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Becoming a Better Ball Handler, Part 2
Lee Taft, MS, CSCS, SPC, USATF, Performance Director, Sports Speed, Etc., Inc.
In Part 1, I talked about the importance of ball handling drills to increase the ball control and speed of your hands. Being able to get the ball into any position you need is critical. Next I talked about dribbling drills. The key to functional and effective dribbling is knowing how to take advantage of the defense. In order to take advantage of the defense you must have great dribbling ability to put the ball on the floor anywhere you want, and you must have primary and counter moves. Primary moves such as a blow by, crossover, or inside out are designed to put the defender to bed quick and easy. Dribble moves like behind the back, spin, or double moves are designed to react to the defensive players counter. The key is to be armed with weapons.
The last part I shared was dribble attack moves. I have players use dribble attack moves to set up a shot. I want players to be aggressive when attacking the defensive so they get on their heels and starts retreating…then quickly get a shot off.
Now let me share with you some additional attack moves that are sure to get the defense in a frenzy while the offensive players gain confidence. And finally, I will share some effective shooting drills to spread the defense out of the paint.
Dribble Attack Moves
Here are a few great attack drills to improve your players' scoring and passing off an attack move:
There are so many attack move drills you can use, but the important factor in training is to reproduce moves that are likely to happen in a game. The above drills are out of any offensive set.
This progression can be completed anywhere on the floor, but I will outline it from the wing.
Run off a chair or cone to simulate a screener and perform a slight curl:
Take 5 shots of each from both the right and left wings. Eventually build up to making 5 of each of these shots.
So there you have it. A straight forward basketball skill program that will improve your ball handling, dribbling, attack moves, and shooting, Plus, you have some quality passing skills thrown in as well.
Don't think that success will come just because you want it to. You must put in hours of work to create positive patterns of movement. If you want it bad enough you will do what it takes.
Yours in Speed,
P.S. If you have any question please visit www.SportsSpeedEtc.com so we can help you.
Lee Taft is known as "The Speed Guy" and has some of the most effective training DVDs for athletes and coaches on the market. Lee is also a top level basketball trainer and trains players who want to develop their individual skills.
Please contact Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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