This week’s Drill of the Week is a passing drill that we use to start practice at least once per week… ”Jump Stop Passing.”
We work on our first step on the penetration and then a quick jump stop pivot. This jump stop pivot allows us to work on our balance and ball protection. We usually start the drill by declaring the hand we are dribbling with, the foot we are pivoting on, and the pass we are making back to your partner in line. It may seem like a fundamental drill, but isn’t that what you should be working on in practice…the fundamentals!
Obviously, we have a progression in the drill. We will change hands we are dribbling with, change our pivot foot, change the hand or type of pass we make, add in ball fakes and pass fakes, and even add in a defender that we have to pass around to complete the drill. This drill covers the basics, but how demanding you are to details is very important. Are your pass fakes realistic? Are you passing to a small precise target? Are you staying low on your first step on the dribble? Are you protecting the ball on your pivot? There are just so many little details to the fundamentals.
Keep working hard!
- Coach Tony