Youth Basketball Coaching - Dribbling
is played from a low stance for quick reactions and movements.
to keep body between defender and ball
not step back away from defender (They will attack if they are smart)
arm, not used to dribble with, up to protect the ball.
short (about 6" - 8") step at defense as a fake or to
force them to move.
be sharp and not overextended (keep weight balanced).
head and shoulders down towards the defender.
(Start with ball on right/left hip)
foot, ball dribbled off of right hip, bring left foot forward, left
arm up to protect the ball, head up.
stance, weak arm up
of body between defender and ball
over back foot.
directly at defense with head up.
jab step (do not overextend it) if defender does not honor it drive
past him and keep going.
right (assume defender honors it).
up right foot, crossover so that it is placed to top of defender's
ball over low on dribble, go past with left handed dribble.
dribbling (right side), jab with left foot, dip to left, keep going
to right. Make sure the next step is with the right foot.
stuttering very quickly, go right at defender, they will usually
back straight up.
Moves have to be made close enough to the defender to affect him.
(i.e. get close and attack.)
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