Basketball Basics

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.

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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.

HOW TO DO THE SKILL

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