When you're facing big players, can you make good use of stepping back. The opponent will be beaten until his scalp becomes numb. In last issue of CBT, I covered how to use retreat ball and cross step to complete a small attack when attacking with ball.
In a dribble attack, which retreat step is best for defenders?
By stepping back and dribbling, we can change direction abruptly. Change direction and take a sharp transverse step forward. At same time, move ball together and take a step back.
The essence of this trick is surprise. Most people usually dribble once after a dribble and a change of direction, and then go back and forth.
But in this way, your retraction speed and ball speed will be slowed down. The chance of being blocked will increase.
In regards to empty shot retreat, new 012 step rule is used wisely and speed of shot is greatly improved by combining ball beforehand. Therefore, with same set of motions, empty pedaling and receding strides are less likely to be disturbed.
The trick of retreating in a small circle can be called a small but powerful weapon. In a dribbling attack, when your change of direction moves don't completely get past big man, opponent can easily be blocked.
At this time, we can take lead and use a small circle to retreat. It is responsibility of big players to protect frame, so in this case he is not too afraid to follow you outside big.
Make good use of his psychology. In process of direct retreat, we used combination ball to retreat 012 paces, extended distance with it and completed strike. At this time, no matter how high he jumps, he will not be able to interfere with you.
May 14, 2023