- 2.4.1 Advanced dribbling - reverse spin dribble
- 2.4.2 Advanced dribbling - snake dribble
- [:en]2.4.3 Advanced dribbling - throw down dribble[:es]2.4.3 Bote avanzado: bote hacia abajo[:fr]2.4.3. Techniques de dribble avancées - dribble en throw down[:]
- 2.4.4 Advanced dribbling - step back move (off the dribble)
- 2.4.5 Advanced dribbling - horizontal dribble
- 2.4.6 Advanced dribbling - push dribble
- 2.5.1 Advanced lay-up techniques
- 2.5.2 Reverse lay-up
- 2.5.3 Advanced shooting - shooting footwork
- 2.5.4 Advanced shooting - inside shooting
- 2.5.5 Correcting shooting technique - flat shot
- 2.5.6 Correcting shooting technique - off-line shot
- 2.5.7 Correcting shooting technique - side spin
- 2.5.8 Correcting shooting technique - shooting short
- 3.1.1 Preparing players physically to play basketball
- 3.1.2 Preparing players physically - warm-up for training
- 3.1.3 Preparing players physically - warm-up for games
- 3.1.4. Preparing Players Physically - Strength Training
- 3.1.5 Preparing players physically - power training
- 3.1.6 Preparing players physically - conditioning
- 3.1.7 Preparing players physically - flexibility
- 3.1.8 Preparing players physically - basic strength training programme
- 3.1.9 Basic-off season preparation
- 3.3.1 Physical recovery techniques - overview
- 3.3.2 Physical recovery techniques - active recovery
- 3.3.3. Compression Clothing
- 3.3.4. Physical recovery techniques - hydro therapy
- 3.3.5. Physical recovery techniques - massage
- 3.3.6. Physical recovery techniques - sleep
- 3.3.7. Physical recovery techniques - stretching
- 3.3.8. Physical recovery techniques - practical applications
- 2.1.1 Motion Offence – 5 Out – pass and cut/give and go
- 2.1.2 Receivers Principles with Post Players
- 2.1.3 Motion offence with post - 4 out, 1 in
- 2.1.4 Post Up Cuts
- 2.1.5 Developing Decision Making - Putting Perimeter and Post Together
- 2.1.6 Creating scoring opportunities with a second pass
- 2.1.7 Moving the help defender away from a help position
2.4.3 Advanced dribbling – throw down dribble
“Throw Down” Dribble
When a player has the ball but has not dribbled they can use either an “on side” step or a “cross-over” step.
Initially athletes are taught that if they make an “on side” step, the keep the ball on the same side of the body as they are stepping with, and then bounce the ball on the floor ahead of their foot – the ball and the foot they are stepping with landing on the floor at the same time.
With a cross-over step, the athlete is taught to swing the ball from one side of their body to the other (as they step), so that it is bounced on the other side of their body.
When moving the ball they should “scrape” the ground, emphasizing to keep it low. However, coaches must make sure they are getting low by bending their knees not just bending over.
“Throw Down” Dribble
With a “throw down” dribble, the player is using an onside step – i.e. they are stepping with their right foot to move to their right (or left foot to move left), however the player starts with the ball on the opposite side of their body.
Rather than move the ball across their body and bounce it on the floor on the other side of their body, the player throws the ball into the ground so that it bounces to the other side of their body.
The “throw down” dribble originated because players were often called for a travelling violation when using an onside step and having the ball on the same side of their body (it is a travel if the pivot foot is lifted before the ball leaves the hand to dribble).
The “throw down” dribble ensures that the ball leaves the hand early.