The Finishing Academy

Are you having trouble finishing around the rim or in the paint? Don’t worry. Our Finishing Academy has you covered!

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The finishing academy is a full curriculum covering all the details on how to be a better finisher. There are multiple drills, film studies and concepts inside this curriculum that will help you finish around elite shot blockers.

  • How to develop touch around the rim.

  • How to raise your percentage in the paint

  • How to finish against big shot blockers

  • Mastering your footwork in the paint

  • How to Use Contact to create space

  • How to manipulate the ball on pickups

The Finishing Guide

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Watch First

  • 2

    Finishing Academy Intro

    • Intro to Finishing Academy

  • 3

    Section 1: Understanding Your Hands around the Basket

    • Introduction To Understanding Your Hands Around The Rim

    • Under Hand Finger Roll

    • Under Hand Floater

    • Under Hand Cross Body

    • Side Hand Spins ( Reg Wrist Turn )

    • Side Hand Finger Roll

    • Side Hand Spins ( Opposite Wrist Turn )

    • Over Hand Shots and Floaters

  • 4

    Section 2: Mastering Your Pick Ups

    • One Handed Scoop Pick Up Breakdown

    • Two Hand Extension Pick Up Breakdown

    • Behind The Back Pick Up Breakdown

    • Running Back Pick Up Breakdown

    • Hook Pick Up Breakdown

    • Two Handed High Pick Up Breakdown

    • Behind The Head Pick Up Breakdown

    • 2 Hand Low Pickup (Kill Pickup)

  • 5

    Low Pick Up Progressions

    • Stationary Low Pickups Inside Foot Finish Drill

    • Stationary Low Pick Ups Outside Foot Finish

    • Stationary Low Pick Up Extensions

    • 1 Dribble Low Pickup Finish Drill

    • Low Pickup 2 Dribble Drive Outside Foot Finish

  • 6

    One Hand Pin Pick Up Progressions

    • Pin Pick Up Breakdown

    • Pin Pick Up; Push Through Contact

  • 7

    One Hand High Pick Up Progressions

    • One Handed High Pick Up Breakdown

    • One Handed High Pick Up with Manipulation

  • 8

    One To Two Handed High Pick Up Progressions

    • One To Two Handed High Pick Up Breakdown

    • One To Two Handed High Pick Up; Two Dribble Drive

  • 9

    Section 3: Keys to Contact + Finishes

    • Introduction to contact + Finishes

    • Transition Fade X Nudge

    • Power Finish-Contact In The Air

    • Two Hand High Pickup

    • Two Hand Manipulation for Contact

    • Closing The Gap To Nudge X Finish

    • Nudge X Leaner

    • Nudge X Step Out

    • Bumps X Euro Steps

  • 10

    Section 4: Mastering Specific Finishes

    • Drills, Challenges and Film Studies

  • 11

    First Step Finish

    • First Step Finish | Breakdown

    • First Step Finish Explanation

    • First Step Finish | NBA Example 1

    • First Step Finish | Drill 1

    • First Step Finish | Challenge

    • First Step into Underhand Finish Drill

    • First Step Finish Runner Drill

    • First Step Side Hand Finish Drill

    • First Step Finish | Summary

    • Step Through Finish | NBA Example

  • 12

    Second Step Finish

    • Second Step Finish | Breakdown

    • Second Step Finish | NBA Example

    • Second Step Finish with Side Hand Drill

    • Second Step Finish Nudge with Leaner Drill

    • Second Step Reverse Finish Drill

    • Second Step Finish Challenge: Time to beat 42 Seconds

    • Second Step Finish | Summary

  • 13

    Mastering your floaters

    • Introduction to Floaters

    • Floater Off Of One Foot Breakdown

    • Floater Off Of Two Feet Breakdown

    • Floater; Short Corner Area

  • 14

    Floater

    • Floater | Breakdown + Drill

    • Floater | NBA Example

    • Floater | Challenge

  • 15

    Runner

    • Runner | Breakdown

    • First Step Runner Drill

    • Cross Body Runner Drill

    • Midline Runner Challenge. Time to Beat 40 Seconds

    • Runner | Challenge Time to beat 19.2 Seconds

    • Runner | Summary

  • 16

    Swing Step

    • Swing Step | Breakdown

    • Swing Step | NBA Example

    • Swing Step | Drill 1

    • Swing Step | Drill 2

    • Swing Step | Drill 3

    • Swing Step | Challenge

    • Swing Step | Summary

  • 17

    Power Finish

    • Power Finish | Summary

    • Power Finish | NBA Example 1

    • Power Finish | NBA Example 2

    • Power Finish | NBA Example 3

    • Power Finish | Breakdown

    • Power Finish | Drill 1

    • Power Finish | Drill 2

    • Power Finish | Challenge

  • 18

    Mastering Your Spins

    • Introduction to a Spin Move

    • Spin Move Off Of One Foot

    • Spin Move Off Of Two Feet

    • Spin Move Off A Hop Step

    • Spin Move Into Controlled Fade Away

    • Spin Move Off A Punch Drag Stop

  • 19

    Euro Step

    • Push Euro Drill Breakdown Drill

    • Euro Step | NBA Example

    • Euro Step Reverse Drill

    • Push Euro Step Drill

    • Euro Step | Challenge

  • 20

    Veer

    • Veer | Summary

    • Veer | NBA Example

    • Veer Finish Drill Breakdown

    • Veer Finish Drill

    • 2 Dribble Veer Finish Drill

    • Veer | Challenge

  • 21

    Mastering Your Step Through

    • Introduction To Step A Thru

    • Step Thru Off A Speed Stop ( One-Two Stop)

    • Step Thru Off A Hop Step

    • Step Thru Off A Step-Back

    • Step Thru Drill; Combining All Three Actions

  • 22

    Mastering Your Leaner

    • Introduction To A Leaner

    • Leaner Breakdown

  • 23

    Mastering the Step Out Finish

    • Introduction To A Step Out

    • Step Out Breakdown

  • 24

    Mastering A Runner

    • Introduction To A Runner

    • First Step Runner Breakdown

    • Second Step Runner Breakdown

    • Runner To The Short Corner Area; Difficult Contest

  • 25

    Pass Fakes to Finishing

    • Behind The Back Pass Fake Tutorial

    • One Hand Pass Fake Finish

    • 2 Hand Pass Fake + Finish

  • 26

    Shot Fakes to Finishing

    • Two Hand Shot Fake On The Ground

    • One hand up and under finish

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FAQ

  • How do I access my academy courses?

    HoopStudy Academy is a digital course. You will use the credentials you signed up with to login to your dashboard.

  • What age/ability is this made for?

    Players of all ages and abilities can benefit greatly from this guide. However you do need to have the fundamentals down.