Shot Fake Counter Between the Legs Basketball Drill

Shot Fake Counter Between the Legs Basketball Drill


Some basketball drills are game realistic moves, and some are just to work on developing your hands, footwork, etc. For example, wall basketball dribbling drills are not game realistic, but they are still good to use to work on your handles.

The shot fake counter between the legs basketball drill is specifically designed for practicing a game situation move. When you play good basketball teams, you will have to make multiple moves to get an open shot. This basketball finishing drill allows you to practice shot faking the first defender, making a counter dribble move past the second help defender, and then finishing at the basket.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Shot Fake Counter Between the Legs Basketball Drill

Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and 3 chairs.


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Goals of the Drill


Coaching Points

  • Sell each move and focus on being efficient with your dribble and your steps.
  • Get low on the between the legs, move and push the basketball out past the chair.
  • Try to go in a straight line to the basket.
  • Be strong with the basketball on the finish.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Put 3 chairs in a triangle shape at the top of the key, one on the 3 point line and two on the free-throw line.
  • Have the player start with the basketball at the top of the key.
  • They will spin the basketball to themselves, shot fake, take a dribble to the right, go between the legs, and then finish with a cradle move (Lebron does a great job of using this move).
  • Alternate which way you go after the shot fake move each time.

**You can change up the finishing move if desired.


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