Improve Off-Hand Dribbling

Find new ways to push players into developing their off-hand – they’ll thank you for it next time they beat a defender using the weak hand

WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL DRIBBLING DRILL
Players who don’t have a “weak” hand are much more valuable to your offense – but do more than simply standing around in practice and dribbling with the off-hand.

SET UP
These three drills can be run on one side of the floor with a lot of your players. Find a wall for Drill 1, space out players in Drill 2 and set up cones for Drill 3.

HOW TO PLAY
The first is the Wall Dribble. Players dribble with their off hand against a wall located about two feet in front of them. Expect players to feel the burn in their weaker arm, which shows you they need to develop more strength in it [1]. The second is One High, One Low. Players dribble one ball up to their armpit while a second ball is dribbled only as high as the knee. After reaching mid-court, players switch which hands perform the high and low actions [2]. The third is Cone Maze and simply involves weaving through cones only utilizing the off-hand dribble. Space the cones about three feet apart [3].

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TECHNIQUE
Consistently switching drills helps keep players engaged and gives you more time to work on off-hand dribbling.

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