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Basketball for Beginners: Improving Your Basketball Skills

This course intends to help anyone improve their basketball skills by going through a series of basketball drills.

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Course Content

5 sections • 20 lectures •
About me and Goals for You

In this lecture, I will briefly talk a little about myself and will share my goals and expectations for you.

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Basketball Rules

This lecture is to briefly go over some of the basic basketball rules that you will need to be familiar with.

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Triple Threat

The triple threat position allows you to do three offensive moves with the ball: pass, dribble and shoot. In this lecture, you will learn more about the usage of the triple threat.

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Shooting

There are a couple tips in helping you shoot with a fundamentally correct shooting form. In this lecture, you will learn these tips in becoming a better shooter.

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Pivoting

Pivoting allows to move around when you have picked up your dribble. In this lecture, you will learn how to pivot correctly in a game-like scenario.

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Jump Stop/Power Hop

The jump stop is helpful offensive footwork that can be used at the end of a dribble or to receive a pass and be in a triple threat position. In this lecture, you will learn the importance of why the jump stop can be so useful in basketball.

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Layup

There are a couple of tips that can help improve your ability to make layups. In this lecture, you will learn some of these tips.

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Pass Fake/Pump Fake

The pump fake is used when you want to pretend you are shooting the ball by bringing the ball in a shooting motion. The pass fake is used when you want to pretend you are passing the ball by bringing the ball in a passing motion. In this lecture, you will learn how to incorporate these techniques on the basketball court.

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Setting and Using Screens

Screens are used to help your teammates get open, and there is a proper way of setting and using them. In this lecture, you will learn how to utilize screens on the basketball court.

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Moving Without the Ball

There are moves you can make when you do not have the ball. In this lecture, you will learn how to utilize these off-ball moves in a game-like scenario.

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Dribbling Drills

I will show you 30 dribbling drills that will help increase your ball-handling skills. The dribbling drills are split into three segments which include stationary drills with dribbling and no dribbling and drills that require you to move with the ball.

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Shooting Drills

I will show you the fundamental way to shoot a basketball and provide 10 drills that can improve your shooting ability. These shooting drills are very basic, and anyone is capable of working on these drills on their own.

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Passing Drills

I will show you the fundamental way to make a certain type of passes and provide drills to improve your passing skills. These passing drills are also basic, and you can work on them on your own as long as you have a target against a wall.

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On-ball Defense

There are proper techniques in guarding an offensive player with the ball. In this lecture, you will learn the proper defensive techniques that will help you to become a better on-ball defender.

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Off-ball Defense

There is the proper way to play defense when the offensive player that you are guarding does not have the ball. In this lecture, you will learn how to be a better off-ball defender.

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Communicating

Communication is a crucial part of playing solid team defense. In this lecture, you will learn some examples and scenarios that will show you how to communicate effectively on the basketball court.

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Rebounding

Defense is not over until a defensive player has gotten a rebound, so it is important to know how to rebound correctly. In this lecture, you will learn some fundamental rebounding techniques that will improve your rebounding skills. The downloadable material also provides you with crucial tips for rebounding.

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Stealing/Blocking

There are proper techniques when it comes to stealing the ball or blocking shots. In this lecture, you will learn some tips that will help you to obtain some steals and blocks in a basketball game.

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Off-ball and On-ball Defensive Drills

These drills will help you become a better defensive player. These are basic defensive drills that you can work on your own.

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Off-ball and On-ball Defensive Drills

These drills will help you become a better defensive player. These are basic defensive drills that you can work on your own.

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Requirements

  • Obtain basketball shoes (preferably one for Outdoors and another for indoors). Obtain basketball (preferably one for outdoors and another for indoors). Need proper basketball attire. Need a willingness to learn.

Description

Welcome to the Basketball for Beginners Course!

Although this course is titled for beginners, it is open to anyone at any skill level. The reason why this course is open for everyone is that this course is about learning the fundamentals of basketball; the fundamentals are the foundation of any basketball player at any level.

Expectations from this course.

The course is split into four sections which are knowing to know what to do on offense and defense and learning drills to improve your offensive and defensive skills. Whether you are on an offensive or a defensive possession, you will learn what to move to make in a specific scenario. Furthermore, you will learn drills that will help you make those moves efficiently in live-action. In this course, you will also learn basketball terminologies. This course will consist of lectures that are about 1 hour long in total.

Why take this course?!

Take this course because basketball is just a fun sport/hobby to get involved in. It will also be a great learning experience. I guarantee if you apply the things I teach to you from this course, then your basketball I.Q. and skills will improve dramatically.

Who this course is for:

  • anyone who wants to pick up basketball as a hobby
  • students of the game of basketball
  • serious basketball players that play in organized basketball

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