Advanced Basketball Techniques

Video Lectures

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Lecture 1
Perfecting the Cross Over Dribble in Basketball
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Perfecting the Cross Over Dribble in Basketball


In this video lesson, Basketball Instructor, Travis Corpening, teaches the cross over dribble. It can help you get around the defender in basketball.



Video Transcript: TRAVIS CORPENING: "We talked a little bit earlier about the crossover dribble. Now, I want to show you about authenticating it. Making it a little more effective on the court. First of all, when you're doing the crossover dribble, just like we talked about before, you want to simply crossover, but when you're trying to use this in a game, to make it more effective, you want to set it up. And when you're setting up the crossover dribble, you've got be that point where you--if I'm coming from the right side trying to cross a man over to my left, I'm going here and then once you go here you've got to sell it and then cross over. So, it should look a little bit like this. Like that. Just like that. When you do it, the more you do it, like I said, the quicker you get at it. Just like any other dribble. So, you go, so the man thinks you're going. You've got to sell you're going one way and cut back the other. And the quicker you do it, the faster you do it, the more effective it will be. So, one more time, let me show it to you, exactly where you place the ball. You want to keep the ball low--keep the ball really low when you crossover. The lower you keep it, the more effective it's going to be. So, if you're dribbling up here and you try to crossover, that may work if you're playing against someone that doesn't really know how to play defense, but it probably won't. So if you're playing against somebody who really knows how to play defense, you want to set him up by looking this way, really quickly, and then go that way. But you want to be careful that you don't carry. A lot of guys in the NBA, you might want to look at it, check them out, I don't know. Some of them probably do carry a little bit, but you want to be careful not to do that. So, set it up with a move. That single move. You can get anybody like that. There you go--perfecting the crossover."

Lecture 2
Shot Fakes in Basketball
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Shot Fakes in Basketball


In this video lesson, Basketball Instructor, Travis Corpening, teaches how to shot fakes. They are a good way to trick the defender in basketball.



Video Transcript: TRAVIS CORPENING: "Before you take the shot, let's just say you got some defense on you. You want to put in a shot fake, to kind of get the man off his feet and give you time enough to get up, possibly get a foul, or just to get him out of the way so you can go ahead and take your shot--throw him off. The way you do a shot fake is, if you're coming down court and someone passes you the ball, you catch it, you want to look exactly like you're going to shoot. That means you're going to use most of the shooting mechanics that you used when we showed you earlier in the other clip. So you want to take the ball, catch the ball, step into it, pump, get the man off his feet, and then take your jump shot. So, when you're doing a shot fake, you want to make sure everything is fundamental, everything is streamlined, and you want to sell it. The way you sell it is you've got to look like you're going to shoot it. If you don't look like you're going to shoot it, he's not going to go for it. So, one more time, show you. I'm going down court, I catch the ball, step into it, shot fake, get that whole body into it--not just the arms, but you get the body, head and everything--and then once you get him off his feet, you take a jump up, follow through, and release. As soon as you've released, everything should fall right back into place with the regular shooting. So, there you go. There you have it. Shot fake."

Lecture 3
The Jump Stop in Basketball
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The Jump Stop in Basketball


In this video lesson, Basketball Instructor, Travis Corpening, teaches how to jump stop. This is a basketball skill every player should know.



Video Transcript: TRAVIS CORPENING: "Something else that you guys can use, kind of keep your defense, defense on their toes is called a jump stop. Want to be careful that you don't travel, I've been guilty of it myself a few times. But, when you do the jump stop, what you do is, you want to come, most times, it's probably more effective getting into the paint. So, I'm going to going to step back and show you using the paint here exactly how to use it. So, if I'm over here and I'm doing the jump stop. I step like this, I'm setting my man up, and on the dribble you've got to take that dribble and as soon as you dribble you got to jump. So, it's dribble and land and then you take your shot. So, as soon as you, as soon as you get off your feet, as soon as you get off your feet you've got to be prepared to land and take the shot. The purpose of the jump shot, jump stop is to get spacing so that you jump from outside of the lane, inside of the lane and get closer to the basket. That's the whole purpose of the jump stop. So, you can move it over here and take it, anywhere you want to do it. So, the jump stop, there you have it. It's one of the most effective moves getting into the paint, catching the defense, getting the defense, catching them off guard so there you have it, jump stop."

Lecture 4
Ball Fakes in Basketball
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Ball Fakes in Basketball


In this video lesson, Basketball Instructor, Travis Corpening, teaches how to do ball fakes. These are a good way to trick the defender in basketball.



Video Transcript: TRAVIS CORPENING: "One of the moves you want to use in a game when you playing against someone is a pass fake , pass fake can be use , is to get yourself open or it can be use just to simply to sell something that you not going to do that you can do completely something different like I want to pass it this way and I think I'm passing it this way and going this way so let me break it down for you and show you a little how it go, so if I'm trying to do a pass fake and I'm coming into the length a lot of guys will do is combine some drills , or moves is like the jump stop and the pass fake this one of the excellent combinations one of the most effect combinations ,you come ,you do a jump stop ,pass fake and maybe do a layup or come to the other side, you got all kinds of options but the pass fake the big thing about the pass fake is you have to sell it, you have to sell it , show you again, jump stop you come in with it you throw the defense off ,if I come in and do that come in the lane and do that, sell it like I'm going this way and look that way ,the defense might likely go that way. That leaves me open to go ahead and shot it there up have it, pass fake"

Lecture 5
The No Look Pass in Basketball
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The No Look Pass in Basketball

In this video lesson, Basketball Instructor, Travis Corpening, teaches how to do the no look pass. This is a basketball skill that can really trick the defender.



Video Transcript: TRAVIS CORPENING: "One of the other more effective moves you can do during the game is called a no look pass. Which, you got to watch, you don't want to hot dog it but, and for especially in front of the coaches because some of them might not like that. But, the no look pass simply is exactly like it says. If I'm coming down court and, were coming down court and, let?s say he over here on the other side of the paint and, I'm driving just like I want to shoot so, I'm driving full speed and I'm looking like I want to go up with the shot so, I'm right here and the defense thinks I'm going to shoot it. Say, it's a big man, he might be Shaq, and I know he's going to block my shot, I go up like this, everybody else thinks I'm going for the shot too! While I 'm going like this I drop it off to him, just like that. So, it's hundreds of different ways you can do the no look pass. I can do the no look pass coming down court simply going the other way or, I can do the no look pass, the no look pass shoveling it but, you got to sale a move before you do the no look pass. Plenty of guys just think, okay I'm going to look over here and do it which might work but, you cannot do the no look pass when you don't sell something else first. So, coming down court I'm going to show you one more no look pass coming down court and, actually looking like you're going up for the shot. So, I'm going to show that in full speed. So, here you go, I'm coming down court, so I'm looking like I'm going to shoot it and, I drop it off. So, you want to sell something else before you do that no look pass. There you have it the no look pass."
Lecture 6
The Behind the Back Pass in Basketball
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The Behind the Back Pass in Basketball


In this video lesson, Basketball Instructor, Travis Corpening, teaches how to do the behind the back pass, which can really trick the defender in basketball.



Video Transcript: TRAVIS CORPENING: "One other move that you can do when you're coming down into the paint that's a little advanced is the behind the back pass. You can do a behind the back pass straight to the chest of someone or, you can do a behind the back pass bouncing it and, it landing up there. So, just to show you a little bit about how it would work for coming down court. Coming down court you want to like any of these other moves you want to sell another move first as if you're going to do it. So, if I'm coming down court and doing the no look pass, I come down and, I sell it, I give it to him right there. You want to give it to him so he can handle it. You might not be able to get it to him right in the chest but, you want to give to him so the person you're passing to can handle it or, I can come down a lot of times, what guy's will do is, especially in the NBA, they'll come down and, they'll him them with the no look pass like that and, they won't bounce it so, come down just like that no bounce they have no idea what you're going to do, throwing the defense off, catching them completely off guard, and there you have one of the more effective passes especially in the paint. But, want to make sure you use it to your advantage and not just use it just to hot dog. There you have it, no look pass."

Lecture 7
The V-Cut in Basketball
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The V-Cut in Basketball


In this video lesson, Basketball Instructor, Travis Corpening, teaches the v-cut in basketball. It can really get you open for a shot.



Video Transcript: TRAVIS CORPENING: "When you're playing basketball, one thing especially if you're playing with other people, it's really important to get open. So, one of the more effective ways of getting open is the v-cut. Just to show you exactly, how the v-cut looks, it's exactly what it says, you can make a v. Now, while I'm coming down court, and let's say I'm on the wing, let's say I'm over here on the wing and I got a point guard up top. Now, if I'm coming down, I want to sell, I want to sell the fact. I keep saying that and, the reason I'm saying sell it, you want people to think that you're going to do something else. I want to sell the fact that I'm going down here. So, I'm selling it. I'm walking myself down here, walking my man into the paint, defense into the paint, then I break out, just like that. So, to show you how it goes, stepping out here, I'm selling it, I'm going in, I'm going, he's got me relaxed, and I'm back out for the ball, taking the shot and there you have it. So, another way you can use the v-cut, is to step down here, you can use it cutting inside of the paint and back out or, you can use it up top or, different places all over the court so it's always just to simply get open. But, if you do the v-cut, and you go defense that doesn't go for the v-cut, what you can do is, set it up a couple of times first, act like you're going to do, act like you're actually going to go down. So, what I mean is, of course I'm going to fake down and cut back out but, if they?re not going for the fake, you have to sell it. The way you got to sell it is, maybe you really do go down here and play like you're going to play like you're getting the ball and a couple times you get the ball down low so the defense thinks that what you're going to do every time. Once you get them thinking that, then, that's when you execute the v-cut. So, I come down here the first couple times down court, I ask for the ball, might shoot a layup first couple times and, then the third time I act the same way. I act like I'm going to do the same thing. Walking them down and then I cut back out for the v-cut, just like that and I take the shot. So, there you have it, v-cut."

Lecture 8
Setting Screens in Basketball
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Setting Screens in Basketball


In this video lesson, Basketball Instructor, Travis Corpening, teaches how to set a screen. This is a skill every player should have.



Video Transcript:
TRAVIS CORPENING: "I talked about, a little bit about the V cut as a way to get open. Well, another way you can use that's more basic, another way you can get open is setting, for about people setting screens, or you setting screens. Here, in order to get open off the screen there's several different ways you can do it but, in our example: we're going to use, have a man on the elbow, that's this part of the court right here, right here beside the free throw line. We're going to take this man right here, he's on the, he's on the corner and we're on the same team. We're coming down court, he's going to set the screen for me, I'm going to walk my man down just like we did on the V cut, walk my man down just like I'm coming down here, down here into the paint. But, what I do is - right here I break so that he, actually right there gets caught on my screen, on my mans screen. So, I rub shoulders and that's what you've got to do when you're, ever you're setting the screen. The guy that's got the ball and the man that's using, that's using, the man that's using the screen and the man that's setting it. You've got to rub shoulders, you rub shoulders so that the defense can't get in between you and him. So, when we do it, step down a little bit this way, right there, right there. When we do it, I come down, I sell it and then I break out like this rubbing shoulders with him so that I'm open to either catch the ball or I can use it as a curl which is actually another move, as a curl which means- I come down here, rub shoulders and curl inside to catch the ball and the defense has no idea what's going on. So, there you have it using screens."

Lecture 9
Spin Moves in Basketball
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Spin Moves in Basketball


In this video lesson, Basketball Instructor, Travis Corpening, teaches how to do some spin moves. These are a great way to get around the defender in basketball.



Video Transcript:
TRAVIS CORPENING: "Something else you might want to use to get open, just a little tidbit here, is a spin move. Now there was a player way back in the day, Earl the Pearl, he had this spin which nobody could handle, nobody could handle. So to show you a little bit, I may not be Earl the Pearl, to show you a basic, basic spin move. Now what you want to do is, you want to come down court and if you have a man here, a man here, you want to sell like you are going this way, you do not want him to know that you are going to spin, and at the very last minute, you want to spin and you switch hands. You switch hands so that you do not carry, and you do not travel. So what you do is, you dribble right here, switch hands, and come this way, and then take your shot, get your lay-up off. I am going to show you that one more time, a little faster, to make it more effective. What you want to do is, you are coming down, you are dribbling low, you are watching the court, he thinks you are going down, you just spin in, and then there you go, there you go. Make sure you switch hands, make sure you switch hands and do not use both hands, because that could be a double dribble if you continue dribbling. So there you have it, a spin move."

Lecture 10
Dribbling with Your Knees in Basketball
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Dribbling with Your Knees in Basketball


In this video lesson, Basketball Instructor, Travis Corpening, teaches how to dribble with your knees. This is a great drill you can do to improve you agility and handling skills.



Video Transcript: TRAVIS CORPENING: "One thing that you might want to do, it's kind of cool, it's not really something that you would want to use during the game or, you could, I have, is a knee dribble. It's a cool little move that you might want to use to impress your friends. So, what you want to do is, with a knee dribble, you want to drop the ball first. Drop it. You want to drop it, so that your knee can come right over top of it. When you drop it, you hit it with a knee, that's where you start. You drop and hit the knee. Hit it with a knee, drop it and hit it with a knee. When you get good with that, then you could come in and start the add the next part. So, alright, I've been practicing of dropping and getting it with the knee, dropping it and getting it with the knee, now I can switch and use my other leg. So, once you start to get it, you can start maybe two or, three times. Start with two times, and then the more you do it the better you get at it. Eventually, you'll get to the point, where you can dribble all over the court dribbling it off your knee. So, it's not going to be something that, for some of you it might be easy, it might start out being easy, but for some of you others it might be a little more difficult. But, like I said, start out just dropping it, getting your knee above the ball so that when you hit it. But, you don't want to kick it, you do not want to kick the ball. If you kick the ball you'll lose it or, it will go, it can go anywhere. So, you want to have it over top of the ball, and you want to raise your knee enough, raise your leg enough so that you can dribble and put pressure down on the ball so you can control it. There you have it dribbling with your knee."

Lecture 11
The Turn Around Jump Shot in Basketball
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The Turn Around Jump Shot in Basketball


In this video lesson, Basketball Instructor, Travis Corpening, teaches how to do the turn around jump shot, which is really hard to defend.



Video Transcript: TRAVIS CORPENING: "One other shot that Michael Jordon used to use and Kema Laguan used to use really effectively is called the turnaround jump shot. Actually when these guys use it they are pros so remember turnaround jump shot, when they do it is a turnaround fade away jump shot. So this is something you might want to practice as well but the turnaround jump shot basically for our purposes we are going to start here in the corner. If you are standing right here and you have got the ball, fed the ball, fed the ball and you've got the defensive men behind you, right. What you want to do is you want to fake, remember we talked about having the pivot foot, the pivot foot is important because you can only use it like this and once you establish it you can't move it, so this is your pivot foot. You are using the pivot foot, you back into the man, don't hit him because you don't want to foul, back into the man, spin back out and take the jump shot. There you go, but just like I said before, Colby Bryant, Michael Jordon, Kema Laguan, when they do this move it looks a little more like this, a fade away and then they get the shot. So however you want to do it, whatever is more effective, the fade away is probably more effective because if you have a man in the paint that is actually a little taller than you might want to sell that and fade away because it makes it harder for him to block and actually I used to use this move a lot this used to be one of my favorites because no one could block it. So there you have it, the turnaround jump shot."

Lecture 12
The 360 Dunk in Basketball
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The 360 Dunk in Basketball


In this video lesson, Basketball Instructor, Travis Corpening, teaches how to do the 360 dunk. This is a cool trick shot you can use, if you can jump high enough, to impress your friends.



Video Transcript: TRAVIS CORPENING: "When you are trying to do the three-sixty, you want to make sure that your timing and your feet placement are exactly right. Now you are not going to look down and see where your feet need to be probably before you do it, you have just got to feel that, but once you start getting comfortable with it, you know exactly where you need to be. So, for our purposes, when you are coming down to do the three-sixty, you want to dribble into the rim like this. And you want to take off, and when you take off you want to take off so that your body, you have enough, your center of gravity, you have enough control of your center of gravity so that you are able to spin and still keep presence of mind to know where the rim is, and that is the hardest part. Because a lot of times you come in trying to do a three-sixty and you do not have the, you do not know where the rim is, so when you come around you will miss it. So, what I am doing is, and you can also, you can practice this by, if you will look, you can practice this by actually coming, and maybe not getting a complete turn, maybe just coming right here and getting a half a turn. So that is how you start out. Once you get good enough, then you can come in and start getting the complete three-sixty all the way around and dunking it. So you can do this with two hands, harder, or you can do it with one hand. There you have it, the three-sixty dunk."

Lecture 13
The One Handed Alley Oop in Basketball
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The One Handed Alley Oop in Basketball


In this video lesson, Basketball Instructor, Travis Corpening, teaches the one handed alley oop, which is a sweet basketball move that you can use to impress your friends.



Video Transcript: TRAVIS CORPENING: "Another dunk that will look nice for the ladies, if you're trying to impress them is, the alley oop. And, now to show you the one handed alley oop. If you're coming down court, timing is everything on any alley oop. But, when you're coming down court, if you can get the person to throw you the ball so that it lands just, just above the rim or for some of you that have more ball control, just below the rim so that you can control it. What you can do is, you take off, and as you take off you have to concentrate on where the ball is. Now, for the person throwing it, you want to tell them to throw it just before you jump. So, you don't want to tell, you don't want to tell them to throw it way before you jump, not right when you jump, you want them to throw it just before you jump. So, the timing would be now, I jump, grab it and dunk. So, there you have it, one, two, three, timing once again is throw, jump, dunk, there you go. So, putting it all together and practicing it over and over, piece of cake. Putting in all the jumping drills that you can do, working on your calf muscles, perfect! There you have it, one handed alley oop."

Lecture 14
The Two Handed Alley Oop in Basketball
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The Two Handed Alley Oop in Basketball


In this video lesson, Basketball Instructor, Travis Corpening, teaches how to do the two handed alley oop, which is a sweet basketball move that you can use to impress your friends.



Video Transcript:
TRAVIS CORPENING: "Now let's talk about the two handed alley oop. First of all if you can get someone to throw it to you, timing, just as I said with any alley oop is optimum. So if you are throwing the alley oop you want to throw it just the same as you did on the one handed but when you are catching it the timing on the two handed alley oop is going to be just the same but you want to come up with two hands and probably you want to jump off two legs, two feet. So you want to jump off two feet, grab it with two hands and at first when you are first learning how to do it you want to get full extension on the arms because the two handed dunk, or any two handed dunk is a little harder or a little more difficult than a one handed so you want to get full extension on the arms, let the person throw it, when they throw it you grab it with two hands and you put it just above the rim and you bring it down. Remember with any of these dunks you do not want to try to overdo it and try to dunk it too hard because you will miss it, I guarantee it. What you want to do when you are first starting out is you want to put it in there slowly, just practice on putting the ball in, just putting the ball in. Eventually when you are jumping a little higher and you get used to doing it you can get to the point where you can put more power behind it. There you have it the two handed alley oop."

Lecture 15
The Self Pass in Basketball
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The Self Pass in Basketball


In this video lesson, Basketball Instructor, Travis Corpening, teaches how to do the self pass, which is a sweet basketball move that you can use to impress your friends.



Video Transcript:
TRAVIS CORPENING: "One final dunk I want to show you guys, or tell you guys about is the self alley oop. This alley oop actually, I don't know some people may think it's hard, or some people not. I find it to be easier. Self alley oop, what you do is, you want to come down court, staring at the rim, staring at the backboard actually, staring at the backboard. Find a spot on the backboard where you can throw it, and try to imagine exactly how you want the ball to come off the backboard, so when you throw it, I want, I want the ball to come right here, right back off the backboard, right here so that I can grab it and put it in. Ok, so what I will do is I will sit right here and I will throw it, off the backboard right here, maybe a little harder than that, off the backboard right here so it, bounces off the backboard and I have enough space from the rim, so that I can grab it and maybe tomahawk or maybe just one handed. But, when you throw it off the backboard, make sure you get your timing down and it actually, this helps you with your timing when you?re doing a regular alley oop, in my opinion. So what you do is, you come down court, you throw it off the glass, you come and you dunk it. You dunk it, but you got to probably get some of these other dunks out of the way first maybe but, this would definitely work on, your timing for the other alley oops. So there you have it, self alley oop. Dunk."