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Ball Handling Stationary Drills
Figure Eight. This drill is when the ball is dribbled through your legs in a figure-of-eight motion. Use both hands and be sure to look up while doing this drill. 

Cross-Over.  Dribble with your right hand. Bounce the ball once on the right side, then cross the ball over in front of you by bouncing it to the left. The left hand now bounces it on the left once, and then crossover back to the right, where the right takes over again. Repeat this procedure. Make the cross-over low and quick.

V-Dribble in Front.  Start with the right hand and dribble once on the right side. Then dribble the ball in front you, as if you were going to cross over to the left side. Instead of getting it with your left hand, roll your right hand over the top of the ball, and bring it back to the right. Keep dribbling like this: right then cross over V-dribble. Getting the feel of rolling your hand over the top of the ball with this drill will help you with your "in-and-out" dribble move.
Ball Handling Speed Dribble Drills
Commando Drill.  This is a great drill for basketball players of all ages. Take 2 chairs, or other obstacles should be placed on the court: One at center court and the other at the opposite foul line.  Player should start at the baseline and dribble straight at the first chair at center court. The chairs represent defenders and players should practice moves to get around the defenders. After passing both defenders have players alternate between pulling up for jump shots and driving to the hoop for lay ups. 

This is a good drill for a player to practice the following:

  • Hesitation
  • Crossover
  • In-and-Out
  • Spin Move
  • Behind-the-Back 

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