know about dribbling the ball. From between the legs dribbling to behind the back dribbling to spin dribbling, these skills will dramatically improve your game.
This is great for coaches or players who want to improve their knowledge and understanding of lay ups 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.
Watch how the different plays in the freelance circle offense are being played when defensive players are on the basketball court.
Learn how to explode from half court to the three point line and practice your three point shots in this 3 point shot off the fast break basketball drill.
Learn the correct form for running the "Back Pedal" drill around half the basketball court, then learn the correct way to warm up with this backward running drill.
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!
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.
Ray Allen teaches you how to master a jump shot. Jump shooting is important for getting a leg up on the defense. This TNT NBA Fundamentals shows you how to get your knees bent, follow through and consistency. You should get lift on every jump shot whether you are wide open or behind a 7 foot defender.
This is how to do the Manu Ginobili step back jumper! NBA hot shot show's us how to pull the step back jumpshot, one of his Signature Moves on Nike's series. First the long step and catch your balance. Then setup for the rim. Go behind the back and then see what you have in front of you.
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.
Learn how to use the power dribble, allowing you to keep your head up and not look down at the ball when playing basketball.
Learn how to teach your basketball players passing skills with the help of this passing conditioning drill.
Learn some warm up drills for the whole basketball team before a game.
Learn how to make a right sky hook shot correctly. The sky hook shot is a version of the hook shot where the basketball is released from above the level of the rim.
Learn a great 2 player drill for practicing rebounds and low post play - the rebounding one-on-one drill.
In this video, Tom tells us how to position your feet when shooting a ball. Momentum when you are shooting has to be controlled. You will have to plan how you are going to use your feet and what your lead and stop foot will be. You want to make sure the foot that is closest to the basket is facing it and not facing another way. You also want to create stability when you are shooting baskets. Establish your stop foot with the one closest to the basket. Once you get your feet down in the right ...
The Golden State Warriors' Monta Ellis is some kind of basketball freak-of-nature. He just tosses it over his shoulder on his way to the locker room. Just like that.
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.
The sport of wheelchair basketball is fast and exciting. Learn how to play wheelchair basketball from a world champion and paralympic medalist in this free sports video series.
Perfect your shooting form! Learn how to shoot a basketball in youth basketball in this free basketball coaching video.
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 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 demonstrate proper jab step movement with the help of this great drill for your basketball team.
Learn how to develop great game habits on the basketball court with the help of this full court pressure defense drill.
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.
If you're a small guard in basketball, paradoxically you often want to get a bigger man defending you so you can exploit their lack of speed. Watch this video to learn from Deron Williams how he uses a crossover / step back move from a screen to get the big man on him, then fake him out and take a wide open jumper.