The Breakthrough Basketball Newsletter for Players Issue 11: February 12, 2008
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Announcements

Besides our new drills, tips, and videos... we have a few announcements for you:

1) We released a new and free report called "20 FREE Basketball Tips, Tricks, and Secrets - for Youth and Advanced Basketball Players". It was written by NBA Player Development Coach, Don Kelbick.

This report is free to all newsletter subscribers. You can find a link to the report in the newsletter email sent on 2/12/2008. If you can't find the email, click here to sign up again.

2) What would you like to know about shooting?

The Breakthrough Basketball Shooting eBook is coming soon!! We're making good progress on the new ebook...

We have interviewed some of the TOP shooting experts in the world and done an enormous amount of research putting this together. We think this will be far be our best seller and most popular product. That's why we've spent a ton of time researching and developing it.

Since our last survey worked so well, we decided to do the same thing again. If you would like to make suggestions and let us know what you'd like to learn about basketball shooting, leave your questions here.


New Drills, Tips, and Videos

One on One Moves Drill

Video with Tricks to Improve One on One Defense and Ball Pressure

Video and Tips: How to Move without the Ball and Get Open Shots



Let us know if you have any comments or questions...




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Asylem says:
2/12/2008 at 11:41:50 PM

I am a Brooklyn,New York Senior in high school,with no videos,75 average,and i am struggling with getting looks from school.I am registered on NCAA and played all 4 years varsity and my last 2 years averaged 12 and 12.What can I do?Also most AAU teams say its too late for me to join.

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Tony Oquialda says:
2/13/2008 at 11:19:28 PM

I found ur basketball tips very interesting and helpful. I faithfully follow the steps and tips, and found out that I have improved my shooting and defense. I hope to receive more of your tips and drills. Thank you very much!

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rufino says:
2/15/2008 at 3:10:28 AM

i liked it!

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Don Kelbick says:
2/21/2008 at 11:08:10 AM

Asylem I know you are in a very difficult situation. The way the recruiting rules have changed players such as yourself are at a big disadvantage. The rules essentially make your senior season irrelevant in regard to being recruited in Div. I and the finances make it hard for Div. II and III schools to get out enough to see players such as yourself. Don''t give up!!.

First, get a hold of as much film as you can. Call coaches personally and express your interest. Ask if you can work out for them (this is not permitted in Div. I, but is ok at other levels). Be sure to have plenty of copies of your academic transcript available as well. When speaking to coaches, ask if they know of any "Showcase events" being held after the season that you might be able to get involved with. That will allow you t play in front of several coaches at once.

Reach out to as many coaches as possible. Reach out to your coach, opposing coaches, any college coaches you know that might be willing to make a call to a school and give you a recommendation. At this time of the year, coaches will have to be taking a chance since they will not have seen you play. Keep yourself in shape and play in as many places and leagues as you can. If you can get more film, get it. Most importantly, do well with your remaining schoolwork. Coaches are more willing to take a chance on players that they don''t know if they are sure they won''t have to worry about them in the classroom. I hope this helps. Just keep talking to people.

Don Kelbick Contributing Editor - Breakthrough Basketball
www.DonKelbickBasketball.com

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Don Kelbick says:
2/22/2008 at 11:13:58 AM

"Asylem
I know you are in a very difficult situation. The way the recruiting rules have changed players such as yourself are at a big disadvantage. The rules essentially make your senior season irrelevant in regard to being recruited in Div. I and the finances make it hard for Div. II and III schools to get out enough to see players such as yourself. Don't give up!!. First, get a hold of as much film as you can. Call coaches personally and express your interest. Ask if you can work out for them (this is not permitted in Div. I, but is ok at other levels). Be sure to have plenty of copies of your academic transcript available as well.

When speaking to coaches, ask if they know of any ""Showcase events"" being held after the season that you might be able to get involved with. That will allow you t play in front of several coaches at once. Reach out to as many coaches as possible. Reach out to your coach, opposing coaches, any college coaches you know that might be willing to make a call to a school and give you a recommendation. At this time of the year, coaches will have to be taking a chance since they will not have seen you play.

Keep yourself in shape and play in as many places and leagues as you can. If you can get more film, get it. Most importantly, do well with your remaining schoolwork. Coaches are more willing to take a chance on players that they don't know if they are sure they won't have to worry about them in the classroom.

I hope this helps. Just keep talking to people.
Don Kelbick
Contributing Editor -
Breakthrough Basketball
www.DonKelbickBasketball.com

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Eno Ntofon says:
2/27/2008 at 8:43:58 PM

Advice please. I am 5'9, and have looked across the Internet from some programs to help boost certain areas: Shooting, vertical leap, and ball-handling. Everything else I am pretty much solid or decent at, and I do want to improve them, but I have not found out which is my greatest strength and greatest weakness. Anyway to find out how to recognize these features and recommended programs to help. I want your opinion, since you are an NBA Development Coach. Or maybe your own personal tips. I plan on making my High-School Team with these programs, but I would like to tell you them to.

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bradley johnson says:
3/6/2008 at 6:24:10 PM

i like basketball and i think you you've helped me alot

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Satesh says:
7/17/2008 at 11:04:31 AM

Hi Iam 6ft tall Can anyone help me as to what drill will help me to jump higher... Can i Dunk for my height....?

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