Who Is This For:
This is great for any age level. If you're a beginner, you can increase the width of the cones. If you're more advanced, you can decrease the width of the cones.
As mentioned above, this ball handling drill helps you develop better handles. It forces you to be quicker and more explosive with your dribble moves.
This drill is also great because it self-coaches. You don't need a coach or trainer to tell you what to do. You have to use and develop great ball handling habits in order to have any success in the drill.
Vital Skills That You Develop
- Attack in straight lines - makes you quicker
You are forced to attack in straight lines. Attacking in straight lines helps you get to the basket quicker and wreak more havoc on the defense.
- More deceptive - creates openings
In order to succeed in this drill, you have to be more deceptive with your moves. You have to use eyes, shoulders, and other body movements to shift the defender to create a gap. That way, you can get by them.
- Play through contact and even use it to your advantage
You also learn how to play through contact. Due to the smaller space, there is going to be contact. And if you don't learn how to play through it, you won't succeed in the drill.
Additionally, you learn how to initiate contact to your benefit! Of course, you don't want to plow directly into them, this would be a charge.
However, if you attack the defender's hip and make contact, you can knock them slightly off balance.
This delays their recovery and gives you a better chance to score or create a scoring opportunity for your teammate.
- Better and quicker recognition of when to attack
Additionally, through trial and error with this drill, you learn to recognize the exact space that you need to get by the defender.
Camps That Help Develop You Into An Elite Scorer
If you'd like to learn more skills and drills to develop into an elite scorer, check out these Breakthrough Basketball camps below.
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