Saturday, July 4, 2009

Playing Without The Ball

One of the concepts I’m working in the basketball camps during this summer (basically with kids, but many professional players need to work this issue) is the spacing, and the use of the corners.

Pass and cut is not enough when we talk about moving without the ball. And moving while a teammate dribbles is really important. Let your teammate watch you when he/she drives to the basket. Be ready to receive the kick pass. Keep the right spacing. Fill the right spot.

When a kid learns how to be in the right place in the right moment, he has a great weapon to play basketball. This should be a main goal during the first years of the player’s developing.

Let’s watch the video, and let’s focus in the shooter’s movement towards the corner when his mate gets the ball and drives.

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