The Breakthrough Basketball Newsletter for Players -- Issue #12: March 27, 2008

12 Surefire Basketball Tips for the Off Season - What Should Players Do Between Seasons?

Simple Trick to Evaluate Your Shooting Stroke and Quickly Improve

10 Spot Shooting Drill

Rebounding Fundamentals and Tips

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


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Zack says:
10/28/2011 at 12:30:48 PM

I wanted to know if u kno any attacking the basket drills and be more successful when u drive to the basket and do u kno any good vertical exercise to improve my vertical ?


purvi kakkar says:
5/22/2008 at 9:45:29 PM

hello good morning to all thank u so much
for given me the information about basket balll
i want more information about this games with the new rules & how to teach the student &how to give them a knowledge of this game
if u can tell me i will be glad to u
thank u for the information u have given me so far
hope u give me more information
about this game.......


Joe Haefner says:
5/8/2008 at 11:39:29 AM

Hi Purvi,

You can find more basics and ruels at this link:

Joe Haefner


purvi kakkar says:
5/2/2008 at 12:47:59 AM

hi dear thanks its nice but i want some more i want to now about the new rules of basket ball and some thing more about this game


Joe Haefner (Co-Founder of Breakthrough Basketball) says:
4/14/2008 at 8:29:58 AM

Hi Eric,

We glad to hear we've been helpful. We plan on adding lots of free information and products in the future, so keep checking back.


eric quinones says:
4/13/2008 at 9:30:12 PM

basketball is a great game, my moves are getting better now as i have applied almost all of the tips you have send to me. Thank you very much! I want to be improved further ergo I want to receive more of your tips.


Joe Haefner (Co-Founder of Breakthrough Basketball) says:
4/7/2008 at 8:06:07 AM

Hi Tim,

You will need to use your legs. Your legs help generate power for your shot. If you don't use your legs, it makes it very difficult to shoot a 3-point shot. You may also need to drop your elbow slightly.

In order to increase your range, go as far out as you can go while being able to comfortably shoot the basketball with good form. Let's say that's 15 feet. Take a step back to 17 or 18 feet and work on that shot until you can comfortably shoot the ball with good form. Once, you can do that, take another step back, and shoot until you're comfortable from that spot. By then, you should be shooting 3-pointers. Be patient. This can take months, even years. If you are under the age of 15, I wouldn't even worry about shooting 3-pointers.

You do NOT need to shoot 3-pointers in order to be a good basketball player. It helps, but it is not a necessity. In college basketball this year, a player by the name of Adam Emmenecker who played basketball at Drake won the MVP award of Missouri Valley Conference and he did not make one 3-point shot. And he was a point guard!!

Make sure to focus & play to your strengths and work on your weaknesses.


Tim says:
4/7/2008 at 5:39:27 AM

i am too weak so i cant shoot a 3 pointer. what can i do to train , so that i can shot futher away?


carlos says:
4/2/2008 at 9:40:48 AM

los manuales son muy istructivos y me han servido mucho, dentro de esto me gustaría sugerirles los publiquen en español, puesto que la ayuda que ustedes prestan podria ser mas diversificada, muchas gracias amigos.


slam dunk says:
3/31/2008 at 5:01:31 PM

i want to know more about basket


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