Inner City Moves by 5-Star Basketball

This was one of my favorite instructional videos growing up and now you can find it on Youtube!

Coach Holowicki takes you through a progression of dribbling moves and finishing drills starting from the basic and moving up to the complex.

I found this useful as player, because it gave me structured moves to practice. While some are more useful than others, they all bring an element of fun and flash to the game.

Lastly, if you have a few moves that you know you can hit to get you to where you want to be on the court, as well as the counter to those moves, you will be a step ahead of the defense. You can dictate the flow of the game instead of just purely responding to what the defense gives you!

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Part Two:


Now get out there and practice some new moves!


Beat the Pro

For today’s installment, I thought I would share a way to add some pressure and competition to your shooting practice this summer.


Have you ever imagined that you are playing for your favorite NBA or college basketball team? When I was younger I would go out on a low rim and dunk all day with my tongue out pretending I was Michael Jordan. The following drill is about playing a game against your favorite (or least favorite player).

Beat the Pro:

These are the rules of the game. Every time you take and make a shot, you get +1 point. Whenever you take and miss a shot, you imaginary opponent gets +1 point. Whoever gets a lead of +5 first wins!


You can try from different spots and different distances in order to challenge yourself. You can also change the scoring rules to where you get +1 point if your shot is a swish, no points if you make the shot but it touches the rim, and +1 for your imaginary opponent when you miss.


Marlins Varsity Boys 2014-2015