Saturday, October 11, 2008
Using the Jab Step
This is one of those little things that drive me completely bonkers if not done right. A pet peve of mine is to watch kids jab step sideways and then attack. Not only is it not fooling anyone, it's taking the player's center of gravity away from where they want to go - which then makes them slowing coming back and driving the other way. I think it's vital to teach your players to always jab AT the defender's outside foot and then go the opposite way. Just a little thing that I personally believe can make a big difference at times.