What is stop-n-go in basketball dribbling?
This basketball dribbling move attacks the mind of the defender. During the process of driving towards the basketball hoop. The basketball player suddenly puts on the brakes (You need real good grip on your basketball shoes), eye-fake a shot, and splint for the finish again
What does it take to do a stop-n-go in basketball dribbling?
A sense of rhythm: If your body doesn't flow into the basketball move smoothly, the defender won't buy it
Resilient leg muscles: You need the sudden jerking and stopping movement to execute a lightning fast stop-n-go
Perfect hand-leg coordination: As soon as your leg starts moving, your hands have to start pushing
Why is stop-n-go useful in basketball dribbling?
-FORCES YOUR DEFENDER TO RE-ADJUST THE PACE of his basketball game
-Allow you TIME TO STOP COMPLETELY AND STUDY the defender before making the next basketball move
What are the steps for performing the stop-n-go in basketball dribbling?
What are the useful basketball combination moves that incorporates the stop-n-go?
Name of the basketball move: The Stutter
Steps: Drive towards defender on the side --> stop phase --> head fake and shot fake (observe the d) --> go phase --> stop --> bank shot
Level of difficulty: Low-Intermediate
How and why is this basketball move useful? Easy as it may seem, the basketball move is creating space both horizontally and vertically
Name the basketball move: Collapse of Steps
Steps: Drive forward while keeping distance from defense --> stop-n-go --> post-up dribble (switch very quickly) --> pick up dribble --> 180 spin --> hook shot
Level of difficulty: intermediate
How and why is this basketball move useful? This basketball move screws up the stance of the defender with the switch from stop-n-go to post-up dribbling. Specifically, the defender has to switch from the side-stepping stance to the anti-post-up stance.
In what situations do I perform the stop-n-go in basketball dribbling
Checklist about your defender
When your defender overreacts to your drive often
When your defender takes a long time to regain his balance after braking
When your defender cannot take any pause in the game
Checklist about the setting
When your team is setting up a play (so you can use the stop phase to observe your teammates as well as the d)
When you are in the paint
Pros-n-cons about doing the stop-n-go basketball move