The drill is incredibly simple, which makes it easy to introduce skills to new players.
Line players up along sideline, baseline or anywhere you have space.
Each player needs a ball.
The coach instructs players to get in an athletic stance and dribble the basketball. The coach will need to demonstrate each type of dribble and key teaching points.
Drill Progression for Beginners
Here's a recommended progression to teach basic dribbling skills to youth players:
- Right hand pound dribble
- Left hand pound dribble
- Half circle right hand
- Half circle left hand
- Continuous cross overs
- One dribble cross overs
- Control dribble right hand
- Control dribble left hand
This is a good progression to learn the basic fundamentals of dribbling.