Catching the Ball

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In this video, you will learn how to catch the ball effectively, ensuring you are turned towards the basket.

To learn how to pass, don't miss the other videos coming up next in our series!

Catching the ball is an imperative skill for receiving passes from your team mates and making sure your offense is strong. Watch this tutorial to make sure that you're a safe pair of hands!

Adam Simmons - "Long Rhode Home", "Piano Hop", "Tang-A-Lang"
Published by Alter K
Voiced by Xavier Gianni

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In this video you will learn to catch the ball as an outside player. The technique for receiving the ball is as important as the passing technique for you to be able to run an offense.

To get a good grip on the ball, follow these three steps: Positioning your hands, Moving towards the ball, and Catching the ball facing the basket

First, Positioning your hands

Place your hands in front of your chest, yet held slightly away from your body, ready to catch the ball

The positioning of your hands is very important because it will show your teammate where to aim their pass.

Secondly, Moving towards the ball

Assuming your basic stance, take a step toward the ball when you catch it to make it harder to intercept.

Thirdly, Catching the ball

As soon as you catch the ball, turn toward the basket. There are two methods to do this.

The first one is the forward pivot. Pivot on one foot so that you're facing the basket when you put your other foot down. This pivot lets you start dribbling quickly.

The second method is the reverse pivot. Pivot on one foot, moving the other one away from the basket. This lets you to create a bit of free space to take a shot.

In both cases, finish the movement in the triple threat position, ready to dribble, shoot or pass, with your feet parallel and facing the basket.

Practice the two methods by passing the ball to yourself. Over to you!

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