Teaches footwork, change of direction, shooting on the move.
Drill Instructions and Diagrams
This drill can be executed a few different ways depending on how many players are available. This explanation will concentrate on a player working alone.
- Place a chair, foul line extended, 15 feet out with the seat facing the basket. Place a ball on the chair. Player starts on the ball-side block.
- Player cuts to the ball and jump-stops.
- Player picks up the ball, puts it in a shooting position. Player then executes an inside pivot, using his baseline foot as a pivot foot (an inside pivot is one where the non-pivot foot is brought back toward the basket so that the player does a complete turn and finishes facing the basket).
- Player shoots. Player chases down the rebound. If shot was missed, player follows and scores. If shot was made, player gets ball out of the net.
- Player then dribbles back to the chair, executing a change dribble (crossover, spin, inside out, etc…) on the way.
- Player touches the seat of the chair with the ball, inside pivots and shoots again.
- Move chair beyond the 3-point line. Execute drill as above.
- When player pivots, he then makes a sweep move, opposite his pivot foot, for a 1 dribble shot.
- Execute drill as above.
- After inside pivot and sweep, player executes a counter move as if he has been cut off by the defense. Counter move can be a change dribble (crossover, etc.), pivot (drop-step a la Tim Duncan or step-thru) or shot adjustment (step-back jumper).
- Drill can be run be number of shots, number of makes or by time.
- Once drill is complete, take chair to the other side and repeat
- Once both sides are complete, start drill again using the top foot.
- Get low to get ball on the chair and stay low through the entire move until the shot.
- After rebounding, test your ball handling back to the chair.
- Dribble outside your comfort zone. Try dribbling moves you would not normally attempt.
- Make your sweep dribble (2nd and 3rd progression) long. Cover as much ground as possible with the dribble.
- Use the dribble to get closer to the basket, not to the side.
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