Strong Stance is a simple drill designed to emphasize the importance of balance and positioning while holding the basketball.
Before you get started, make sure that your players have been taught a proper triple threat position – see here for more information.
Once the proper positioning has been established, this drill is a great way to put the triple threat position into action in a way that is easy to understand. There are a few things coaches should really focus on throughout the duration of the drill:
- Emphasize body control and holding the ball firmly with both hands
- Coach players to get low, grip the ball tightly, and be strong in their position
- Have players practice their jab steps and pump fakes
It also gives your athletes a chance to work on their dribbling skills – make sure to encourage athletes to keep their head up while dribbling and challenge them to dribble using both hands.
|SKILL FOCUS||Footwork, Balance, Coordination, Ball-Handling|
|AGE (STAGE)||6+ (FUNdamentals, L2T)|
|VARIATION:||Have players divide into partners, taking turns holding the position and providing resistance
Have players dribble around the playing surface using only their off-hand