Pinch Post Moves: Step-Back Jump Shot

Pinch Post Moves: Step-Back Jump Shot 
By Hal Wissel

This drill gives you practice making a step-back jump shot. Start at the block on the lane and toss the ball to the pinch post (elbow). Imagine that you are closely guarded and catch the ball with your back to the basket, while making a one-two stop landing on your inside (closest to middle) foot first. Make a front turn to the middle to see the rim and your defender. Be a triple threat and a threat to shoot first. Make an aggressive drive (jab) step, keeping your weight on your pivot foot. After you make a drive step, the defender may stay with you. If this occurs, create space away from your defender with a quick step back from the defender on the same foot used for the drive step and at the same time dribble back. Jump behind the ball in balance by dipping your knees (to change backward momentum to upward momentum), while aligning your shooting knee with the ball. Keep your head and shoulders forward to counter the tendency to lean back. Pick the ball up in front of your shooting side knee with your shooting hand on top of the ball; your non-shooting hand should be under the ball for balance. Bring the ball straight up so your shooting hand faces the basket. Jump straight up and shoot a jump shot. Direct your head, shoulders, shooting hand, and fingers toward the basket to counter any tendency to lean your head and shoulders back on your shot. Hold your follow-through straight up until the ball goes through the net. Land in balance at the spot of your takeoff, and be ready to get back on defense if the shot is missed.

Pinch Post Moves: Step-Back Jump Shot Drill 



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