Aaron wrote in and suggested this idea for [tag]basketball dribbling[/tag] for your next practice. I’ve included it for you below.
I use a [tag]basketball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] to help my players to learn how to make floaters down the lane.
1. The drill begins with the kids lined up in a single line at the top of the key.
2. A [tag]coach[/tag] is positioned directly in front of the basket with a broom.
3. As the player dribble drives the lane he must float the ball over the broom held by the coach.
4. The coach can bring the broom up and down as he wishes to be more of an obstacle for the shot.
5. As the drill progresses you can include ball handling by having the player first make a separation move ie., step back, power hop, behind the back cross over before he floats the ball.
6. If the player makes a good separation move away from the coach, I then reward the kid by using the broom less as an obstacle. Conversely, if a good separation is not made first then the broom is used more of an obstacle.