Basketball Footwork Fundamentals – Reverse Pivot Spin

In this video Coach Craig Rowe explains the basic basketball reverse pivot spin footwork fundamentals as well as corridors.


OzSwoosh Rookies use a zig zag running drill to demonstrate changing direction by using the reverse pivot spin footwork.

As with any change of direction footwork the focus is also on an explosive change of pace out of that change of direction.

These basketball footwork fundamentals are done in the traditional coaching method of corridors.

So, corridors are where the court is divided into lanes for players to operate within.

This footwork forms the foundation of the reverse pivot and spin dribbles as well as one method of cutting to sit and seal in the post footwork.

Basic Basketball Footwork

Basketball Skill Acquisition

  • Running, Change of Pace
  • Explosiveness
  • Body Movement
  • Efficiency, Getting Open
  • Leading
  • Cutting
  • Change of Direction

Basketball Drill Purpose

To help lay the foundational basketball footwork required in basketball without a ball. This footwork also builds a foundation for using the same footwork with a ball as part of basketball skill progression.

Basketball Equipment Needed

Full length basketball court or flat running surface of considerable length.

How To Do The Skill

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