If you follow us on social media (Twitter or Facebook), you saw that we posted everyday this week on our first video series on the Basic Fundamentals of the Jab Step.
In our first video, coach Haris gives the very basics of the jab step. Important notes to take away from this fundamental intro are:
The key of the jab step is to keep your defender off balance!
Our second video features coach Jake demonstrating the first jab drill series.
Coach's jab drill focuses on a basic jab step that will get you past the defender with one dribble leading you to a quick scoring opportunity.
From free throw line - jab right, one dribble for a layup (both sides). Don't forget to rip through the defense!
From three point line - jab right, one dribble pull up jumper from free throw line.
Quick tips: make sure you're keeping your pivot foot down and NOT TRAVELING!
Be quick not fast. Make a quick jab and a quick dribble to the hoop. Yes, there is a difference in quickness and being fast.
The third video by coach Haris incorporates a crossover after the initial jab step. Now with this drill we are just adding one simple move after your dribble to get past the next defender. You can incorporate a crossover, between the legs, behind the back, spin move or euro step after the initial one dribble. It is key, especially for youth players to keep it simple and perfect one move at a time. In this video we keep it simple: Jab, crossover, one dribble finish at the rim. Jab, crossover, one dribble pull up jumper.
In our 4th video of the series Jake takes you through another jab drill series: jab step, shot fake, make a move. Simple and effective. The key is to get your defender off balance and make the right read.
Incorporating the move we’ve been preaching all week and reading the defense! We are emphasizing this fundamental because we believe it is critical to dictate your defender and not vise versa. Create the space, read your defender and have the confidence to make the right move.