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.
Often used to settle scores, 21 is a continuous, fast-paced version of basketball with few rules and little room for error.
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.
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 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.
Learn how to use the power dribble, allowing you to keep your head up and not look down at the ball when playing basketball.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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 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.
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...
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.
First step in a free throw is when the ref passes you the ball. At this point you should step back and take a breath, this will slow you down and help you concentrate. You have 10 seconds to shoot so there is no rush. Next, approach the line. You will find a nail, dot, or spot of paint. This shows you where the center of the court is. Line your shoulders up with the dot, to prevent the ball from going to the left or right of the hoop. Next, you should use a routine you've established to get y...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get into shape for the basketball season! Learn conditioning drills for youth basketball in this free basketball lesson video from an experienced coach.
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.
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 ...
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.
Watch how the different plays in the freelance circle offense are being played when defensive players are on the basketball court.
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 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 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 basketball tips and tricks from a high school basketball coach. In this sports how-to video, Farmington HS boys basketball coach Shane Wyandt and team demonstrate the shell one defense drill. The shell one defense drill has been an effective method of defense training. Follow along with this instructional video to learn the shell one drill.
Learn some warm up drills for the whole basketball team before a game.
Learn to better control and handle the ball on the basketball court with the help of this shuffle dribble drill.
Learn how to improve your point guard skills on the basketball court with the help of this pressure sprint dribble drill.
Pound board and put back is a great drill for developing arm strength and lay-ups for post play. This video explains how to practice this basketball 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.
Learn how to warm up for basketball with an effective stretch walk for the legs and core known as the Russian March. First see the proper form to use, then some drills.
Learn how to warm up for basketball with the knee hug stretching exercise for the legs and lower back.
Geva Mentor shows how she defends a shot in netball. Netball is similar to basketball, but with no backboard. Since every scoring shot has to essentially be a "swish", blocking the high trajectory arc of the shot is key to this technique. Defend a shot in netball.
Chioma Ezeogu, who plays wing attack for England and Middlesex, shows how she gets away from her opponent. Netball is similar to basketball but with no backboard behind the net, and no dribbling. Evasion techniques involve fakes and rolls. Get away from your opponent in netball.
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 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...
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...