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Viewing: Footwork and Body Control, Performance
  • Date:
    Apr 15, 2016

When guarding an opponent who is advancing the ball up the court, do the following: pick-up, lead, and influence. Picking Up As the dribbler approaches, make sure that you are moving at the same speed and in the same general direction. If the dribbler is moving much faster than you, there is little...

  • Author:
    Shelby Turcotte
  • Date:
    Jan 26, 2016

Coaches should recruit quickness, not height. - John Wooden It doesn't matter how tall you are if you can't move well. Quickness on the court can help a player cut through traffic and get open on offense as well as be pesky and annoying on defense.  Here's how you can do the same: Improve Your...

  • Date:
    Oct 21, 2015

If the jab moves the defender back, then take a shot. Otherwise, move to the basket. Here's how it's done.

  • Date:
    Sep 12, 2015

This drill helps defenders work on their close out move -- get in position before the first move is made.

This drill will help your players get open and get to the basket.

  • Author:
    By Vic Pruden
  • Date:
    Jun 7, 2011

When dribbling directly at an opponent, you must avoid charging into him/her. So you must execute a change of direction either away from the ball or toward it. Depending on how the defender reacts to your change of direction, you select from a group of four play options the most appropriate one to...

  • Date:
    Oct 7, 2010

The jump hook is a very effective shot near the basket, particularly when a taller player is guarding you. The technically sound movement pattern for the jump hook is exactly the same as for the jump shot, except for the relationship of the body to the basket. In the jump shot, your shoulders and...

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