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clear.gifFundamentals - Facebook posts

Here are posts from the Hoopsplaybook Facebook page, with the latest on top. Also see Skills Checklists and YouTube playlists.

Hesitation Moves

Next we add some hot sauce with Hesitation moves. A stop-and-go rise-up is not new, but guys like Steph Curry simulate a...

Posted by Hoopsplaybook on Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Inside-Out Move

Turning next to primary moves, the Inside-out (or in-and-out) move is powerful but can get lost in the glare of fancier...

Posted by Hoopsplaybook on Thursday, September 17, 2020
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Stationary Dribbling

There are 5 Stationary dribbling drills that I use at most practices for about 5 minutes total: - Inside-out cross;...

Posted by Hoopsplaybook on Monday, September 14, 2020
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Dribbling Fundamentals

A reference to pocket dribbles in the last post is a good segue into Dribbling, starting with some fundamentals. A "...

Posted by Hoopsplaybook on Friday, September 11, 2020
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Split (Drop) Stance

Let's look at a Split (Drop) stance in more detail. A split stance is like a sprinter's stance but wider, a threat to...

Posted by Hoopsplaybook on Monday, September 7, 2020
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Lateral Separation

A couple of weeks ago we looked at Stop separation, the complement is Lateral separation on the dribble to create space...

Posted by Hoopsplaybook on Saturday, September 5, 2020
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Courtney Douglass

I coach boys teams and girls teams, and like to share YouTube skills videos with players. With girls it's nice to use...

Posted by Hoopsplaybook on Wednesday, September 2, 2020
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Shooting Footwork

Today we expand on the range of Shooting Footwork. For spot-up shooting alone, footwork options include "silent feet",...

Posted by Hoopsplaybook on Saturday, August 29, 2020
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Slide 3s

Basketball is footwork. For a Slide 3 on a fly-by closeout, footwork options include side-step, side-step hop, or...

Posted by Hoopsplaybook on Thursday, August 27, 2020
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Shot Mechanics

Teaching Shooting is near and dear to me. Rick Torbett (Better Shooting 2) was the first major influence on my approach...

Posted by Hoopsplaybook on Monday, August 24, 2020
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Stop Separation

Today's skill hack is Stop Separation - creating space for a shot by stopping faster than your defender. Drag pullbacks...

Posted by Hoopsplaybook on Saturday, August 22, 2020
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Stepbacks

Let's stay on a roll with shooting skills, today we get Stepbacks. A key with most stepbacks is getting squared up going...

Posted by Hoopsplaybook on Thursday, August 20, 2020
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Fadeaway Jumpers

Skill session #2 is Fadeaway jumpers. Dirk, MJ, Kobe and Steve Nash all had effective but different fades, and there are others too. See http://www.hoopsplaybook.ca/notes/skills_shooting.htm#fadeaway

Posted by Hoopsplaybook on Tuesday, August 18, 2020
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Freeze Pull-ups

Our first internet skill work is the different ways to get into a Freeze pull-up (where the footwork is backwards,...

Posted by Hoopsplaybook on Sunday, August 16, 2020
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Skills Checklists

Since our on-court basketball is on hold for the foreseeable future, I will be doing skills coaching by internet, and...

Posted by Hoopsplaybook on Sunday, August 16, 2020
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