5 STEPS TO BEING A BETTER PLAYER NOW
1. PLAY WITH YOUR KNEES BENT Point of maximum explosion 2. GET A HAND UP ON EVERY SHOOTER Even if it is not your man Even if it means leaving your feet! Only person who can score is the one with the ball 3. GAIN POSSESSION WITH TWO HANDS
Catch-concentrate on the catch first
Rebound-try for every one Loose ball-pick it up don't dribble it 4. TRY TO OUT RUN YOUR OPPONENT Break their will with your first three steps Get easy shots on offense 5. PASS TO THE FIRST OPEN PERSON Passing is faster than dribbling Move the ball, make the defense adjust "Bird in the hand is worth two in the bush"
10 BONUS EXTRAS
establish pivot foot,free shooting foot pressure the ball catch,turn & face the basket jump to the pass only dribble to go somewhere see man & ball don't surprise anyone with your shot react to the ball
GET A SHOT EVERY TIME! CONTEST EVERY SHOT!
- COACH LOK'S FIVE WAYS TO BE A BETTER BASKETBALL PLAYER RIGHT NOW !
#1 - Stay in Stance PLAY WITH YOUR KNEES BENT. Always stay in stance. It is your point of maximum explosion. Just Like a track sprinter coming out of the blocks. Be ready to move. The lowest person wins.
#2 - Contest EVERY Shot GET A HAND UP ON EVERY SHOOTER The only person who can score is the one with the ball. Go guard him even if it is not your man. Contest the shot even if it means leaving your feet(but don't fall for a head fake too easily!).
#3 - Two Hands GAIN POSSESSION WITH TWO HANDS Catch the ball with 2 hands-concentrate on the catch before you do anything else. Rebound with 2 hands-and try for every one. Pick up a loose ball with 2 hands-pick it up don't dribble it
#4 - Run Hard TRY TO OUT RUN YOUR OPPONENT EVERY TIME You will usually break their will with your first three steps. It will help you get easy shots on offense with your fast break. Getting back on defense will help stop their fast break.
#5 - Pass to the first Open TeammatePASS TO THE FIRST OPEN PERSON Passing the ball is faster than dribbling it.If you move the ball, you make the defense adjust and they might make a mistake and leave someone(maybe you!) open. Don't wait for a better pass. Remember - "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush"
#1 Pressure on the Basketball Always try to put defensive pressure on the player with the basketball. Pressure makes the offense worry more about the defense than what they are supposed to do in their offense. Rick Majerus, the coach at the University of Utah, says that pressure is when the referee is counting. If the defense is within 6 feet, the offense can only hold or dribble the ball for 5 seconds each. Play close enough to the ball to try to get a "5 count"
#2 Jump to the pass When you are on defense, every time someone passes the basketball, take a few steps in the direction that it is thrown. This will put you in a position to stop your man if he tries to cut to the basket. You also will be in the right spot to help your teammates, if their man dribbles by them.
#3 See your man and the basketball Always be able to see your man & the man with the basketball. You need to be able stop your man AND help your teammates if they get beat on the dribble.
#4 Stop the basketball When on defense, react to the basketball and help your teammates. The only man that can score is the man with the ball. If he`s open - go guard him. If he passes the ball back to your man, sprint back and be ready to pressure him again.
#1 Establish a pivot foot When you catch the ball, plant one foot and establish a pivot foot. This will allow you to use the other foot for a "rocker move" that can fake out a defender, or to set up another move.
#2 Face the basket When you catch the basketball, turn & face the basket and get into "triple threat position". This is the position that you will be able to shoot, pass, or dribble from. Then the defense has more things to worry about and you will be hard to guard.
#3 Dribble for a reason If you dribble the basketball, only dribble for a good reason. Good reasons to dribble are: to dribble the ball up the floor, to drive to the basket, to get in better position to make a pass, or to relieve some defensive pressure.
#4 Good shot or Bad shot? Don't ever surprise anyone with your shot. If your teammates and coach expect you to shoot, it`s probably a shot that they think you can make. They also will be ready for an offensive rebound or to get back on defense. That makes it a good shot. A rebound gives your team another chance to score. If your team is not back on defense, you might give up an easy fast break basket to the other team.
Offensive and Defensive musts !The bottom line is when on offense make sure that your team gets a shot every time. On defense contest every shot the other team takes.