Basic Basketball Drills
Resistance Dribbling the Basketball- Getting Stronger
Resistance dribbling to become stronger when dribbling the basketball is a drill that every young player should put into their training regimen. Players such as Chris Paul have used this drill to help them become better controlling the basketball while they are fighting to physical contact. Check out this video to see how resistance dribbling the basketball is done, and how it can help you.
How it can Help You be Stronger with the Ball
Basketball is generally not a collision sport, but it is definitely a contact sport. Being able to remain strong on the basketball is a necessity when you play in games, and as you progress up the basketball ladder there will be even more contact where fouls will not be called. Every basketball player must be adept at maintaining their balance throughout this contact, as no player can ever rely on a foul being called just because they get bumped.
In this video we will show a drill that will help any player to become better balanced when dribbling the basketball. As with any drill it is important to put all of your energy into it to get its full benefit. All you will need is someone strong enough to provide resistance while you dribble.
Four Cone Dribble Basketball Drill- Not just for Perimeter Players
The four cone dribble basketball drill is great for players that are trying to enhance their ball-handling perimeter skills. I love this ball-handling basketball drill because any player can tweak it in such a way as to allow the player to work on moves that require a little more polish to their personal game.
Why these Ball-handling Drills are so Important
There are a lot of drills that can be used to enhance ball-handling skills. Often players will feel pigeonholed into thinking they are not suited to handle the basketball, so they stop trying to develop those skills. But by not developing those abilities, obviously they will not be suited for doing anything more than catching and passing the ball, and that in turn reduces their total ability to contribute to and offensive. All of these drills that I promote in my videos and my website are designed for everyone who plays the game of basketball. No player should ever think they are incapable of doing anything on the court, because if you limit what you do in practice it in turn severely limits what you can actually bring into a game.
The four cone dribble drill is just one more tool to allow a player to develop his perimeter ball-handling skills. it can be done on a half-court with a minimum of props, and one of the advantages of this drill is you can fine-tune it to whatever you happen to be working on at that time. So before you check out the video to see how I do it, just remember to push yourself as hard as you can while you do it. If you’re just starting out you might want to go a little slower, but you’ll get the most out of this drill when you go full speed.