2 Biggest Youth Basketball Dribbling Flaws and How To Fix Them
Among many other tips, Bob offers two great solutions for these problems.
- Start the players dribbling on their knees.
This will take out the upper-arm movement and force players to dribble with their finger tips and wrists. It also strengthens the muscles needed to proficiently dribble a basketball.
Dribbling drills while sitting down also work.
The only limitation with these drills are your imagination - stationary, in front, side to side, forward to back, around the body, switching hands, etc.
- Dribble numbers.
Simply holding up fingers and having the players yell how many fingers you are holding up is a great way to keep the ball handler's eyes up where they need to be.
You can do this with almost any ball handling drill whether it's stationary or moving.
- Be Patient! It is vital to be patient when working with kids.
- The younger they are, allow them to make mistakes and get better.
- Make sure every kid has a basketball.
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