Skills Breakdown Newsletter: How to Split Step

New YouTube "How To" Skills Breakdown Series Released for Coaches and Players

I’m excited to announce the launch of a brand new “How To” skills breakdown newsletter series on my YouTube channel for Youth/High School coaches and players. My goal with this series is to provide a skills education resource that caters to players of all levels as well as fundamental decision-making concepts.

All skills breakdown videos will include on-camera commentary and video mark-up by me to provide viewers with the best virtual learning experience possible!

Please comment, share, and subscribe to my channel if you find value in the first video of the series (below)! And don’t forget to send me topic suggestions that you would like to see included in the series.

Thank you for your support!

-Coach Mychal

How to utilize Split Step footwork in order to expose aggressive closeouts on perimeter catches.

Today I will discuss the “how” and the “why” behind the Split Step (Immediate Rip) technique. While there are many footwork solutions that are applicable when teaching players how to attack closeouts, the Split Step is by far, in my opinion, the most efficient use of time and space.

In the video, I will breakdown a live game clip of the Split Step (demonstrated by one of my clients) as well as a controlled practice sample of the skill being drilled (also demonstrated by a client).

“I appreciated your commentary about shot fakes in the “How to Split Step” skills breakdown video. As a testimonial to your training philosophy, we cut our traveling down by 40% when we discouraged shot fakes on the perimeter. Kids got too excited and jittery with their feet.” -Kincaid Bimler, Head Girls Varsity Coach at Chatfield High School (CO)

I hope you enjoy the video!


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