Place a chair on the perimeter. The chair should be at an angle, so the side of the chair is square to the basket with the back of the chair facing the defender and the front of the chair facing towards the offensive player.
The offensive player starts near the top of the key. The defensive player stands behind the chair with their right foot in the center of the chair, facing the offense.
The offense player jump stops at the chair, picks up the ball, then executes what ever pivot you want to work on. It could be a step through, a sweep, or a drop step.
The defensive player goes when the offensive player picks up their swing foot and it's live.
We give the offensive player 6 attempts and then offense and defense switch. Then we go to the other side of the floor.
For variations, you can move this chair all over the floor and have the chair face different directions to simulate other game situations.
- On a step through pivot, the player rips the ball below the chair and takes an explosive first step straight to the front of the rim.
- Shoulders at level of defensive player's hips.
- Drive foot into ground.
- Get foot quickly back to the floor.
- Extend dribble.
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