Drill Type: Ballhandling Drill
The off-season is the most important time of the year for your players to work on their individual games. The best strategy is to identify a player’s weaknesses and focus on improving them as much as possible. Ball handling is one of the many aspects of the game they can aim to improve.
- While having pylons, garbage cans, or some other kind of obstacle to dribble around is good practice, using spots on the floor is going to improve your skills as well.
- Dribble from the baseline to halfcourt and back, focusing on crossing over and exploding out of the move every couple feet.
- Start off with the crossover, but make sure to work on the in-and-out dribble, stutter step, through the legs, and behind the back.
- Remember to push yourself, losing the ball is okay – in fact if you don’t lose the ball at least once the first couple times you do this drill, you’re probably not pushing yourself hard enough.