In the past year, Eric Flannery has won a state championship as head coach at St. Edward High School in Lakeland, Ohio, and a gold medal as assistant coach for the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s U17 World Championship Team. He has just published a book about his experience and philosophy as a...

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In the past year, Eric Flannery has won a state championship as head coach at St. Edward High School in Lakeland, Ohio, and a gold medal as assistant coach for the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s U17 World Championship Team. He has just published a book about his experience and philosophy as a...

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    Oct 30, 2014

Introduction Here is an exercise that will help you learn to shoot the jumper, the most effective shot in basketball. It is for all ages. However, boys and girls under 13 should use a smaller ball and the basket should be lower (8 ft. 6 in.). The exercise is in two parts, Getting Set and Shooting....

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    Scott Kenney
  • Date:
    Oct 30, 2014

•  YOUTH TIPS: The Basic Jump Shot •  ADVANCED TIPS: Shooting Routines for Guards Here are three tips that you can implement right now into all of your basketball shooting drills. Whether it's shooting off the dribble, off the pass or from the triple-threat, these tips will...

In the past year, Eric Flannery has won a state championship as head coach at St. Edward High School in Lakeland, Ohio, and a gold medal as assistant coach for the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s U17 World Championship Team. He has just published a book about his experience and philosophy as a...

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  • Date:
    Oct 30, 2014

Introduction Here is an exercise that will help you learn to shoot the jumper, the most effective shot in basketball. It is for all ages. However, boys and girls under 13 should use a smaller ball and the basket should be lower (8 ft. 6 in.). The exercise is in two parts, Getting Set and Shooting....

  • Author:
    Scott Kenney
  • Date:
    Oct 30, 2014

•  YOUTH TIPS: The Basic Jump Shot •  ADVANCED TIPS: Shooting Routines for Guards Here are three tips that you can implement right now into all of your basketball shooting drills. Whether it's shooting off the dribble, off the pass or from the triple-threat, these tips will...

The 2014-15 NBA season tipped off this week, and several players who are making their professional debuts can proudly call themselves USA Basketball alumni. Which of them will someday return to USA Basketball action with the Men's National Team?

Malik Newman (Callaway H.S./Jackson, Miss.) took home Tournament MVP as the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s U17 World Championship Team won gold at the FIBA U17 World Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in August. Newman's message to youth basketball players: focus on the basics and always have fun playing the game.

  • Date:
    Oct 28, 2014

Check out some of the people and organizations USA Basketball is following with this week’s USA Basketball Social Roundup:   Lauren, your courage has inspired us all and since I can't be at your game I am dedicating my next game to you. I'll also be making a donation to The Cure Starts...

It’s been quite a year for Eric Flannery. As an assistant coach for the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s U17 National Team, he won a gold medal at the FIBA U17 World Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in August. A few months before that, in his role as head coach at St. Edward High...

• Coach Phillips: Making Positive Impact • VIDEO: Rewarding Hustle Sue Phillips, who led the USA Basketball Women’s U17 National Team to gold at the 2014 FIBA World Championship in the Czech Republic in July, is entering her 22nd season as head coach of the girls basketball team at...

  • Author:
    Dr. T.J. Allan
  • Date:
    Oct 23, 2014

If you're a good basketball shooter, the coach will find a spot for you on the floor, especially at the high school level. Thus, it becomes extremely important to learn the correct basketball shooting technique, and to practice various shooting drills over and over and over again. Larry Bird didn't...

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    By Paul Tayyar,
  • Date:
    Oct 23, 2014

Being a better ball handler takes a lot of work, as you develop coordination and comfort with the ball. Here is a drill that works wonders in helping you dribble the ball better with both hands. How to Do the Drill: Stand at one end of the court. Have a basketball in each hand. Begin to walk,...