Get Open To Score With This 1v1 Drill

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In this video, Breakthrough Camp instructor Jim Huber teaches you tips and techniques, so that you can create space and get open.

By getting open, this gets you more open shots and more opportunities to score when attacking the basket.

What do you think? Let us know by leaving your comments, suggestions, and questions...


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Michael Faello says:
12/15/2019 at 6:09:36 PM

This is great content. Keep the videos coming. Thank you for growing the game by sharing knowledge.


Patrick says:
6/3/2018 at 4:03:35 PM

Great drill. Just had a few questions on some of the finer points.
1) The players seemed to be primarily settling for a low % contested floater. Would you not want to emphasize trying to get closer to the rim/draw a foul/read how to get by the defender on a quick catch and go to establish some sort of advantage?

2) How should they read the defender on the catch? Is it really a bad thing if they catch beyond the high school three point line 24 feet out? If the defender chases them that far on the catch it gives more room to blow by them and

3) What footwork is used on the catch (left foot, right foot, jump stop, permanent pivot,cross over step, and so on)?

I would love to hear your thoughts!

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Joe Haefner says:
6/5/2018 at 4:50:32 PM

Those are some loaded questions, Patrick! :)

Depending on what coach you ask, you'll get different answers.

1 - Depends if you want your players shooting floaters. It's a shot that takes time to develop. If not, then sure... emphasize getting to the rim instead.

2 - Reading the defender... This offers a different viewpoint. My teaching aligns with Don Kelbick's Attack & Counter System.

If you're open, shoot it.

If you're not, drive.

If somebody has a better scoring opportunity, pass the ball.

This also has a unique perspective.

Bad if they catch at 24 feet? No. Not necessarily. However, if you teach them to catch at 20 feet, what do you think happens during games? They might routinely catch at 22 to 24 feet due to game slippage.

Also, it depends on the defense. If they are a pressure style that stays closer to the offense and further off the rim line, it might work okay. If they clog the lane with help defense, catching the ball further from the basket will result in fewer driving lanes.

If you have a really good player, it probably doesn't matter too much.

3 - For footwork, I teach pivots on both feet using different footwork. Initially, you can front pivot, reverse pivot, drop step, or hop. Counter is to drive opposite of the pass away from help defense. I teach step throughs and sweeps on drives to the basket.

The more I coach, I find that it depends on the individual too. I teach all, then I let the players do what they're comfortable with. If they are getting poor outcomes using a specific footwork, I'll try to steer them towards what they do better.


Justin says:
12/26/2017 at 10:28:19 PM

What dvd is this clip from? Coach Huber does a great job explaining everything he demonstrates.

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Joe Haefner says:
12/27/2017 at 7:42:54 AM

Glad to hear that, Justin. This is not from a DVD. We just got in the gym and filmed a bunch of stuff that players, parents, or coaches could use. We'll continue to share as we finish video edits, etc.


Harold says:
12/26/2017 at 11:25:48 AM

Thanks for all your videos.

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Joe Haefner says:
12/27/2017 at 7:43:14 AM

Appreciate the appreciation, Harold. :)


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