L-Cut Video
How to Get Open
Coaching Youth Basketball
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L-Cut Video Teaching Summary


1 - Threaten the Basket - 2-3 steps

2 - Turn and come to the ball

3 - Give a Target on your outside ear - Catch - Square to Triple Threat

Remind the kids to make an L-Cut, instead of an I-Cut. The path they take to threaten the basket, must be different than the path they take to the basketball.

The L-Cut will cause the defender the change the line of their feet. It is changing the line of the defender's feet, that gives the offensive player the advantage to get open to receive the basketball.

Developing this basketball skill, the L-Cut, is more important to the youth player than being tall, strong, fast, or quick. It is the proper use of the feet and knowing How to Play that will make the most difference to the kids.

Many times the kids start to feel not quick enough or fast enough to get open when guarded by a more physically superior player. It is important to convince the kids that if they learn to use their feet, and execute a proper L-Cut, they will GET OPEN and get the basketball!

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