...But [coaches] all agree the lost art of basketball at the prep level begins with the basics, which too often aren't being taught well enough or are simply ignored... “You'd be surprised at how many kids don't have [basic skills]," longtime East boys coach Rudy Carey said... Mostly gone are the days when a player works on specifics of his or her game in the offseason and comes to a new season a more well-rounded player...
Videos & Opinion
- Individual Skills
- General Individual Skills
- Offensive Skills
- Movement With the Ball
- Movement Without the Ball
- Passing and Catching
- Team Skills
The pick and roll is the most important team skill in basketball. A properly executed pick and roll will create a size or speed advantage or will create a 2 on 1 advantage for the offense.
In this video we look at boxing out. A player who boxes out well is often a good rebounder.
In this video we look at high and low rip moves. Ripping is a good way to protect the ball from an overly aggressive defender – especially if you’ve already picked up your dribble.
In this video, we look at the triple-threat position which is a fundamental offensive basketball skill focused on protecting the ball and making you a threat to dribble, pass, or shoot.
In this video we look at a fundamental offensive move called the power layup. The power layup has a number of advantages over the classic layup that so many beginning basketball players struggle to learn.
In this video we take a look at the fundamental offensive basketball movement called the “Pivot”. When you are stationary with the basketball, pivoting is just about the only kind of movement you are allowed to do.
In this video we look at a version of basic shooting technique that has been modified for the needs of smaller and younger players.
In this video we’re going to look at a basic low post scoring move called a drop step. When executed properly and quickly it can be very difficult to defend.
In this video, we look at the basics of shooting form. There are lots of things to remember, so take your time, don’t rush, and practice, practice, practice.
In this video we take a close look at a class of offensive movements without the ball called cuts. These moves are used to create space between you and your defender so that you will be open to receive a pass.
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