Coaching Points: • Do your best to keep your eyes and head up throughout the drills to see the floor. • When performing the different dribbling moves, do your best to explode out of the move to practice getting past your... • Go slow in the beginning and focus on technique before adding speed.
Keep your feet a few inches apart, flex your knees, and bend at the waist. Holding the ball in your right hand, pass it behind your knees to your left hand. Pass the ball around the front of your knees with your left hand to your right hand. Repeat the drill 20 times going in one direction as quickly as possible.
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How to Dribble a Basketball. Keep your head up and your eyes on the game. Don’t look at the ball. Extend your arm and snap your wrists to send the ball into the ground. Use your fingers, not your palm, to control the ball. Do not bounce the ball too high while dribbling.
The coach instructs players to get in an athletic stance and dribble the basketball. The coach will need to demonstrate each type of dribble and key teaching points. Drill Progression for Beginners Here's a recommended progression to teach basic dribbling skills to youth players: Right hand pound dribble; Left hand pound dribble; Half circle right hand
This basketball coaching tip alone will boost your team's defensive quickness. Players should be taught to always start moving to their correct defensive position when the ball leaves the fingertips of the player that's passing it, NOT when their teammate catches the pass. Just by training players to move on the pass and not the catch, your ...
Keep your body between the ball and the defender. Keep the ball low to the floor, behind and close to your body. Keep your other arm straight out in front of you, as a guard against the defender. You can't push off, or grab the defender, but you can use your "arm-bar" to keep the defender from reaching around you.
Below are 30 dribbling drills for basketball coaches to use during practice. The drills require anywhere from 1 to 5 players. If you're a player working out on your own, you should also check out our individual player drills section. Each drill below has unique purpose and emphasis -- but with all dribbling drills you want to emphasize:
Coaching Points: Players can either use dribbling moves (behind the back, through the legs, crossover, low dribble, high dribble, in-and-out dribble, etc) or ball-handling moves (around the waist, around the head, around one leg, candy cane, etc).