THIS IS BRAIN TRAINING - TRAIN YOUR BRAIN TO SHOOT !!!
THE MOST INNOVATIVE AND CONTROVERSIAL APPROACH TO SHOOTING A BASKETBALL SINCE THE ONE-HANDED JUMP SHOT
- BASKETBALL DRIBBLING -
Below are pet dribbling peeves from a coaching point of view. Simply avoiding these will assist anyone questioning how to become a better basketball player.
• Dribbling too much takes the rest of your team out of the basketball game. Your team becomes easier to defend because your offense moves so slowly.
• Dribbling a too high allows the basketball to be easily swatted away.
• In the paint players should be catching and (before the defense has time to react) shooting. Too many players in the paint are catching, dribbling, and then shooting. This allows the defense time to catch-up to the play and contest the shot.
• Dribbling is a huge part of the game and all players should be able to dribble as easily with one hand as the other. There are no excuses for any player not being great at dribbling with both hands. All players at all positions need to be good at dribbling. Dribbling is the only basketball skill that makes players comfortable handling the basketball.
If a player wants to improve all skills that player needs to make time for dribbling drills. You can see in high school, college, and professional basketball games most players are uncomfortable dribbling the basketball up court, they get rattled when defenders gets any where near them and make bone-headed decisions with the ball. So what do we see? The same player dribbling the basketball up court on every play. How much easier can we make it for our opponents? This archaic strategy allows the defense to dictate your offense. If a defense is forced to deal with different players bring the ball up court they will need different defensive set ups which creates constant defensive confusion. For example; there are three tall dunkers on a team and all five players are capable of handling the ball. If one of the tall dunkers is bringing the ball up court, time after time that tall dunker can lob an alley-oop pass to another tall dunker for a dunk. So opponents of this offense are always playing out of position in an attempt to prevent these alley-oop passes. That opens up mismatch doors all over the court.
Players who read and incorporate the shooting drills in my NEW shooting book, 'Basketball - It's All About The Shot,' can cut down on shooting practice time and spend more time on dribbling drills without sacrificing their shot, becoming not only better shooters but better basketball players. Because most players spend their solo practice time shooting, their dribbling skills go under developed.