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HOOPZONE Player Development
Why are these Ball Handling Tips so important? Well, let's think about the game of basketball for a minute. Every offensive skill in basketball - shooting, passing, catching, dribbling, individual moves and rebounding - requires players to handle the ball. Good ball handling can make or break your team!
All players, no matter what position they play, must be able to handle the ball well. Whether they are rebounding, dribbling up the court to improve a passing angle, catching the ball in the post or on the break, playing against pressure defenders, or grabbing loose balls, you hands must be familiar with the ball to be successful in this game.
Perhaps the best way to increase confidence with the ball is through ball handling drills. Follow the drills in the link below at least 2-3 times per week and you will be amazed at the vast improvement in your ball-handling skills, dribbling skills, hand-eye coordination, and quickness. HOOPZONE will instruct you through a series of drills, tips, and exercises that will undoubtedly increase your ball handling skills
One of the essential skills in becoming an all-around basketball player is to be able to handle the ball no matter what position you play on the court. And of course, one of the most difficult skills, including shooting, passing, catching, dribbling, and rebounding, involve handling the ball. Doing ball handling drills everyday, whether it is at the start of a practice, or throughout an entire season can improve your ball handling skills. At HOOPZONE camps we pay special attention to handling the basketball through a series of Ball Handling Drills. At least 15-20 minutes of every camp is spent on this.
I would even take this a step further and encourage you to use these ball handling (non-dribbling) drills around your home, while watching TV, listening to music, etc. This will only help you develop better hand control with the ball. Pistol Pete Maravich , the greatest ball handler ever, spent all his time handling the ball and it made him a marvel to watch as seen in above video.
Now get a ball and get to work,
Player Development Tips found on this page are what you'll be taught at HOOPZONE camps!
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