“Indecision is the enemy of success”
This technique removes doubt, indecision, and makes you more confident and aggressive.
It also speeds up your decision-making.
One of the best ways to increase your number of scoring opportunities is to make quicker decisions.
This gives the defense less time to rotate and get in position. Additionally, the help defense is constantly scrambling and out of position.
This means more open shots, more driving lanes, and more passing lanes.
Bottom line, you are more effective.
And one way to accomplish all of this is through a technique called mapping.
How “Mapping” Works
I learned this technique from Don Kelbick. And just like everything in his Attack & Counter Skill Development System, mapping is really easy to learn.
Here is how it works...
- Immediately look for Option A.
- If option A isn’t there, do option B.
- If option B isn't there, do option C.
- This helps prepare you mentally and physically.
- Your feet are lined up to shoot, your eyes are up so you can see the entire floor… both the defense and open teammates.
- You put more pressure on the defense. They have to close out more aggressively which can create gaps in the defense.
Option A - If you have the ability to shoot a high percentage, you’re open and in rhythm, you shoot the ball... as long as it makes sense with the time and score.
Option B - If you don't have the shot, you instantly think lay up.
Option C - If defense rotates to stop the drive, pull up for a jump shot.
You would be amazed what these simple mapping tips do to your assertiveness and aggressiveness on the court.
Mapping can also be applied to all aspects of the game!
In Don’s Attack & Counter Skill Development System, he shows you how to apply it to many areas in the game… triple threat attack, attacking ball screens, down screens, zipper screens, moving without the ball, etc.
When I first saw Don teach this in person, I immediately applied it to my teams, my training, and my camps because I saw how effective it was.
Now, what if your quick decisions are poor decisions? What if it’s causing more issues?
In the next article, we’re going to add another layer to “mapping” your basketball moves.
We’re going to show you how to design your basketball moves, so they automatically put you in good positions.
That way, you make quick decisions that put you in high-percentage scoring situations.
What do you think? Let us know by leaving your comments, suggestions, and questions...