Sports & Games

Creating Space From Your Defender

Stephen Curry

Lesson time 12:19 min

With the help of his practice partner, Brandon, Stephen teaches a few concepts for getting past a defender and creating an open shot.

Stephen Curry
Teaches Shooting, Ball-Handling, and Scoring
In 17 lessons, the two-time MVP breaks down his mechanics, drills, mental attitude, and scoring techniques.
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Stephen Curry teaches the shooting, ball-handling, and scoring techniques that have made him a two-time MVP. For the first time ever, Stephen is teaching everything he’s learned, from perfect shooting mechanics to on-court concepts and basketball drills.


Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.


Got to know a lot of the tiny details of the movements and of the game.Learnt that only you are responsible for your results.

OMG! This is awesome. I learned how to make perfect shots all the time and even if i miss now i know what went wrong for me and what i need to fix. When i just started to play basketball my team couch always taught to shoot whole team with a rebounds. But flawless shots is more better.

I've learned a new perspective on acquiring the fundamentals of the game and the value of hard work and the proper mindset. Thanks, Stephen!


A fellow student

Curry I was the best on my old team and now I mad the point guard spot this week thank you

Ryan L.

Kyrie I’ve got to say curry better so you better practice when your on the nets

Micaela V.

Well taught and slowly explained. I like how Steph shows us what do do in each situation with the pull dribble so that I always have a chance to score. I also am glad he explained the PLYO step. I also never really watch my defender but I definitely should and will be working on that.

Jack K.

Steph I would just like you to know that your the reason that I play basketball and want to be just like you when I grow up and some day I hope I’m able to play against you or with you in the NBA. Your biggest fan, Jack Kennedy

A fellow student

What about when ur defender is jumping back, like when u did ur center jab he stepped back but in travel ball I feel that the move doesn’t work for me because my defender just comes back to the same spot in the beginning because i step back and give the opportunity for him to step in front

Gregory B.

What if your defender is stronger than you and he’s still defending you aggressively

Frank H.

I've never seen someone stand as crazy still as Brandon does while Steph is talking haha

Barry B.

Love how even though Curry is a guard, he still teaches me the big man moves that I need and the PG moves to expand my game

Yair S.

I have a friend that always guarding me and he is taller than me and very good defender (we are in the same speed, long arms, long legs). he gets a lot of steals from me, im getting unconfident when he guards me and i start playing like trash... any tips angainst this type of defenders?

Christopher L.

Great moves and breakdown. Going to take some practice, but its tough when your defender is a bit faster than you or has more length. Even harder when you're short and trying to drive into the paint where other players are usually taller than you.