Youth Basketball Coaching
Reverse Dribble - Coaching Summary
When the defender is too close to use the crossover dribble, we can use the REVERSE DRIBBLE to change direction with the basketball.
This change in direction involves changing dribbling hands and actually turning our back to the defense to protect the basketball, using a short reverse pivot.
We always want to use an ARMBAR because we loose sight of the defense for a second. An ARMBAR prevents the defense from stealing the ball if a double team or help should come from somewhere on the floor.
A quick snap of the head helps with the change in direction and gives the offensive player a shorter time for loss of vision.
This change of direction move may be the EASIEST for the kids to learn.
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