Small players on basketball court are often faster than tall players, and fast players have an absolute advantage. basketball court. But speed alone is not enough, we must cooperate with skills to make us invincible. Today Master Skills will introduce you to a simple but very practical dribbling technique, especially useful for small defenders with a certain speed.Wall and Westbrook are very fond of using this technique——Push ball unusually. Every fan is familiar with Iverson's spiritual crossover, but root of "pushing ball" hasn't gotten attention it deserves. If you are new to basketball, I recommend that you first learn how to push ball, because it is easier and effect is very good. Let's take a look at Wall's demo:
The action is very simple, pay attention to following details to improve effect.
Firstly, goal of pushing ball is to capture position of body so that we can easily defend from side or even behind defender. This set of movements depends on speed. Our rhythm needs to change from slow to fast fast, so slow down before taking action so that defender lowers his guard.
Second: Let defender think we're moving to one side of court and draw his attention to direction of travel so we can push ball to other side and break through.
An important point: when moving sideways, you must turn to face board, and not move sideways facing basket. This kind of deception is relatively inefficient, see picture below
Lookout pause, defender is completely deceived by Wall, his body is fully turned in direction of Wall's movement, exposing his back to our break, in this case we are pushing ball for break and he needs to turn around to keep up so that we can easily get rid of its positions:
Or you can change direction first. This is not to confuse people, but also to make defender mistakenly think that we will break through in this direction, so this step must be done slowly, leaving enough time for defender to react. He was fooled , and real killer move was behind him: Push ball again to explode and speed up break.
Let's see how Westbrook did it:
Third: after all preparations are done, what is right way to push ball?
First of all, relax your posture and maintain a high level of lead. This non-aggressive body position will relax defender, and high dribbling is also convenient for us to push ball. When pushing ball, pusher pushes ball in opposite direction, non-pusher catches ball, and foot interacts with lateral step to break through.
Let's focus again on footwork and body position when serving ball, which is key to explosive speed. Let's play Wall's jogging steps in slow motion first. When he pushes ball, he takes very large steps to lower his center of gravity and his body arches as he pushes ground. This is where explosive power of breakthrough comes into play. from:
It's easy to learn this move, but just learning move isn't enough. It is also very important to know where and when to use it.
Where to use it first: After pushing ball, we still need to rely on position of tackle and speed difference with defender to get rid of him, and we need a long enough distance to accelerate, so use this near three-point line or further The effect will be better. It must not be used too close to basket. Not enough distance to get rid of defender. If he catches up and scores, it will easily lead to us dying.
When to use it: First, it can be used when entire playground is moving forward. Slowly advancing to one side and then pushing ball to break through has a very good effect
Second, use it with pick-and-roll, which is simple and practical when playing trench warfare
Or pretend to move up first to pick up teammates, then push ball to suddenly break through to opposite side.
Here, skill master reminds everyone that simpler action, more important details. I hope you don't underestimate details like preparing before action, slowing down to make defender lose their guard, etc., which are very important. Dribbling can't just chase fast dribbling, rhythmic dribbling with speed changes can make our dribbling easier and more efficient.
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May 12, 2023