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.
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 tutorial, we learn how to understand shooting surfaces in basketball. Make sure you have the ball located on the finger pads or shooting surfaces. On the finger pads, keep the ball engaged with them and not the palm of the hand. This is also the shooting surface, where you have better control of the basketball. You can elevate the basketball from your thumb by spreading out your fingers so there is a finger's length between the palm of the hand and the ball. Test this out with one of ...
In this video, we learn how to protect the ball while in the box. If the ball is directly in front of your body, it puts it in a position where it can be moved by the defender. The box is an imaginary line just under your chin that goes just under your thigh and from the length of your torso. The ball should be on the top corner of the box when you shoot, where you can cross is around your face before you put it down. You can also sway it around your knees if you are ready to take off on a dr...
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 ...
LeBron is a threat, no matter what the defense throws at him. See how he uses the art of deception to find a way to score even when he's not shooting. First ask for the ball. Second make a move to draw the 2nd defender. Third pass the ball to the open man.
This video shows you how to do the Lebron James crossover. LB #23 from the Cleveland Cavaliers presents his Signature Move from Nike's series on NBA All Star court moves. Create space, fake drive, crossover dribble and finish at the rim.
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.
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.
Sam Cassell teaches you how to master your mid range shooting by creating space from your dribble and posting up, and lastly how to shoot a clutch jumper. These are NBA Fundamentals from TNT. These skill drills and tips will help you win in the mid range game.
Manu Ginobili shows how to do his PimP fake! This is best when you're on fire and got the defender worried about you getting three-pointers. If he falls for it, draw the contact and it can make your jumper from 2 to an and 1 situation. This is a Nike Signature Moves video.
In this sports how-to video, Farmington HS boys basketball coach Shane Wyandt and team demonstrate 2-ball, ball handling drills. These two ball, ball handling drills are meant to work on the change of pace dribble, between the legs and behind the back pivots, and change of direction. Follow along with this instructional video to learn how to do two ball drills.
Get tips and tricks from a high school basketball coach. In this sports how-to video, Farmington HS boys basketball coach Shane Wyandt gives an overview of his team's shell defense drill series. Follow along as these shell drills are a great way to train defensively for basketball. Watch and learn the two man 1/4 court shell drill.
Dribbling is a basketball skill you'll want to improve if you plan on making it to the next level. Get expert tips and advice on basketball rules, shoes, and history in this free video.
Learn how to play basketball better including how to dribble between the legs, behind the back, how to make a reverse lay-up, and more with expert basketball tips in this free online sports instruction 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 finger spin.' It's the most famous freestyle trick in 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.
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 to officiate when a player commits a charge or a block.
This video explains the role of the center basketball position and what a center player should look like and act like.
Learn how to work on your back spin and follow-through with the help of this terrific free-throw basketball drill.
Learn how to demonstrate a defense slide drill to your players and improve their skills on the basketball court. Great conditioning drill.
Learn how to teach your players the basics of defensive positions with the help of this great defensive shell basketball drill.
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.
Learn how to work against pressure defense and keep the defender off balance with the help of this dance dribbling basketball drill. The first video is a team drill and the second is an individual workout variation.
Learn how to gain better control of handling the ball with both hands while staying in the lane with the help of this great basketball dribbling drill for alternating hands.
This video series covers the three offensive moves for low post situations. After an introduction to the 3 in 1 moves, see how to do the fake and fade away, the shot fake and pivot, and the fake shot fake shoot.
Learn how to instill the principles of zone defensive skills to your team and improve their overall skill on the basketball court. Great for junior level players.
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).
In this video series, our expert Cynthia Dallas will teach you basic basketball skills like shooting, rebounding, and dribbling. She will also show you various drills like the michon drill and mummy wraps to improve your speed, ball handing, and shooting.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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...
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...
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 ...
In this video, we learn how to perform a crossover dribble. This is an effective move to allow the opposite player to get by the defender. All professional players use this move so they can score or set their teammates up for a shot. To set this up, come full speed at the defender and look right into their eyes. After this, you will scare the opponent and be able to go make your shot. Make sure you move your body quickly and lean forward while you are doing this, so you get the most effective...
Ohio's hurtin' right now. After their heartfelt (kinda achingly pathetic, in fact) plea to the tune of M.J.'s "We Are the World", Lebron James turned his back on his home state, choosing Miami. If you missed their performance (including the mayor plus other local celebs), check it out.