Selections directly from
Effective Passing Skills
As in all the
99¢ "How To Play Better Basketball" brochures,
each section makes Players very aware of
what they need to do to succeed
on the court.
Take a look at this excerpt from "Effective Passing
Skills " ...
Mechanics for Catching a Pass.
Stopping. Feet - both feet plant at the same time. Allows either
foot to become the pivot foot and can generate upward momentum ("Jump Stop")...
Knees - flexed.
Common Catching Skills. Arms - relaxed extending away from
the body to give a target...Hands - hold the ball for two seconds near
the shooting side hip giving team mates a chance to get open.... Eyes
- look for the open man... Elbows - bring the hands close to the
body, stay out to protect the ball... Fingers - up and spread comfortably
apart. Catch the ball in the first two finger joints and the thumb... Eyes
- follow the ball into the hands... Knees - bent... Feet - takes a
slight step forward to meet the ball. Catch the ball with one foot forward...
Foot Opposite the Shooting Hand - pivots to square the shoulders to the
basket... Shoulders - over the feet keeping the weight on the balls of
Body - whenever possible, in line
with the flight of the ball. The player's body always moves to meet the ball,
then immediately squares to face the basket. After squaring, think pass, shot or
drive ("Triple Threat Position").
Our exclusive 8-panel, pocket-size brochure allows
Basketball Parents, Developmental League
Coaches and Self-Coached Players to readily reference how each
Player catches a pass ...
Near what part of the Body does the Player catch
Does the Player's Body position promote a "triple
Do the Player's Knees ever stiffen?
Besides knowing how to catch a pass, when you get
this copyrighted brochure, you'll learn these other easy-to-follow
passing skills ...
common passing skills,
sidearm passes baseball passes,
transition into the triple threat position and
exercises that perfect these skills.
Success is your
Fail to see something that's not quite right or struggling to get
the Player to perform proper defensive actions, then use the skills
outlined in "How To Coach
Better" to develop better skills, more awareness and improved
results next time on the court.
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