Category Archives for "Skills"

How to Master the Pump Fake in Basketball (5-Step Guide)

The pump fake is one of the simplest yet most effective moves in basketball.

When you boil it down, a pump fake is simply a fake shot.

But while it sounds simple, its effects can be devastating.

The pump fake has been used in the game of basketball for many years. The reason it’s been around so long — and is here to stay — is because it’s so effective.

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How to Do a Layup in Basketball (6-Step Guide)

If you want to win basketball games, your players must be able to finish at the rim consistently.

While knowing “how to do a layup” will sound easy to most players, it’s actually much more difficult than most people realize.

Think about it:

Players attack the hoop at varying speeds…

Players attack the hoop from many different angles…

And when they do get to the hoop, there’s usually a second defender waiting who will attempt to swat their layup into the 5th row.

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How to Dribble a Basketball (7-Step Guide + Drills)

Learning how to dribble a basketball is usually the very first skill a player will learn.

It’s easy enough to bounce the ball up and down while standing still…

But when a player’s trying to figure out how to:

• Keep their head up to see teammates.
• Move around the court.
• Protect the ball from the defense.

Then learning how to dribble a basketball can be intimidating.

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How to Shoot 85.2% From the Free Throw Line in Basketball

I have a friend named Cody…

Cody wasn’t the best overall basketball player you’ve ever seen, but to this day, he’s still one of the best shooters I’ve ever seen in my life.

He had picture perfect technique, got off his shot in a split second, and could knock them down from anywhere on the court.

To help you improve your free throw percentage, I asked Cody to share the secrets that led him to his 85.2% free throw percentage.

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