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.
Learn how to design a defense to stop dribbling penetration or passes to the middle. If you're a basketball coach, you'll definitely want to utilize this two-three zone defense.
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).
Carrioca drills are an effective warm up technique that combines both running and stretching. This video will demonstrate.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
You don't need to be a professional sports coach to get your child geared up for basketball season. There's some simple basketball drills anyone can learn and teach to children playing basketball. Even if your child is prodigy or doesn't plan on playing for the school team, these are still worthwhile drills to use to help better your child's performance on the basketball court.
Playing in the paint… what does it mean exactly? Inside the paint means close up to the rim, in the area below the hoop that is actually painted a different color than the rest of the basketball court. This video will show young players and coaches how to effectively play inside the paint, with drills for layups, rebounding and more. This is the roughest and most dangerous part of the game, so knowing the best defense and offense is key to winning.
Get your b-ball game on with this video on how to warm up for basketball! Learn a few great exercises to help perfect your basketball skills on the court! Begin with these warm-up drills to get your muscles warm and your skills even warmer!
In this edition of ClubHouseGas, with host Casey Bass, basketball coach Chuck Melito shows us how to shoot free throws. He shows us how to work on both the mental and the physical approach to free throw shooting. A right-handed shooter should place his right foot at the center of the basket. A left-handed shooter should place his left foor at the center of the basket. Then it's important to get balanced, so you're not leaning to one side or another, or more weight on one foot than the other. ...
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...
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...
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 will show you how to do the Lebron James Signature Move from Nike series on NBA superstars bball skills.
How to do the Lebron James signature move fake & pass is as easy as a couple of steps. LB23 is a basketball / NBA legend and he's only 24 years old. He is the next Michael Jordan! Watch his Signature Move from Nike.
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.
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 ...
L.A. Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant shares some tips with TIME Magazine's Sean Gregory on how he puts his best foot forward everytime he steps onto the court. Areas gone over in this video include: The proper grip & shooting form, attack the foot & sell the fake, the pull-up jumpshot, the art of the foul shot, playing to the opponent's weaknesses, getting in character, and stretching.
Nasty defender Bruce Bowen teaches you how to defend a player or in his case, superstars like Lebron James or Kobe Bryant. This is key to defensive plays. Man-to-man can be a full contact and aggressive way to play. You got to be quick on your feet and ready to get in the offense's face. Don't let the shot go off. It is your responsibility to beat them on every play.
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!
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.
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.
Carlos Boozer teaches you how to master your post moves. Starting with getting good and deep post positions, posting up a defender, making use of basic post moves, giving defense a different look and passing out the post....Hope you learned something! And use it in your game! Carlos Boozer is showing you how to get to the post and score.
This is an NBA Fundamentals video with Richard Hamilton teaching "Moving Without the Ball" techniques.
Manu Ginobili shows you his behind the back drive and tells you how to do it! This is a Nike Signature Move video featuring Manu, an NBA All Star. First, create space, fake drive, behind-the-back dribble and finally, finish at the rim with a dunk.
Jason Kidd shows how to do his signature move pass off the glass! Jason Kidd is point guard for the New Jersey Nets. He is an NBA All Star and this is his Nike Signature Move.
Jason Kidd shows how to do his alley oop pass! This NBA legend shows off his MVP skills for Nike's Signature Moves.
Multi time NBA MVP and Lakers legend, Kobe Bryant shows his reverse layup. Start in triple threat position, jab step to get space, drive by the defender and reverse the lay up at the hole. This is a Signature Moves film from Nike.
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.
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.
Jason Kidd shows you how to do the fake and finish! Use the in and out move to pick up the second defender to drive for the layup or pass it out. This is a Nike Signature Moves video.