Drop Step Dribble Drop Step (Video)

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Drop Step Dribble Drop Step is a great application of the drop step footwork in the post. It leads to a counter step theat is very difficult to defend

 In the video, there is a passer on the wing and a shooter in the post.

The passer passes the ball to the shooter.

 Dribble Drop Step1

 Using the baseline foot as the pivot foot (left foot as diagramed), the shoot dropsteps into the lane and takes 1 or 2 power dribbles.

In making the drop step, the shooter concentrate on 2 things:

  1. Sending his swing foot (right foot as diagramed) towards the front of the rim
  2. Driving his defender across the basket line
Dribble Drop Step2 

 Once the defense is pushed across the basket line, the shooter then uses his inside foot (right foot as diagramed) as his pivot foot and drop steps to the front of the rim to score.

Once again, the emphasis is to send the swing foot (left foot) to the front of the rim. This locks the defender behind the offense and has a positive effect on balance.

Dribble Drop Step3 
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.