Yea I know it's just some 11 year olds, but what the coach is saying, is exactly why the spin move is so effective and should be used. As someone who doesn't exactly have a quick step off the dribble, for me, and I'm sure for many of you as well, I am not able to get by my guy consistently and many times he is on my hip. Instead of settling for a jumpshot every time, this move is great because their are so many things you can do with it. You could spin and continue your dribble to the basket or wherever, spin and shoot a little floater or jumper, spin and fade away, spin and pump fake... Watch Dirk and how effective he uses it even as a 7 footer with virtually no footspeed. Other times it can really help is like if the coach said when someone is up tight on you on the perimeter, just simply spin away from them... or while dribbling up the court.
It's so basic and such a simple move, but I don't see many guys using it outside of dribbling up the court. Most guys that aren't super quick and can cross people up or just blow by them don't even attempt to have much of an off the dribble game because they think they can't get by their man. By spinning tho, you can create almost if not just as much space as those guys.
So yea basically when your man is able to stay in front of you, just use the spin... Chances are he's not going to be able to guard your initial drive and the spin. If he's able to recover, chances are 100% that you have still created more space than you would have had giving you room to do another move... or just give up that battle and dish it off or maintain your dribble and try again
Examples of Spin moves:
- Bosh stayed in front so a little dosey-doe and away he goes.
- Man that was nasty
- typical Kobe
- Spin and Dribble example getting space for jumpshot
another video showing it from Ganon Baker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIkmK...eature=related