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Ball Handling Drills

 

Stationary Ball Handling

Player A completes the following ball handling skills:

  • Ball Slaps (10x, R&L)

  • Typewriter (5x, R&L)

  • Balance Hand Pick-ups (10x)

  • Circle Body (5x, Head, Waist & Double Leg)

  • Circle Single Leg (5x, R&L)

  • Circle Step Back (5x)

  • Circle Figure 8’s (5x)

  • Dribble Figure 8’s (5x)

  • Quick Hands (10x)

  • Spider Dribble (10x)

  • Rhythm Drill/Drops (5x)

  • Wolfe Drill (10x)

  • Inside-Out (10x, R&L)

  • Push-Pull (10x, R&L)

  • Continuous Crossover (20x)

  • Continuous Behind the Back (20x)

  • Between Legs (2 Dribbles, 20x)

  • Behind Back (2 Dribbles, 20x)

  • Between Legs (1 Dribble, 20x)

  • Between Legs / Crossover (10x, R&L)

  • Between Legs / Behind Back (10x, R&L)

  • Pullback Crossover (1-Step, 20x)

  • Pound Dribble (Front/Side/Back)

  • Push-Pull & Skip

 

150 Pound Challenge - Click HERE to watch this drill!

Player A completes the following ball handling skills:

  • High Pound (25x)

  • Low Pound  (25x)

  • Inside-Out  (25x)

  • Crossover  (25x)

  • Between Legs (25x)

  • Behind Back (25x)

Every “pound” counts as one dribble. After completing weak hand, repeat with strong hand, and then weak hand once more!

 

2-Ball Dribbling Sequence - Click HERE to watch this drill!

  • Low Rhythm & Non-rhythm – Player A maintains a low, simultaneous dribble. He then dribbles every other.

  • High Rhythm & Non-rhythm – Player A maintains a high simultaneous dribble. He then dribbles every other.

  • High / Low – Player A dribbles one ball high and the other low. He then changes.

  • Window Wash – Player A dribble one ball inside-out and the other push-pull. He then changes.

  • Move Out! – Player A does the above sequence as he moves out to halfcourt and back.

  • Zig-Zag – Player A zig-zags to halfcourt and returns backwards. Utilize 2-3 push-steps to advance the ball(s).

  • Change Hands – Player A zig-zags and on change of directions he changes hands with the two balls.

 

Northern Ball Handling

  • Partners A and B complete the following ball handling skills:

  • Take Infield – Throw a tennis ball against the wall standing 12-15’ away. Maintain a low center of gravity and push-step left or right to get in front of the ball.

  • Dribble & Juggle – Simultaneously toss a tennis ball up in the air and make the catch while maintaining a closed dribble with the non-dominant hand.

  • Dribble & Catch – Simultaneously play catch with player B while maintaining a closed dribble with the non-dominant hand.

  • 3-Ball Catch – Partners A and B play catch with three balls at the same time.

 

KTG Moves on the Move

  • Player A lines up in a single file line and assumes a triple-threat position with the ball.

  • He begins with 2-3 speed dribbles and then executes one of the following: 1) inside-out move, 2) crossover move, 3) hesitation move, 4) pullback crossover and 5) finally, player A creates a combo of “moves on the move" and/or adds a second ball.

  • After 2-3 more speed dribbles, jump stop and reverse pivot. All the while, player A keeps his dribble alive.

  • He returns using his left hand and repeats the same move on the move.

  • Player A finishes with a hand-off pass to player B and simultaneously calls out his name.

 

Shoot if you’re open. Pass if you can. Dribble if you must!