Basketball Basic Practice - Back Dribbling

Many people find it easy to dribble behind their backs, but when they do it themselves, they either kick with their feet or slide with their hands and feel like something is wrong. In fact, compared to changing hands and dribbling in front of body and under crotch, it is really much more difficult to dribble ball behind back, but after proper training it will gradually become comfortable. In NBA, Irving's signature double-back dribbling is silky and elegant, and it's not impossible to achieve that level. Next, I will tell you some of details of dribbling behind back.

One, pickup point

In fact, whether it's dribbling behind back, changing hands in front of body, or dribbling under crotch, placement is very important. The drop point of rear dribble is slightly behind middle of legs, which is equivalent to performing a forward dribble in reverse. It is better to train front of body and then back.

Second, center of gravity

Many people dribble behind their backs in order to dribble behind their backs. The whole person leans back and looks like he's about to fall. It is not right. The correct way is to bend your knees and keep your back parallel to your calves. The center of gravity and ball's landing point are approximately in same vertical line, so dribbling of ball behind back will not be wobbly, which helps to connect movements and passers.

Third, hand position

After each dribble, other hand must always be ready to catch ball. As a rule, hands can be put on waist, which is convenient for catching ball. It does not depend on height of lead and your situation.

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May 14, 2023