On basketball court, whether you're a defender or a forward, dribbling is a necessary skill, so you need to practice it often. Basketball coaches can use following set of guidelines to make players look like dribbling master Paul.
1. Hit ball
Hold ball with both hands and slap basketball vigorously with your palms. The goal is for everyone's hands to get comfortable with basketball quickly and get a feel for it.
2. Touches ball of finger
To develop finger dexterity and ball control, perform this exercise with quick overhead and in front of head.
3. The ball wraps around ball
This is easiest way to get used to feel of the ball. You should practice three stages: waist rotation, head rotation and knee rotation, both clockwise and counterclockwise.
4. Dribbling with energy
Energetic dribbling allows you to practice better ball control. Dribbling at normal times becomes more stable and dribbling speed also increases.
5. Low touch finger dribbling
Rely on your fingers to dribble quickly, improve your finger control of basketball, and train your finger strength, which is also helpful for shooting.
6. Big pounds dribbling
Keep ball high with great power and practice steady ball control.
You can add a high dribble crossover action and then you will find that when you crossover at normal times, speed becomes higher.
7. Low dribbling around leg
Wrap your leg low with one hand to improve palm flexibility
8, fig. 8. Small stroke around word "8"
Both hands added for ball control, high frequency ball control and figure eight around crotch strengthen weak side hand.
Slowly raise your arms and reduce amount of dribbling around your legs and finally dribbling just under your crotch every time you change hands.
Unlike a regular crossover, point of possession should be high, at or above shoulders. This practice can also make players more agile and quick in movement of game.
10. Move one hand from side to side in front of you to change direction and control ball
11. Control ball from front to back with one hand
Control ball back and forth with one side of your body in same way as in previous step to increase hand control of basketball in all directions.
12. Ball control inside and outside with one hand inside and outside
Two hands alternate
13. Behind back
Skillful dribbling from behind is more confusing for defender, and movement is also very beautiful.
Dribbling is a basic skill. If conditions permit, you should make time for daily practice.
If you want to show off your skills
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May 12, 2023