Develop A Faster First Step With This Drill

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These drills are great for teaching you how to get low when attacking the rim. This is critical for improving your first step speed out of your dribble moves. With the drills, you also improve ball control and finishing.

As you will see, by grabbing the cone, it forces you to drop your hips, and get into a position that is ideal to blow by the defender.

1 - By getting in the “nose over the toes” position with your hips low, this helps you produce the most force against the ground. This makes you faster.

2 - It teaches you to get in a low, stable position that makes it harder for the defender to push you off your path to the basket.

Below, there are four drill variations.


Cone Grab Lay Up

Set up one cone at the top of the key and another cone on the elbow. Begin underneath the basket. Dribble out to the top of the key and around the cone. Curl around the cone and cut passed the second cone. As you go by the second cone, pick it up and complete a lay-up.

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Cone Grab Behind The Back

Set up one cone at the top of the key and another cone on the elbow. Begin underneath the basket. Dribble out to the top of the key and around the cone. Curl around the cone and when you get to the second cone, dribble behind your back and pick up the cone and complete a lay-up.

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Right Hand


Cone Grab Crossover

This is the same as previous drill except that you use a crossover dribble.

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Right Hand


Cone Grab Between The Legs

This is the same as previous drill except that you use a between the legs dribble.

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Right Hand


This is from the Workout App for Don Kelbick’s Attack & Counter Workouts. There are over 250 drills and 300 workouts.

You can also get taught by Don Kelbick at his Attack & Counter Basketball Camps.



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Keith A. says:
1/16/2018 at 5:32:04 PM

Good cone drills. Kid can do it in his (her) driveway.

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Larry M says:
1/18/2018 at 1:39:40 PM

Very nice drill to teach control of the off-hand.

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RLMJ says:
7/10/2019 at 10:43:14 PM

good drill

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