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rotationslim Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:15am

Lead heading up court- your style?
 
Question on style/mechanics-- you become lead as A1 dribbling up floor fast Do you:
1) try sprint up along side him/her, looking directly sideways to monitor ball/player. Problem is to do this you are basically sprinting and have slightly less control of your body

2) let him/her run out in front, and travel up court a bit slower, more in control looking slightly forward as player/ball move up court faster than you then slide around onto baseline as you arrive

I find myself doing both, sometimes depending on my mood/how tired I am/hot moms in stands/conditions/level of players, etc. I am just wondering how others do it--

gogumakilla Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:41am

If I know I can sprint fast enough to the end line and still get that angle on the drive, go for it. If I know I'm beat, I will stay behind the play and make sure I get the right angle on that drive. Key is to get that open look. I will generally know from the pace/speed of the players if I should book it or stay behind on these situations.

SNIPERBBB Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:54am

Main thing is to get an angle so you can see any possible contact. How you get there is irrelevant.

akmay20 Fri Feb 16, 2018 09:58pm

What are your all's opinions on backpedaling? My step-father has always strongly advised me not to backpedal on the court because "that one time you're gonna bust your ass out there."

I know for this specific scenario, it's not an option, but for those times when the ball is sideline and you're ahead of the developing play, I find backpedaling gives me a square view of the action. I am still pretty agile with decent footwork thanks to great DB coaches, so I am comfortable doing it. I know with time/age, I'll stray away from it.

Does anyone else out there open up on the court, at certain times, to get a better angle?

SC Official Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:10pm

Backpedaling will make you look like a rookie, in addition to being dangerous on an unforgiving surface. Save that for when youre a deep wing or back judge in football.

Whenever I see an official backpedal, guess what hes doing? Watching the ball.

Mark T. DeNucci, Sr. Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:33pm

I consider it a successful transition from T to L if I can make it to the End Line without tripping over my two left feet!

MTD, Sr.

bob jenkins Sat Feb 17, 2018 08:15am

Quote:

Originally Posted by akmay20 (Post 1017326)
What are your all's opinions on backpedaling?

I'm all for it.

No, sorry, I'm not.

LRZ Sat Feb 17, 2018 08:38am

There is a story going around here recently about a ref who fell while backpedaling and lost consciousness momentarily.

AremRed Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:39am

I might backpedal the last 5 or so feet if there is a play right in my lap that I need to square up to, for example marking a 3 point shooter in the corner during transition.

RefRich Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:52am

Quote:

Originally Posted by akmay20 (Post 1017326)
What are your all's opinions on backpedaling? My step-father has always strongly advised me not to backpedal on the court because "that one time you're gonna bust your ass out there."

I know for this specific scenario, it's not an option, but for those times when the ball is sideline and you're ahead of the developing play, I find backpedaling gives me a square view of the action. I am still pretty agile with decent footwork thanks to great DB coaches, so I am comfortable doing it. I know with time/age, I'll stray away from it.

Does anyone else out there open up on the court, at certain times, to get a better angle?

The last time I back pedaled was when I was in high school and was reffing elementary league on a Saturday morning. My sweatpants, the old flared ones, got caught under my shoe and I went over pretty hard.

If you can't see where you're going, you never know what may be behind you.

LRZ Sat Feb 17, 2018 03:56pm

I try to avoid backpedaling. However, my peripheral vision has narrowed with age, making it harder to run sideways and still see the fast break action clearly.

BillyMac Sat Feb 17, 2018 04:39pm

Good Angles, Old As Dirt ...
 
(Two person game) I backpedal when I walk, like when, as the new lead, I hold back to help with the press, but then turn and jog (age, and orthopedic problems) to the endline, looking sideways as the ball moves into the frontcourt. At my advancing age, I'm looking more and more for good angles, whereas many years go I would just sprint ahead of most of the players. For some reason, it's easier looking over my left shoulder than it is looking over my right shoulder. Go figure?

Kelvin green Sat Feb 17, 2018 09:12pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by rotationslim (Post 1017235)
Question on style/mechanics-- you become lead as A1 dribbling up floor fast Do you:
1) try sprint up along side him/her, looking directly sideways to monitor ball/player. Problem is to do this you are basically sprinting and have slightly less control of your body

2) let him/her run out in front, and travel up court a bit slower, more in control looking slightly forward as player/ball move up court faster than you then slide around onto baseline as you arrive

I find myself doing both, sometimes depending on my mood/how tired I am/hot moms in stands/conditions/level of players, etc. I am just wondering how others do it--

Heres my question....why are you monitoring the player? In this transition Id go back to what is your primary area? And what should you be watching in your primary? If there are players out front you need to be watching off ball. My opinion its better to get to the end line and watch the players come to you.

ODog Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:42pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by SC Official (Post 1017327)
Backpedaling will make you look like a rookie ...

This ^.

To me, it's akin to wearing a belt or signaling 3-point attempts wayyyy out of your area because you misunderstood the "mirroring" concept.

If you can avoid backpedaling, do so.

Freddy Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:02am

Quote:

Originally Posted by rotationslim (Post 1017235)
...sometimes depending on my mood/how tired I am...

If this had an "Unlike" button, I would click on it.


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