Basketball Dribbling Drills - Speed Ladder Dribbling Series
The following ladder dribbling drills are great for warming up and they are a fun way to develop your feel for the basketball. These drills force you to control your dribble as you go through the ladder.
One Dribble Crossover
Take one dribble outside the ladder and crossover in the square and move up through the ladder. Once you develop a rhythm, start to pick up your pace.
Take one dribble back and forth in each square. Fast as you can, dribbling the ball back and forth.
Similar to continuous crossover, only this time you exaggerate the dribble and extend the ball wide as you dribble back and forth.
Inside Out Crossover
Inside out dribble outside the ladder and crossover inside the ladder.
Behind the Back Dribble
Keep the ball behind your back the entire time and dribble in each square as you progress down the ladder.
Two Ball – Lateral With Two Bounces
Begin by standing on one side of the ladder, facing the center. Bounce each ball twice in each square as you move down the ladder.
Two Ball – Lateral With One Bounce
Similar to the two ball lateral with two bounce drill, only this time you will only bounce the ball once in each square.
Two Ball – Side to Side
You will dribble two balls in unison, alternating one ball in the ladder and one ball outside the ladder.
Execute – Then get outside your comfort zone – First work on the execution of the drill. Once you start to feel comfortable, take it to the next level and push yourself by increasing the speed.
Pick three to four variations of these drills to begin your workout.
Don't overuse the drill – You should only spend three to five minutes working on these ladder drills then you should move on to other game-like ball handling drills.
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