[Ed. Note: The following article is borrowed from a 1962 Sports Illustrated "Book of Basketball". Video links within and at the end of the article have obviously been added to use video to show the hook shot.] The great advantage of the hook shot ... is the fact that it is almost impossible to block when executed reasonably correctly. The great … [Read more...]
Basketball 'How-To' Series
With the Hoops U. 'How-To' Series, basketball players can learn how to perform and execute on the basketball court ... from basic basketball fundamentals to advanced moves and maneuvers! These basketball 'How-To' articles will break down various aspects of playing the game so players can better understand and coaches can better teach how to play the game the right way!
Ball screens can be an a very effective tool in an offense. In order to use them the right way the ball handler needs to be able to read and react to each ball screen situation. The defense can choose between several different tactics when guarding a ball screen. They can show, switch, trap, go under, flat switch, etc. it usually depends on where … [Read more...]
:: From the Hoops U. 'How-To' Series :: Dribbling is how you move the basketball without passing. It allows you to move the basketball up the court. It gives you the chance to pass from a better angle. It is how you can drive to the basket for an easier shot attempt. Dribbling is a necessary basketball skill -- and every dribble should have a … [Read more...]
:: From the Hoops U. 'How-To' Series :: Layups are the easiest and most basic shot in basketball. They are also the first type of shot that players should learn. There are certainly a variety of layups that players can utilize and we'll discuss them below. It is important, however, that players master the fundamental progression. That is, learn … [Read more...]
:: From the Hoops U. 'How-To' Series :: The purpose of this article is to help the basketball player by giving specific tips, techniques and an understanding of how to beat pressure defenses such as full court presses and half court traps. Basketball coaches will also benefit from this article by sharing these ideas with your players. For specific … [Read more...]