Imagine you are in a very close game with 30 seconds left in the 4th quarter and your team is on defense. You steal the ball from the opposing team, and are now on a breakaway with defenders sprinting down the court to try and stop you from making that basket. How do you make that lay-up while moving at such a fast pace and under various amounts of pressure? Developing this skill may take some practice; however, this drill will help young athletes feel more comfortable in making lay-ups under pressure in a fun and engaging way.
This is a fast pace, full court 1v1 drill that benefits both offensive and defensive players.
Dribble – Pivot – Shoot. Three important progressions to help a player get away from their defender and give them an opportunity to shoot.
After your players have mastered the octopus dribbling drill with one basketball, challenge them to this version which involves dribbling with two basketballs! Players, including myself, tend to use their dominant hand to dribble. This drill will force them to practice dribbling with both hands at the same time!
Now that school is out, kids can practice dribbling at home – well only inside the house if you have permission from mom or dad! If not, the driveway will do just fine. Joseph Martinez takes us through some simple dribbling drills that are easy for parents to practice with their children.
One of the most important aspects in becoming a global player is being able to handle the basketball with confidence.