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Thinking about Dunking
Dunking makes a powerful statement about a player and to their opposition (Photo Source: Cliff)

Dunking is the highest percentage shot in basketball. More than that, it is the one action that many young players aspire to be able to do. Watching the world’s elite on television, the sheer awe that a dunk during a game produces is one of the truly griping aspects of the sport.   Players will…

Teaching the Baseball Pass in Basketball
In the picture above controlling the ball in one hand for a Baseball Pass is difficult and needs practice (Photo Source: Expert Infantry)

The Baseball Pass is one of the passes in basketball that players will experiment with by default. In attempting to generate more power for a longer pass or to try and accelerate the ball faster when passing the fundamental action of the Baseball Pass will often be employed by players. Teaching the technique early therefore…

Triangle Shot Blocking Drill
Triangle Shot Blocking Drill Diagram 1

The Triangle Shot Blocking Drill looks to provide an opportunity for a defensive player to practice their shot blocking around the basketball hoop. Shot blocking is a very challenging activity when initially a player tries to perform the technique. The Triangle Shot Blocking Drill looks to provide a realistic situation, with the potential to have…

Link Passing Transition Drill
Link Passing Transition Drill Diagram 1

The Link Passing Transition Drill integrates the use of all possible passes within basketball while proving a scenario specific to practicing one of the more troublesome aspects of transition, the second or link pass.   The Link Passing Transition Drill starts with an offensive player (One) positioned under the basket at one end of the…