Dribbling

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Dribbling is the first basketball skilled a player will learn. It is a great weapon for the offensive player when executed properly however it can also be misused and over-used. If you are being closely guarded the dribble may be used to create space for a pass to a team-mate or a drive to the basket. When teaching our junior players I often repeat the instruction “drive to score – not to explore.”

Pivoting

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The rules of the game state that you are not permitted to take steps on the court if you have the ball unless you are dribbling the ball. When you take possession of the ball from a pass or at the end of a dribbles the first foot to touch the floor is called the “pivot foot” which may not be moved whilst retaining possession. The other foot may move in any direction.