I’m often asked for advice on [tag]basketball ball handling[/tag]. Here’s a coaching tip from Sam that will pay huge dividends with your team.
Here is Sam’s idea:
I call it the turnover drill.
I use this [tag]basketball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] in practice when my guards are not taking care of the basketball–Lazy passes, too fancy of passes, etc.
I have them all line up at mid-court (the entire team) and run as fast as they can toward me. I have the basketball. When they are just about to get to the freethrow line I throw the ball the other direction and they have to go get it. Hence turnover. I do this about ten times and we return to our practice. It makes them think about the result of a bad pass.
It is a good [tag]conditioning[/tag] drill also.