Stephen Curry is probably one of the world’s best players at using different dribble moves to help create space to get his shot off. Because of this, he is also able to use these different moves also to create driving angles. His defender is so worried about his shot that he can exploit them and create driving angles.
This double behind the back move will set the defender up with the first move to get them to shift their weight, and then it will crush them with the second move. As with most moves, it is a lot about the details of the move. This basketball training video will breakdown the aspects of the move to work to master it. So as you are watching the video and then going through this basketball finishing drill, lock in on how the player is selling the move and changing up their pace.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Stephen Curry Double Behind the Back Move
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and a basket.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on mastering the double behind the back move.
- Develop your ability to change up speeds.
- Work on finishing at the basket.
- Really use the first move to set up the defender to get them to relax before crushing them with the second behind the back move.
- Think on a speed scale of 1-10, the first move would be at a speed of 3-4, and the second move would be at an all-out 10.
- Don’t raise out of your athletic stance as you make your move.
- Keep your eyes up and see the floor as you are driving to the basket.
- Finish the move with a strong attacking move and whatever finish that you want to work on.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The player will start on the perimeter with the basketball.
- They will begin the move by going behind the back at a speed of 3-4, looking to get their defender to shift their weight over slightly.
- As soon as the ball touches their other hand, they will snap it back behind their back as quickly as they can.
- As they do, they are going to lead themselves forwards towards the basket at an attacking angle.
- Finish with whatever type of finish you would like to work on, and then reset for the next repetition.
Recommended Time, Steps, Scoring, Repetitions
- If looking to work on this move for a set amount of repetitions, do your best to work on it from different spots on the floor. Also, you can change up the type of finish as you are going as well. Here are a couple of different finishes that you could work on.
- Doing this drill for time is also an excellent option. You could set it up so that you are working for X amount of minutes and changing up your starting location each time, or you could do X amount of minutes at each spot.
Stephen Curry Double Behind the Back Move Conclusion
When it comes to using moves that high-level players are using, it is critical to remember that it takes quality repetitions to master them. If you want to use a move like this in a game, you must be willing to spend the needed time mastering it first. If you don’t take the time to master a move like this before using it in a game, you are opening yourself up to a potential turnover. This is going to lead to hurting the team and potentially less playing time for you.
So as you work on the Stephen Curry double behind the back move, really lock in on the details of it. The better you can do this, the more efficient the move will be when you do break it out in a game. If you need to slow the move down at first as well, that is fine. Figure out a gameplan that works for you.