Week of Jan 15-21 Player Tip Of the Week

Guarding a player with the ball.

What should you watch on a player you are guarding with the ball. First, watch the players throat? He cannot fake with that. Watching a player’s stomach, eyes or chest will allow you to be faked out of position. Offensive players with the ball canot fake with their throat. Try this and see how easy it is to do this so you will noit get faked out so the player can drive by you.

Also drive the player to his weakside hand. do not allow him to beat you with his strong side dribble hand. Doing this also allows your teammates to know who is the first help side defender if the dribbler gets by you with hs left hand.