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 follow following set of guides to get their players to become master dribblers like 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 pad 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 ball. You should practice three stages: waist rotation, head rotation and knee rotation, both clockwise and counterclockwise.
4. Vigorously dribbles
Energetic dribbling allows you to practice better ball control. Dribbling at normal times becomes more stable and dribbling speed also increases.
5. Low finger touch
Rely on your fingers to drive ball fast and low, improve your finger control on ball and train your finger strength, which is also good for shooting!
6. Energetic dribbling with a lot of weight
Keep ball high with great power and practice steady ball control.
You can add a high dribble crossover action and you will find that doing crossover at normal times will speed up!
7. Low dribbling around leg around leg
Wrap your leg low with one hand to improve palm flexibility
8. Rice. 8. Low outline 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 normal crossover, ball control point should be high, at same level or above shoulders. This practice can also make players more flexible and quick to use game!
10. Side to side with one hand in front of body to change direction and control ball
11. Control ball back and forth with one hand back and forth
Control ball back and forth with one side of your body, just like before, to better control ball in all directions!
12. Ball control with one hand inside and out
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.
May 12, 2023