How To: Hip Swivel vs. Pressure

The Hip Swivel is a great move to use when a defender jams your hips and pressures the ball. When working on this move, Mychal Martinez Basketball recommends keeping the following five teaching points in mind in order to relieve pressure.

1. CLOSED DRIBBLE STANCE

When an aggressive primary (on-ball) defender pressure you, move your body into a closed stance position to protect the ball. In other words, get to a ball-you-man relationship. This is done by bringing the opposite shoulder (non-dribble hand) into the chest of the defender. Maintain good posture with a low and wide stance (2 steps outside of the shoulders preferred for balance)

2. DON’T TURN YOUR BACK TO THE DEFENDER

Especially at the youth levels, a young ball handler’s instinct when first dealing with pressure is to completely turn their back to their defender. It’s important that the ball handler maintains the closed dribble stance position mentioned above in order to maintain the ability to blow-by and create off of the dribble. This can’t be done when our body is positioned with a “back to chest” position.

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2020-21 COLORADO PREMIER SPRING TRYOUTS

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR U9-U17 BOYS AND GIRLS TEAMS

We are excited to announce tryout dates, times, registration and season information for our 2020-2021 Girls and Boys Colorado basketball club Premier Academy Teams, featuring many of the top AAU teams in the Rockies and the United States, including our Nationally Recognized U16 and U17 Nike EYBL teams.

Prior to registering, please make sure you fully understand all participation requirements, commitments, and fees associated with participation in our elite hardwood program.  This information can be found by clicking here and selecting + for your age/gender/location group.  Links at the bottom of these pages will go directly to our club policy documents and other important information.

JEFFCO, PARKER, AURORA U15-U17 BOYS & GIRLS TEAM TRYOUTS

*Includes Tryouts for U16 & U17 Nike Girls EYBL Teams & tryouts for all U15-U17 location teams including Jefferson County, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Parker & Aurora

Dates: Sunday, March 15th and Monday, March 16th *Players must attend BOTH days of tryouts.

Times:

  • Sunday – Girls 6:15-7:30pm & Boys 7:45-9pm
  • Monday – Girls 5:15-6:30pm & Boys 6:30-7:45pm *Note Time Change From Monday

Location: Gold Crown Fieldhouse – 150 S. Harlan St. Lakewood, CO

Check-In Information: Due to HIGH VOLUME OF PARTICIPANTS, all players must check-in 30 minutes prior to the start of their session.

*All parents and/or legal guardians must attend check in to complete required forms and documents.

What to Bring: Basketball, Water Bottle, WHITE T-SHIRT, and a great attitude.

Cost:  $15

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

JEFFCO U9-U14 BOYS AND GIRLS TEAM TRYOUTS

Dates: *Updated Monday, March 2nd & Wednesday, March 4th *Players must attend BOTH days of tryouts.

Times: Girls 6:15-7:30pm & Boys 7:45-9pm

Location: Gold Crown Fieldhouse – 150 S. Harlan St. Lakewood, CO

Check-In Information: Due to HIGH VOLUME OF PARTICIPANTS, all players must check-in 30 minutes prior to the start of their session.

*All parents and/or legal guardians must attend check in to complete required forms and documents.

What to Bring: Basketball, Water Bottle, WHITE T-SHIRT, and a great attitude.

Cost:  $15

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

PARKER, AURORA U10-U14 BOYS AND GIRLS TEAM TRYOUTS

Dates and Times: *Players must attend BOTH days of tryouts.

  • U9-U12 Boys – Thursday, March 5th 7-8 pm & Saturday, March 7th 10-11am
  • U13-U14 Boys – Thursday, March 5th 8-9pm & Saturday, March 7th 11am-12pm
  • U9-U12 Girls – Thursday, March 5th 6-7 pm & Friday, March 6th 6:15-7:30pm
  • U13-U14 Girls – Friday, March 6th 7:45-9pm & Saturday, March 7th 9-10am

Location:  Sierra Middle School – 6651 E Pine Ln, Parker, CO

Check-In Information: Due to HIGH VOLUME OF PARTICIPANTS, all players must check-in 30 minutes prior to the start of their session.

*All parents and/or legal guardians must attend check in to complete required forms and documents.

What to Bring: Basketball, Water Bottle, WHITE T-SHIRT, and a great attitude.

Cost:  $15

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

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