Have you ever heard of a floating dribble? Use an indecisive step to make suspension dribbling

As most basic action, swing step is one of most commonly used dribbling moves on court, but at same time, simpler action, more details people tend to overlook. Today, Mr. Skills will introduce you to one of Nash's signature moves, a detailed interpretation of hanging ball's swing step connecting a gap on same side. I hope this helps you take your swing step to a higher level!

The swing step is a technique that NBA players love to use. Among them, he was MVP of regular season for two consecutive years and is one of best point guards in history. Breakthrough:

First, we must be clear that swing pitch is a general term for a pause in dribbling. There are many variations and techniques such as half-turn swing step mentioned earlier by Mr. Skills which is one of them. It is not a fixed technique but a basic dribbling skill, among which Nash technique is most basic application of hesitant step.

The purpose of swing step is to prevent defender from judging our dribbling rhythm and create different opportunities for us. Nash's floating ball hesitant pitch is most commonly used location for hesitant pitch. It changes our dribbling rhythm, creates a difference in rhythm with defender and gives us opportunity to break through from same side:

Look at details in slow motion of Lao Zhan's breakthrough: hold ball with one hand and control ball so that it hangs in your hand, and at same time tilt your body to other side to create illusion of a change in direction, change defender's defensive rhythm and act as a protector. Just when we thought we'd change center of gravity to other side as we change direction, kick from behind broke through:

Advanced Technique: If you add head rotation and crotch twist, deception becomes stronger:

Second method of rocking people: when we use a hesitant step to perform action of a floating ball, use pocket dribbling method, keep palm forward and fingers pointing out or down from body, so that defender cannot predict our next move, because we can change direction, hit or pass, and of course we can keep breaking on same side.

Let's focus on footwork: break it down into two steps, first step is a step on floor with your back foot while ball is suspended

The second step is to step firmly on ground with your front foot and at same time press your back foot into ground, follow breakout trend and throw ball:

Zoom in slow motion to show everyone steps:

When to use: When using this trick, you need to watch defense on opposite side. When there is enough open space on same side of dribble for our subsequent fast lane, this is a good opportunity to use it :

To sum up today's training, movement is very simple and effective, but we can pay attention to details of this simple movement and constantly improve our dribbling skills in training, which will take our dribbling skills to a higher level. , details are often where a break can be reflected.

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May 12, 2023