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2. Passing & Catching, Dribbling

See YouTube skills playlists (Passing, Dribbling).

Passing and Catching

Dribbling

  • Stationary ballhandling & dribbling
  • Dribble while moving e.g. skip, backpedal
  • From triple threat
  • Speed dribble - dominant hand, weak hand, alternating hands
  • Rhythm dribble - ball and inside foot hit at the same time (protect the ball)
  • Drive and finish or pass
  • Catch and go
  • Shift speeds
  • Turn the corner, cut off your defender, attack in a straight line
  • Crossover moves
    • Cross spin (Tony Parker)
      • counter - cross to half-reverse layup
  • Protect the ball
    • closed stance, arm bar
    • control dribble (crab) - defender on shoulder
    • back-down dribble - defender on hip
    • escape - retreat dribble, retreat crossover (or between), lateral dribble
      • retreat, hip swivel, attack or cross
  • Inside-out moves
  • Between the legs (scissor series)
    • scissor the feet to land in a split stance (lunge position), or step forward with the back foot, go thru
    • stop separation - jump stop ("hockey" stop), between
    • 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
  • Pocket dribble - pull the ball back outside the hip
  • Behind the back
    • sit on the ball (a V)
    • wrap around the back
    • Speed stop exchange - speed stop, behind the back (stop separation)
  • Hesitation moves
    • Rise up - fast-slow-fast, stop and go, show shot
    • Stutter
    • Skip (inside foot)
      • load-up (scissor) move - skip, drop the inside foot back, push off (drop position)
    • Glide (shuffle, gallop step, kick step)
  • Reverse dribble - change hands
    • fake reverse - baseline drive, reverse, reverse again, attack the basket
    • reverse dribble to drag move to drop position (then dribble step-thru to inverted drop, can reverse dribble again)
  • Spin dribble
    • half spin - fake a spin dribble
  • Other combo moves
    • e.g., behind-behind (Steve Nash)
  • Primary-secondary moves
    •  e.g. inside-out cross, hesi between
  • Dribble-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)
        • counter - dribble-jab inside-out (Drew Hanlen)
    • Stutter and go (3 steps, jab-jab-jab, can be outside-inside-outside foot)
    • Drop cross (cross jab, switch-hand move) - switch hands, jab back the other way
      • counter - cross jab cross (or between)
    • Jab-crossover (pound cross) - pound dribble & jab with the outside (dribble) foot, crossover
      • jab between
  • Push out (turn dribble)
    • mini inside-out and dribble-foot jab at the same time
    • shoot (freeze pull-up)
    • push-out cross
    • push-out stunt - push-out, jab opposite (fake cross), attack
  • Throw-down dribble
    • throw the ball into the floor from one side to the other (avoid a travel on a same-side drive)
  • Jamal Crawford shift cross
    • dribble behind or between, shift opposite, dribble behind (see Crawford finish)
  • Closed-stance
    • Isaiah Thomas - pound and crossover step (get an angle), hesitate, attackup


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