The aim is to improve control, dribbling and handling. Player starts bent over, low to the ground, knees slightly bent, and toes pointing straight ahead. Player moves their legs forward and backward alternately.

 

Basketball Ball Handling

When the player's left leg is forward, they move the ball behind it and between their legs to his opposite (right) hand, and when the right leg is forward the ball is moved behind that and to their left hand.

Progressions:

  • Increase the speed and distance of the dribble

Coaching Points

  • Players should keep looking ahead and not at the ball
  • Make sure the ball is behind each of their legs to avoid tripping over in the event of the ball being dropped.
  • Maintain control of the ball at all times

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