Offensive Skills Archive

  • <p>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.</p>

    Ripping

    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.

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  • <p>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.</p>

    Triple-threat Position

    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.

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  • <p>In this video we look at the v-dribble -- sometimes called the cross-over dribble. This dribbling skill is used to transfer the ball from one hand to the other while maintaining your dribble.</p>

    V-Dribble

    In this video we look at the v-dribble -- sometimes called the cross-over dribble. This dribbling skill is used to transfer the ball from one hand to the other while maintaining your dribble.

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  • <p>In this video we look at the spin dribble. Like the v-dribble, the spin dribble is a way to move the ball from one hand to the other. However, unlike the v-dribble, the spin dribble includes a change of direction and protects the ball from your defender – all at the same time.</p>

    Spin Dribble

    In this video we look at the spin dribble. Like the v-dribble, the spin dribble is a way to move the ball from one hand to the other. However, unlike the v-dribble, the spin dribble includes a change of direction and protects the ball from your defender – all at the same time.

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  • <p>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.</p>

    Power Layup

    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.

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  • <p>In this video we look at a fundamental low post move called the power dribble.</p>

    Power Dribble

    In this video we look at a fundamental low post move called the power dribble.

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  • <p>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.</p>

    Pivoting

    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.

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  • <p>In this video we look at two special passes, the overhead pass and the step-around pass. The overhead pass is used to get the ball to a teammate who is located farther away than a simple chest or bounce pass can reach. The step-around pass is used when you are being closely guarded and you need to get the ball to a teammate.</p>

    Overhead and Step-Around Passes

    In this video we look at two special passes, the overhead pass and the step-around pass. The overhead pass is used to get the ball to a teammate who is located farther away than a simple chest or bounce pass can reach. The step-around pass is used when you are being closely guarded and you need to get the ball to a teammate.

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  • <p>In this video we look at a version of basic shooting technique that has been modified for the needs of smaller and younger players.</p>

    Modified Shooting for Smaller/Younger Players

    In this video we look at a version of basic shooting technique that has been modified for the needs of smaller and younger players.

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  • <p>In this video we focus on one of the basic offensive basketball skills – the low dribble.</p>

    Low Dribble

    In this video we focus on one of the basic offensive basketball skills – the low dribble.

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  • <p>In this video we look at two dribbling movements, the inside-out dribble and the push-pull dribble. These two movements aren’t so much a dribbling skill as they are a ball handling exercise.</p>

    Inside-out and Push-pull Dribbles

    In this video we look at two dribbling movements, the inside-out dribble and the push-pull dribble. These two movements aren’t so much a dribbling skill as they are a ball handling exercise.

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  • <p>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.</p>

    Drop Step

    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.

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  • <p>In this video we look at the chest pass and the bounce pass. The chest pass is named based on where the pass starts - from your chest.</p>

    Chest and Bounce Passes

    In this video we look at the chest pass and the bounce pass. The chest pass is named based on where the pass starts - from your chest.

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  • <p>In this video we look at the skills necessary to properly catch a basketball. Yes, there’s a right way to catch a basketball.</p>

    Catching the Basketball

    In this video we look at the skills necessary to properly catch a basketball. Yes, there’s a right way to catch a basketball.

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  • <p>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.</p>

    Basic Shooting Technique

    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.

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