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Triple threat position

Learn the triple threat position

After receiving the ball, adopting the triple threat position gives you a comfortable stance to make your next move.

And you'll be comfortable to make that move in any direction, whether it is shooting, passing, defending or driving forward with the ball.

STEP ONE

Learn the triple threat position

Standing with your legs spread, a shoulder width apart and your knees slightly bent will give you a solid base to catch the ball.

Your weight should be pushed forward as you receive the ball.

STEP TWO

Learn the triple threat position

Keeping the ball up and in front of you with your elbows pointed out will help to protect it from the opposition.

Stay alert and focus on where your team-mates are on the court as you decide your next move.

You can see from the illustration, you are perfectly positioned to either shoot, dribble or pass.


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