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Basketball Deadly dribbling techniques

Dribbling the ball is one of the most basic elements of the game, and the teams that do it best are the toughest to defend. Although dribbling is basic, you can teach different types of dribbles that will make your players more efficient with the ball.

An obvious benefit of being efficient with the ball is that opponents can’t force as many turnovers, which translates into more scoring opportunities for your team. Two of the more advanced types of dribbles, the crossover and the reverse pivot dribble, are techniques that can bolster your players’ ball-handling skills.


The crossover dribbling technique allows players to change direction quickly side-to-side in order to maneuver past defenders and create open passing or shooting lanes. This list shows how it’s done:

1. The player dribbles the ball with his dominant hand (in this case, the right) while facing the defender.

2. He takes a jab step with his right foot about 12 inches forward while lowering his body closer to the court. A jab step is a short, quick step, like what a child does to squish a bug with his shoe. (A left-handed dribbler takes a jab step with his left foot.)

3. The player shifts his weight to the inside of his right foot. He keeps dribbling the ball ahead of his right leg and to the right of his right foot.

4. He leans slightly to his right to get the defender’s body going in that direction.

5. He pushes off his right leg, switches the ball to his left hand by bouncing it low, and dribbles past the defender with his left hand and leg. He must do this quickly because he’s exposing the ball to the defender.

Reverse pivot

Many times during the course of the action — especially when a defender is guarding a player closely or the defense is springing a trap — the reverse pivot can be a perfect mode of escape, catching opposing players by surprise. The reverse-pivot dribble allows the ball handler to spin away from a defender to generate a scoring (or at least a better passing) opportunity. The following looks at how a player performs the dribble (players should be proficient with both hands):

1. To start the execution of a reverse pivot, the player dribbles the ball with her right hand (if she’s right-handed) while facing the defender. Left-handed players begin the pivot while dribbling with their left hands. The righty’s left leg should be about six inches in front of her right leg.

2. She pivots clockwise on her left foot while swinging her right leg and torso in the clockwise direction. She should keep her body low to the court and stop the spin as her back faces the defender.

3. The ball handler pulls the ball toward her while keeping her body between the defender and the ball. Make sure she keeps her hand off the bottom of the ball to avoid palming.

4. She switches the ball to her left hand while completing the spin move. She’s now ready to pivot on her right foot to dribble past the defender.

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The Deadly Stamp Duty Deadline.

Are you splashing out on a 1million manor in the near future, if so you had better hurry up if you want to beat the stamp duty deadline. April 6th sees the stamp duty hike take effect so that the top end of the property market will witness an increase of 5%, This rate was set out in the budget of 2010 but is now fast approaching. Translated into monetary terms for those looking in the premier price band for houses they will have to pay an extra 17,000. The average tax paid on a 1million home will rise from 68,449, the current amount paid, to 85,561 after April 6th.

In 2010 there were 6,610 properties sold over the million pound mark, average sales were 1.71million which produced the government 452million in revenue. From April 6th onwards the average stamp duty levied on million plus homes will now be 85,561, this will generate an extra 113million for the government coffers annually. According to the Halifax there are 170,000 homes in England and Wales which are valued at 1million and above, more than you might think.

Many people do not think that it will upset the property market too much because at the high end of the market buyers will not pay much attention to it. According to research 52% of people interviewed believed that the rise in stamp duty will have no impact on high-end property prices.

However what you get for your 1million plus are varied throughout the country. For example in Harrogate in Yorkshire 1.15million will buy you a six bedroom farmhouse with a triple garage. The house comes with lawned gardens and views of the open countryside. In Chorley, Lancashire 1.1million will buy you a period detached property with a stable and two outbuildings situated in 4.7 acres of land. Helston in Cornwall has a Grade II listed former vicarage for 1million set in 0.56 acres of land, The property has nine bedrooms and four reception rooms.

For the same amount of amount you get considerably less in Cambridge. There 1.1million will only get you a 5 bedroom family home with just a front and rear garden. Prices in Cambridge have been rising steadily and due to the demand for housing there house prices reflect this. On the other hand Covent Garden in central London only offers a two bedroom flat for 1.95million. The flat does have a balcony overlooking Covent Garden and is close to all shops and restaurants but in terms of size and value for money you get a lot less in the capital.

Miss Fiona Davies is Sales Director for http://www.uklandforsale.org
She has worked in the property and land sector for the last ten years.
All articles on the website are written uniquely by her.