By Lena Kelly. Basketball Gear. Published at Saturday, June 02nd, 2018 - 17:19:48 PM.
You should definitely learn to dribble a basketball well with each hand. This will open up your offensive game and it will be more difficult for defenders to predict your next move. If you only have one strong side, it will be easier for the defense to anticipate your offensive play, thus making it easier to steal the ball away.
The Figure-8 Place your feet more than shoulder’s with apart, slightly bend your knees and bend at the waist. Hold the ball in your right hand, down by your right knee. Pass the ball behind your left knee to your left hand. Bring the ball around your left knee to the front and then pass the ball behind your right knee to your right hand. This will make a “figure-8” around your knees as you are passing the ball continuously. Keep going around and through your knees, first going around the front of your right knee to behind your left knee to your left hand, then going around the front of your left knee to behind your right knee to your right hand. Repeat this drill 15 times going as fast as you can. Then, repeat the drill going in the opposite direction. Remember: don’t watch the ball!
The 4th of the simple basketball plays is the fast break off a turnover made by the defense. Whenever their team makes an interception or steal, the players quickly move to fill the left lane and the right lane. The ball possessor dribbles quickly down the middle of the court. He/she dribbles to just inside the foul line and stops to take a shot or pass to an open teammate closer to the basket. These simple basketball plays are ones that grade school players can remember and do during the games. These plays often lead to makeable shots. This builds the confidence of grade school players as they see that they can get open for scores.
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