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.
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.
Emeka Okafor teaches you how to block a shot with timing and body control. Bobcats star center, Emeka is a fantastic defender and generally leads the league with blocked shots. Check out exactly how you can practice and perfect the shot block.
Improve your baksetball technique with a few drills. In this how-to video the Farmington HS boys basketball coach Shane Wyandt and team demonstrate the five man weave. The five man weave is an essential part of playing basketball. Follow along and learn how to do the five man weave.
Become a basketball star. Learn how to make basic basketball moves in this free basketball coaching video from an experienced player.
Hit the boards! Learn how to improve rebounding skills in youth basketball in this free basketball lesson video from an experienced coach.
This is great for coaches or players who want to improve their knowledge and understanding of dribbling and ball handling skills 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 employ a 3 point bounce moving dribble exercise for your basketball team in order to improve your players' control of the ball under pressure.
Learn how to warm up by jogging around half the basketball court while swinging your arms.
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.
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.
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.
In this tutorial, we learn how to get your shot off quicker. Make sure you use your feet to establish a good stance and so you are ready to shoot the basketball before it ever arrives. Also, understand that flipping the shot will take too much time and ruin your shot. If the ball is dropped from a high position then brought up for release, this will take too much time. To avoid this, catch the ball and move in an "up" rhythm. This will make the shot go out quicker so you have more time to get...
This is great for coaches or players who want to improve their knowledge and understanding of their individual offense 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 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...
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.
Learn how to aim and shoot straight and improve your basketball skills on the court.
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.
It is important to get your body warmed up and stretches out before playing basketball. Learn helpful stretches and warm-ups for basketball in this free sports video series.
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 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 skipping sideways with crossover steps around half the basketball court.
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.
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.
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...
Steve Nash teaches you how to pass properly. This NBA star's professional advice on improving your passing with definitely make you a better basketball player.
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 practice quick decision making (pass or shoot) when on the high post and establish good basketball game rhythm. Videos two through four cover when and how to execute each option: jump shot, seal the post (pass the ball down to the player at the low post), and swing the ball (after setting the pick and sealing the post).
Three pointers are the best way of putting points on the board whether you're playing catch up to the opposing team, or simply placing more points between you and them. This instructional video shows you how to properly hit a three pointer with coach Chuck Melito. This tutorial also covers jump shots. Shoot three pointers and make jump shots in basketball.
Learn how to use the Jab fake technique in basketball to make yourself open to shoot a three pointer. All you do is jab, step back and shoot!
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 ...
Get into shape for the basketball season! Learn conditioning drills for youth basketball in this free basketball lesson video from an experienced coach.
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.
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 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.
Would you like to improve your passing ability and start to rack up assists on the court? Are you needing to work on your defense? Learn these helpful basketball passing and defensive drills in this free sports video series.
Learn a few great exercises to help perfect your basketball skills on the court! Begin with these warm-up drills.
Learn how to use the power dribble, allowing you to keep your head up and not look down at the ball when playing basketball.