Basic Basketball Drive – Jab Fake Footwork

In this video Coach Craig Rowe explains the basic concepts behind the drive fake or jab fake footwork in basketball.


Demonstrated by OzSwoosh Academy Captain Hayden, this shows the fundamental idea behind both the jab and go or jab and crossover move in basketball.

Drive fakes (or jab fakes) are a foot fake technique used to get a defender to react.

Whichever way the defender reacts, results in the offensive player executing the appropriate response.

Jab and shoot or drive fake and shoot is also a method used to create space by forcing a defender to step backwards in response to the initial fake.

Basic Basketball Drive – Jab Fake Footwork

Basketball Skill Acquisition

  • Jab Fake (Jab & Go, Jab & Shoot, Jab & Crossover)
  • Drive Fake
  • Aggressive driving
  • Attacking the defender
  • Attacking the basket
  • Layups
  • Driving
  • Finishing

Basketball Drill Purpose

To help lay the foundational basketball footwork required in basketball to execute a foot fake to get a reaction from a defender. This simple approach is considered a fundamental or basic foundational move on which other footwork and fakes may be built.

Basketball Equipment Needed

Half Court preferably with a 3-point line clearly marked.


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