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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