Learning the Pick and Roll

The last few days we’ve had some nice weather (not today), and the kids and I’ve been playing basketball in the backyard.  With a little two-on-one, I’ve been teaching the kids how to take advantage of their numbers to beat Dad.  Once I taught them what a pick was, they took to it rather enthusiastically.  In fact, part two of the training had to be reinforcement of the stationary pick versus the follow Dad hanging on to his leg pick, which while successful is also highly illegal and somewhat dangerous for all parties.

It’s also been fun teaching Lauren how to back in with your dribble and establish contact so that you can get position and pivot into the basket.  She’s suprisingly good at it, with the exception of only being able to dribble with one hand which kind of limits her pivot to one direction.  Even so, she scores pretty regularly on it.  I guess I’ve only been waiting about 10 years now for my kids to actually want to be taught anything about sports.  Fun times.

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