This drill emphasizes ball handling and dribbling using the figure 8, front flip and spider dribble.

How it Works

Each player will start with a basketball, which they will start by slapping repeatedly.

Next, wrap the ball through their legs, like a figure 8.

maravich figure 8

Next, hold the ball in front of their legs, flip their hands behind and catch it before it hits the ground.

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Next, player will do the same maneuver, but with one hand in front and one hand behind.

Lastly, the Spider Dribble; done as follows, one dribble with each hand in front, and one dribble with each hand behind his legs, continuing at a rapid speed.

maravich spider dribble

Coaching Tips

  • Make it harder: For an extra exercise, have players try holding the ball behind their knees, let go, clap, and catch it before it hits the ground.
  • Make it easier: The spider dribble can be easier to accomplish sitting down on a bench for many players.