Teaching Players to Fall - Roll with it
Through a series of fun games and drills this session aims to take the fear out of falling and develop your players' ability to land safely, to try and ensure that as your players develop they learn how to fall safely and prevent injury to themselves.
To complete a fast break you'll often see the professionals opt to play a Jump Shot, especially when on the edge of the goal area line, as this enables them to jump inside the area and shoot from a better angle (as long as they release the ball before they touch the floor inside the D).
However, a side-effect of the jump shot is that players try and hang in the air for as long as possible before firing off their shot and then landing - often falling in the process.
Starting with some core strength and balance practices we then get the crash mats out and prepare the runway for your players to run, dive and land.