November 23, 2001, Newsletter Issue #33: INDIVIDUAL OFFENSE TO MAKE THE _TEAM_BETTER

Tip of the Week

-When you catch the ball, plant one foot and establish a pivot foot. This will allow you to use the other foot for a "rocker move" that can fake out a defender, or to set up another move.

-On the catch, turn and face the basket and get into "triple threat position." This is the position that you will be able to shoot, pass, or dribble from.

-If you do dribble, only dribble for a good reason. Good reasons to dribble are: to dribble the ball up the floor, to drive to the basket, to get in better position to make a pass, or to relieve some defensive pressure.

-Donīt surprise anyone with your shot. If your teammates expect you to shoot, it`s probably a shot that they think you can make. They also will be ready for an offensive rebound or to get back on defense. A rebound gives your team another chance to score. If your team is not back on defense, you might give up an easy fast break basket. This makes your teams offense a little more effective.

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