The dribble handoff can be difficult to defend by causing defensive mismatches that allow for players and teams to make efficient, playmaking opportunities.
This drill progression will develop players penetration skills, finishing skills, decision making, as well as making pull-up jumpers.
Skill: Coming Off the Dribble Handoff
Purpose: Create defensive mismatches
Benefits: Players will improve ballhandling, finishing, and shooting skills as well as elevate their decision making
Teaching: Run through the ball. Brush the handoff teammate with your body to close space for the defense. Read your defender to make correct reads.
Drills: Purchase the PDF to see the full progression
Teams need players to score quickly, efficiently, and effectively. None of this playing around with the basketball to make something happen. Simple shots, good shot fakes, strong drives to the rim, and purposeful dribbles. This Face Up Series will help players develop or enhance that skill set.
Skill: Scoring from the Face Up Position
Purpose: Force defense to guard various ways of scoring
Benefits: Numerous - facing up allows offensive player to see the floor. Make simple plays of shot, pass, or drive. Requires defense to guard the ballhandler which creates space for teammates.
Teaching: Catch and face the basket with feet and body. Eyes up at the rim. Ball protected. Use shot fakes, jab steps, and the ability to make the shot for keeping the defense off balance
Drills: See Face Up PDF
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