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Dribbling Lines – Dribbling Drill
This is a simple drill to teach the basics of dribbling to new players.
It’s a good way to introduce new moves without overwhelming them and will also help to improve the technique of the movements players already know.
Every player has a basketball and lines up on the baseline.
If you have more than 8 players, create two lines on the baseline instead of one.
How it Works:
The coach will instruct the players to use different dribbling movements to dribble up to either the half-court line or full court.
Tell them the dribble movement you want to be performed first, and then say ‘go’.
Here are a few that I like to use:
• Right hand up, left hand back
• Dribble low
• Dribbling backwards
- Players must keep their heads up at all times.
- Once they develop good technique, focus on the players pushing off with their outside foot when making a move.
- Write down the dribbling moves so that you don’t forget them. I always do!