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by Matt Beeuwsaert

In our academy, we often remind the kids that a good basketball player has the ability to see the play before it happens. What we mean by that is, a player needs to think ahead. For example, if a player decides to dribble to the basket, but puts his head down, dribbles into a crowd, and loses the ball along the way,then we explain to them that they were not thinking ahead. To explain this in detail, we usually rewind the situation on the court by asking each player to go back to where they were before the play occurred. We then walk the dribbler through the same exact movements to show them that sometimes when they penetrate with the dribble, they can draw the defense to them, leaving someone open for the pass, and creating a shot for their teammate.

In this video, Rajon Rondo takes ” thinking ahead ” to another level. ; )

NBA Game Film Analysis: Instructional Videos for Kids CLIP #1/Game 5 Heat vs Celtics Rondo’s tap from Coach Beez on Vimeo.

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by Matt Beeuwsaert

Besides your shooting mechanics ( ie; how you hold the ball in your shooting hand, how you push the ball with your fingers, the position of the left hand, etc. ), two of the main components to shooting the 3-point shot are the TIMING OF YOUR RELEASE and the USE OF YOUR LEGS. In this video, I demonstrate how using these two aspects of shooting correctly can help tremendously in becoming a consistent long-range shooter.

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by Matt Beeuwsaert

HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN SHOT

As an offensive player, there are a number of ways to score. For example, one way is to use a screen from another teammate. But there are times when you have to rely solely on your own one-on-one skills to get your shot off. When you find yourself in that situation, a great way to create your own shot is by creating space between you and your defender. How do you create space? By first getting your defender off-balance.

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by Matt Beeuwsaert

Kyle is one of the many young players in our academy. He is a left handed player, so in this video session, Kyle and I work on developing and improving his right handed layup. It is imperative that players are able to shoot a layup on either side of the basket, using either hand. Kyle is a very hard worker and has a great attitude, so teaching him a new skill is easy and enjoyable. In this video you will see how we break down the basic fundamentals of shooting a layup with the off hand. Since this video was taken, Kyle is now able to make his right hand layup with ease. GREAT JOB KYLE!

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