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Around The Head Ball Wraps

Purpose This drill will give you a feel for the basketball and help you become more comfortable in your ball handling. A good hand speed and coordination drill, it’s also…

In/Out with Crossover Drill

Purpose This drill will teach players to maintain a good, balanced body position while dribbling, with the feet shoulder-width apart. How it Works Starting with your right hand, dribble the…

Behind The Back Catch Drill

Purpose This drill will help with your hand-eye coordination. How it Works Start ith the ball held behind your head with both hands. Drop the ball and quickly move your…

Up and Back Drill

Purpose This is a great drill for practicing to maintain space between your feet while dribbling the ball. How it Works Start in an athletic position, turned sideways with your…

Pendulum Drill

Purpose This is a very advanced dribbling drill that will take some time to master! How it Works Start in a good dribbling position with knees bent and feet shoulder-width…

Two Ball Speed/Power Drill

Purpose Players learn to dribble two balls while moving on the court. How it Works Begin at one sideline, holding a ball in each hand. Round 1: Speed dribble to…

Pretzel Walk Drill

Purpose Players learn to pass the ball through their legs while moving on the court. How it Works Start at the baseline with the ball in your right hand. Step…

Hesitation, Go and Pull Up

Purpose Players work on starting from and pulling up from a variety of spots on the floor in this intermediate dribbling moves drill. How it Works Begin behind the arc,…

Through The Legs & Go

Purpose Players learn to dribble through the legs and go to the basket for the shot. How it Works Starting a couple feet behind the arc, take a dribble forward…

Two Ball Machine Gun Dribble

Purpose Players learn to dribble two balls in opposite directions at the same time. How it Works Set up in an athletic stance with one ball in each hand. Machine…

Whip Drill

Purpose Players learn to switch hands and whip the ball around the legs while dribbling. How it Works Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Using your right hand only, whip…

Up and Under (Inside)

Purpose Players learn to perform a proper pump fake on a defender How it Works Start down on the left block, chinning the ball in a low, strong stance. Pivot…

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