Re: Basketball 101: Triple Threat

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Posted by Current State on June 05, 2019 at 08:26:28:

In Reply to: Re: Basketball 101: Triple Threat posted by Knees bent on June 04, 2019 at 22:17:52:

: : : Would like to see the triple threat being taught a lot more during the early stages of development.
: : : Popscout

: : While I understand and agree with the sentiment, how many players receive a pass and are allowed to get into a classic triple threat stance. Have a kid receive the ball and square up into a classic triple threat position. Any defender that allows the player to calmly stay in triple threat is going to have to go sit down. From a triple threat, how many times will a player actually be able to make a chess pass with a defender there? Better idea: teach kids to have the ball in a power position- cocked behind the ear or at the hip, teach them how to rip and sweep through, teach them how to use the PIVOT to create time and space to be able to "work your magic.." as you say. Teaching fake a pass/make a pass, pivot, rip/sweep is much more realistic.

: Everything you mentioned comes from a triple threat position

I believe all of the above to be true; with the acknowledgment that the "classic" triple threat has given way to a more modern version as described by second poster.

Current defensive pressure and reffing practices make the classic version not as viable.

I tend to teach the concept, but with the ball in either the shooting pocket/tray or protected at the hip. And then utilizing combinations of jab/fakes/pivots/rips to either create space (for pass or shot), drive, or pass (off fakes/pivots).

As with most concepts, the classic fundamental still applies - just often with some modern adjustments.

Good discussion!

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