July 25, 2003, Newsletter Issue #120: TRIPLE THREAT

Tip of the Week

When you first catch the ball, you should automatically be in what is called the triple threat. Stay low in a position to shoot, pass or dribble easily without a position change. Knees should be bent, hands in the position to shoot easily, but make sure you have a tight handle on the ball so a defender doesn´t knock it away. Feet should be squared to the basket, with the shooting foot a little bit in front of the other.(The shooting foot is the foot that is matched with the dominant hand, like right handed shooters = right foot, opposite for left)
Now that you are facing the basket, you`re prepared to:
1)step into your shot, 2)see open teamates to pass to, or 3)Drive by your defender. This preparation will make you more effective and is one of the most important things a player can do to impress a coach.

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