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How To Greatly Reduce Turnovers With These Body Control Drills

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In this video, Bob Bigelow takes you through some great drills that will improve body control with and without the basketball. These will dramatically reduce traveling calls and bad passes.





Here are the drills and progressions for Red Light - Green Light that Bob takes you through in the video.

  1. No basketball - slow
  2. No basketball - fast
  3. Dribbling - slow
  4. Dribbling - fast
Body Control Tips

  • Knees bent, hips back, shoulders over the feet, shooting foot forward.
  • Be quick, but don't hurry.
  • Be under control.

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Dan says:
10/18/2011 at 7:42:23 PM

Would you run the drill with the kids stopping, but with a standing dribble?

Most kids are too quick to pick up the ball and they get in trouble by not having their dribble to attack, get out of trouble, etc.


Joe Haefner says:
10/18/2011 at 7:49:35 PM

Absolutely, Dan. You can have them dribble forwards when you say green light and stop moving on red light, but maintain the dribble. You can also have them perform a back up dribble when you show the red light.


Tim says:
10/19/2011 at 1:57:41 PM

Great drill...middle school..two practices with these body control drills..decreased turnovers by 80% in the next game. I coach females and center of gravity is even more important to teach. Very helpful.


Keith says:
10/19/2011 at 9:26:06 PM

Just taught a group of kids ages 10-12.

Used this drill today. Was great way to teach kids balance and control


Parthipan says:
10/31/2011 at 10:09:16 PM

Any beginner joining my camp should go through the START STOP DRILL without/ with the basketball,definitely it curtails rate of VIOLATIONS.


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