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Dribbling
« on: February 25, 2017, 09:25:02 AM »

Offline Somebody

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Um guys are there any dribbling drills that are actually efficient as well as effective? I've searched some on YouTube and most of them require a ton of time with minimal improvement (at least for the ones I watched). Are there any suggestions from guys who play or coach basketball? Thanks a lot

Re: Dribbling
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2017, 09:48:41 AM »

Offline jambr380

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It's been a while, but I found dribbling two balls at the same time (alternating and in unison) to be effective. Of course while you are doing this you should run, change speeds, even go side to side a bit and also change how high off the ground you are dribbling.

It isn't necessarily going to give you killer 'handles', but you will become much more adept at keeping control over the ball at all times when multiple defenders are around you since it is a practice of constantly having to pay attention to your dribble.

Re: Dribbling
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2017, 09:53:32 AM »

Offline vl819

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Practice dribbling with head up or eyes closed. Also practice dribbling while running/sprinting as well as doing crossover and other moves while maintaining a certain level of speed without losing your dribble. The simulation of game intensity dribbling is the only way to truly get better at it imho

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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2017, 09:54:24 AM »

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There are nice Steve Nash videos on youtube.
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Re: Dribbling
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2017, 10:01:31 AM »

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There are nice Steve Nash videos on youtube.
Aren't these very basic? Like for beginners type of basic. I'm not good by any stretch of imagination but I'm generally good at some basic moves or getting to ball from point a to b

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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2017, 10:03:53 AM »

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I really recommend the dribbling 2 balls thing. Also make sure you get the basic skill down of not looking at the ball. Alot of people kind of ignore that, but its integral.
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2017, 10:04:20 AM »

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There are nice Steve Nash videos on youtube.
Aren't thise very basic? Like for beginners type of basic. I'm not good by any stretchof imagination but I'm generally good at some basic moves or getting to ball from point a to b

Can you do the first drill? 0:42 to 1:30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c9TU1IWo6Y
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2017, 10:10:06 AM »

Offline Somebody

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There are nice Steve Nash videos on youtube.
Aren't thise very basic? Like for beginners type of basic. I'm not good by any stretchof imagination but I'm generally good at some basic moves or getting to ball from point a to b

Can you do the first drill? 0:42 to 1:30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c9TU1IWo6Y
The one with the fingers? I can do it pretty well

Re: Dribbling
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2017, 10:17:53 AM »

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For two balls...I'm not very good at it but I can manage to do the move steph curry popularized (doing a crossover and a between the legs simultaneously) without looking down (it's pretty slow but it's still reasonably fluid).

Re: Dribbling
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2017, 10:42:26 AM »

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Stationary ball-handling is overrated.  Work on game moves.  Get to the basket from the 3 point line in 1-2 dribbles and work on finish moves.  Spin ball out to yourself, reverse pivot, and rip-drives.  These may not look fancy, but they actually show up in games.  Also, work on pull-backs while keeping dribble alive (needed against traps and ball screen hedging).  Most of the fancy stuff is fluff you'll never use.

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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2017, 10:44:53 AM »

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I know Kyrie used to practice with a plastic bag over the ball

Re: Dribbling
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2017, 02:39:22 AM »

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Stationary ball-handling is overrated.  Work on game moves.  Get to the basket from the 3 point line in 1-2 dribbles and work on finish moves.  Spin ball out to yourself, reverse pivot, and rip-drives.  These may not look fancy, but they actually show up in games.  Also, work on pull-backs while keeping dribble alive (needed against traps and ball screen hedging).  Most of the fancy stuff is fluff you'll never use.
Thanks this sounds constructive. I worked on these this morning and I felt more comfortable (a bit) when I'm on the open floor.