In our academy, we often remind the kids that a good basketball player has the ability to see the play before it happens. What we mean by that is, a player needs to think ahead. For example, if a player decides to dribble to the basket, but puts his head down, dribbles into a crowd, and loses the ball along the way,then we explain to them that they were not thinking ahead. To explain this in detail, we usually rewind the situation on the court by asking each player to go back to where they were before the play occurred. We then walk the dribbler through the same exact movements to show them that sometimes when they penetrate with the dribble, they can draw the defense to them, leaving someone open for the pass, and creating a shot for their teammate.
In this video, Rajon Rondo takes ” thinking ahead ” to another level. ; )