Dribble Into Step Thru Counter (Video)

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This is the third progression in the "Dribble Into" drill series, with the first being a jump hook, the second being a jump shot. The "Dribble Into" series drills post players on options when drop stepping into the lane. In this progression, the player makes his drop step move and the counters the defense with a step thru

Set 3 chairs in the lane with the 2 outside chairs in advance of the middle chair, such that you have created a “shooting pocket.”

Set another chair, with a ball on it, outside the lane, facing the basket.

Player starts posted at the chair outside the lane. He is simulating posting on the lane and receiving a pass from the perimeter.

 Dribble Into Counter 1
 Player grabs the ball (as if he were receiving a pass). He make a baseline foot drop step, using a power dribble and extends into the shooting pocket.  Dribble Into Counter 2
 Once in the pocket, he makes a jump stop, squares up the defense and steps thru for a lay up.  Dribble Into Counter 3
Don Kelbick

Coach Don Kelbick has had 27 years of coaching experience, 25 at the college level including 14 years as a head coach and 10 years as a Division I assistant including stops at Hofstra University, Marist College, Keene State College, and Florida International University. In 2 years as a high school coach, his teams produced 6 Division I players and was ranked #1 in Florida 28 out of a possible 34 weeks. In addition to coaching he has scouted for NBA teams, including the Knicks and the Hawks, and served as a general manager in the USBL.