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2. Passing, Dribbling

Passing

  • Basic
    • coordination - passing, catching
    • stationary (triple threat)
    • on the move, off the dribble
    • chest, bounce, overhead, push
    • receiving - show both hands, meet the pass, catch with both hands, jump stop
  • Intermediate
    • pass fake
    • one hand off the dribble
    • penetrate and kick, dish
    • against pressure - pivot, sweep, rip, pass fake
  • Advanced
    • skip, baseball
    • hook, sidearm (circular, wrap), shovel (across the body), behind the back, kick (sideways), flip (dominant hand across the body, outside-hand guide)up

Dribbling

  • Basic
    • stationary ballhandling & dribbling
    • dribble while moving e.g. skip, backpedal
    • from triple threat (catch with a hop stop)
    • speed dribble - dominant hand, weak hand, alternating hands
    • switch hands, crossover, reverse dribble
    • control dribble (crab)
    • hesitation - stutter, fast-slow-fast (or stop and go)
    • inside-out
    • drive and finish or pass
  • Intermediate
    • catch and go
    • shift speeds
    • turn the corner, cut off your defender, attack in a straight line
    • hesitation - skip (inside foot)
      • load-up (scissor) move - skip, drop the inside foot back, push off
    • back-down dribble - defender on hip
    • escape dribble - pullback, pullback crossover (or between), lateral
      • pullback, hip swivel, attack or cross
    • roll crossover (throw across), between the legs (scissor), behind the back (sit on the ball), wrap (around the back), spin
    • primary-secondary e.g. inside-out cross, hesi between
  • Advanced
    • hesitation - gallop step (shuffle, float)
    • half spin - fake a spin dribble
    • fake reverse - baseline drive, reverse (change hands), reverse again, attack the basket
    • scissor series
      • hesi scissor cross, scissor inside-out, scissor cross wrap, scissor wrap, scissor cross cross
      • scissor hesi, scissor cross (Hardaway), scissor hesi cross
      • scissor under, scissor under cross
    • crossover series
      • hesi cross (Iverson), hesi inside-out (counter)
      • cross jab - switch hands, jab back the other way
        • counters - cross jab between, cross jab cross
      • cross cross - double crossover
      • cross spin (Tony Parker)
        • counter - cross to half-reverse layup
    • other jab moves
      • Nash dribble-jab and go - jab with the inside (non-dribble) foot
        • dribble-jab cross (jab inside, jab outside, cross; progression - Iverson cross)
        • stutter and go (3 steps, jab-jab-jab, can be outside-inside-outside foot)
      • jab-crossover (pound cross) - pound dribble & jab with the outside (dribble) foot, crossover
        • jab between
      • side (stutter) jab, jab-at (rotate hips), jab-at pullback-jab
    • other combo moves, e.g., behind-behind (Steve Nash)
    • closed-stance explosion (Isaiah Thomas) - pound and crossover step (get an angle), hesitate, attack.up


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