Basketball Skills: Ball Handling Techniques

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Basketball Skills: Ball Handling Techniques

Jeff Damron

Former Head Basketball Coach

In Basketball, "it's critical to learn the proper techniques early on," according to Jeff Damron of Lyman Ward Military Academy. Damron, former Head Basketball Coach for the Academy, shows the young athletes attending Auburn Tigers Basketball Camp what real ball handling is all about. Repetition of correct techniques makes for a strong player. These ball handling techniques work on developing both hands and both feet. Slapping the ball from head to toe, these drills call for speed and repetition. Dribbling drills, including the Stationary Dribble, the Half Crossover, and the Figure Eight, keep the basketball moving side-to-side and behind the back. It's about speed and technique. It's about the art of the game of basketball...and..... it's worth watching no matter how long you've played (or coached) the game.

Basketball Handling Drills - Part One

In Basketball, it's critical to learn the proper techniques early on. Repetition of correct techniques makes for a strong player. These ball handling techniques work on developing both hands and both feet. Slapping the ball from head to toe, these drills call for speed and repetition.

Basketball Handling Drills - Part Two

Starting with the stationary dribble, this video is full of ball handling action. The Half Crossover, Figure Eight, side-to-side and behind the back. It's about speed and technique. Ending on passing technique, athletes learn how to jump stop and pivot for the pass. Great drills for fundamental ball handling skills.