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Principals of play Movement away from ball Penetration Principals
Man to man Offence Set plays Motion Quick Hitters Pick and Roll Offence Horns Sets Isolation Plays Continuity Offences Princeton Offence
Transition Offrence Early Offence Fast Break Systems
Press Offence Principals Press Breaks
Zone Offence Strategies Set Plays Continuities
Baseline out of bounds Set plays vs. Man Set plays vs. Zone Short shot clock vs. man Short shot clock vs. Zone
Sideline out of bounds 1/4 Court vs. Man Short shot clock Special Situations
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In an ideal situation when a defender is sliding with ball-handler, the lead hand (the hand on the side the ball-handler is going) should be up and the other hand, the point hand, should be down discouraging the crossover dribble.
The Walking Figure 8 is an excellent coordination activity for young athletes. These kids, instructed by Allison McNeill, range from 6-8 years and you can see the varying degrees of ability.
Here is a combination drill from Canada Basketball's Technical Director, Renato Pasquali. The drills works on dribbling with the eyes up, passing and cutting.
Here is a simple drill to help players to keep their eyes up when they are dribbling plus working on their power lay-ups, pull-up jump shots and crossover dribbles.
Generally speaking, for all sports, there is no more important physical capacity than coordination. In basketball, shooting the ball properly, passing the ball with both hands with accuracy and velocity, and making effective dribble moves all require tremendous coordination.
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