How To Stop A traveling Ball
One of the most challenging parts of being a professional actor is the process of traveling for work. For many actors, especially the ones that have been doing it for many years, the whole idea of traveling from one location to another as part of their job is daunting. Not only is it physically and mentally draining, but when you are done with your scenes your entire paycheck goes down the drain as well.
There are ways around this issue, however. By making a few changes to how you travel and set up your working schedule, you can actually save quite a bit of money by avoiding the pitfalls of long distance traveling. In addition, there are a few business ideas for traveling you may not have thought of. Traveling in general is a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Here are some of the top 5 ways to maximize your traveling expenses while experiencing more fun:
Dribbling – As any excellent point guard will tell you, if you want to be a good player you need to dribble the ball. Part of what makes a good player good, besides the ability to score well, is the ability to pass the ball and initiate the running action that goes along with passing. That is why it is so important to master the art of dribbling the basketball. The better you dribble the ball, the better you will become at initiating the driving action that takes your team from the inside of the three-point line to the free throw line. Dribbling is one of the keys to effective ball handling.
Pivot Dribble – Part of the art of playing guard is knowing how to use the pivot. When an opponent sends a defender into the paint to try to take away a pass, the guard can use his pivot to fake the defender’s entry and then drive right into the middle of the paint. Because the pivot is often the weak link in a defense, if you can master it during practice you will see huge improvements on the court. In order to master this maneuver, the best thing to do is work on getting comfortable with distributing the ball while traveling.
Traveling With a Pivot Foot – The second part of learning how to stop traveling is to understand how a skilled player can dribble with a good pivot foot. Players who are athletic will probably have a good sense of when a defender is entering the paint, but they may not realize that a good center can also go into the paint with an effective move like a crossover dribble. You want to make sure that your pivot foot isn’t so far away from the baseline that your defender can’t get leverage on you. If you have good crossover dribbling skills, your defender might even give up chasing your ball around the perimeter and thinking that you’re running off the baseline. That’s why you have to practice the crossover dribble until it becomes second nature.
Air Ball Dribbles – Last, but certainly not least, is the dreaded air ball. Many good guards and big men have perfected this move by using it to put any defender off balance and create easy driving angles for buckets. This is a difficult move to master, because if you become accustomed to stopping traveling balls on the wing, you won’t know what to do when you face quality outside shooters or big wings. However, if you’re a solid defender who can keep up with anyone else in the league, then this is an excellent way to guard against anyone.