Basketball Glossary Lingo Language
Spots On The Court
1st and 2nd Pegs (3rd is the Elbow)
Low Post 1 Peg
1st and 2nd Peg (3rd Peg Is The Elbow)
Point and Slots
2. Lanes On The Court
2. Lanes On The Court
3. Extended Lines
Nail / Drive Line Extended
Free throw Line Extended
4. Other Areas of the Court
3 Point Perimeter
NBA 3 Point Perimeter
Post Box: Area inside second hash
House 15 Foot Area around basket
Chin The Ball
Z The Ball
Fakes, Feints, Deception
Dribble and Counter Dribbles
Cross Over Dribble
Inside Out Dribble
Veer Dribble: Dribbler changes direction in order to cut off defender. Veer is often initiated once an advantage is created in order to shield the defender from the ball or a better defensive position. Veers can create an advantage at the rim or in transitions open court. Do not lower the shoulder as that is an offensive foul. The veer is a subtle move. A Veer may also be an abrupt change a speed to create separation or abrupt stop to have the defender run up behind fouling the dribbler.
Stab Dribble: Attacker catches the ball and without make any foot movement immediately dribbles on the same side its caught on to make the defender and defense move creating an advantage or creating advantage for teammates.
Behind the Back Dribble
Through The Legs Dribble
Pound Dribble: A hard dribble to set up an attack dribble move.
Spin Dribble: A dribble move used to shield the ball and change direction.
Double Cross Over
Step Back Dribble
Probing Dribble: A Dribble made into the paint in order to create passing angles or score the basket.
Entry Dribble: Dribble made from Back to Front Court. Often a challenges dribble depending on pressure from defender and activity and openness of teammates.
Diving For Loose Balls
Point The Passer
Pick Me Ups
High Fives When Taking Seat On Bench
High Five When Timeouts Are Called
Circle Active Players Up and Talk
Laker Cut Low
Laker Cut High
Inside Pivot Foot
Common Pivot Foot
Help and Recover
Low Man Wins: Phrase to encourage defenders to remain low
Ball Moves We Move: Phrase to keep players moving when the ball moves.
Active Hands & Active Feet: Keeping the defenders distracted and detracting what you want the ball handler to do
House: 15 Feet around the basket where defenses have to deny pass, dribble penetration, contest every shot, win every rebound and loose ball.
Paint: Area where the defense has to refuse dribble penetration, contest shots and win every rebound.
Under-hand Lay-up / Finger Roll Lay-up
Floater / Tear Drop
Floor Finish - Player does not leave the floor when finishing but quickly releases the ball to either surprise or beat defender to get release off. Ideal for shorter players to avoid block or closeout.
Goofy Foot: Finish using outside foot and inside hand to surprise or throw off rhythm of shot blocker.
Hop or Jump Stop
Passing & Catching
Behind the Back Pass
Underhand Hand Pass
Tip Out Pass
No Look Pass
One Hand Pass
Step Through Pass
Hand Off Pass
Back Door Pass
Kick or Pitch Out Pass
Grinder: Ability to show up and work hard everyday. A dedication to perfect skills and fundamental play.
Striver: Player who sets small goals and works to reach those goals and re-set higher goals.
Aptitude: The combination of natural physical gifts, skill and fundamental execution.
Gym Rat: A player who loves to play and practice on their own time.
Persistent: A player that acknowledges different weaknesses and strives for improvement.
Passionate: The love and desire to become great
Physical Gifts: Speed, Height, Power, Quickness, Agile, Big Hands, Long Fingers, Long Arms
Cerebral: A player with the ability to process information quickly and make the correct basketball play.
Basketball IQ: Decision making ability to different basketball situations .
Efficient: A player who get the job done quickly with limited resources
Coil, Uncoil, Reach
Wedgie: Shot that get stuck between the rim and backboard.