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Handling The Basketball: Tips And Tricks
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Handling the basketball is important in the game of basketball. Let’s face it, if you can’t handle the basketball you are hampering your true potential. If you want to be a great basketball player, handling the basketball has to be second nature.

There are a few tips and tricks that you can use to improve your ball handling. You can start by dribbling every day until the ball feels like it’s a part of you. Simply put, you want to be able to dribble the ball with your eyes clothes without fear of losing the basketball. Even if you can’t dribble every day, try to dribble as much as possible because repetition is very effective in improving ball handling ability. Make sure when you’re dribbling the basketball you aren’t looking at the basketball. If you’re just starting out then you may need to look at the basketball now and then when you’re dribbling but if you have been playing basketball for months or years, you should be able to dribble without looking at the basketball.

If you want to be a great ball handler you have to develop the ability to dribble the basketball with both hands. You want to be able to handle the basketball with your right and left hand effectively. Don’t rely on one hand to do everything; you are holding back your true potential when you’re only dribbling the basketball with one hand. If you need to, practice dribbling the basketball with your weak hand, while, your dominant hand is behind your back. Great ball handling is achieved when you eliminate your weakness. If you struggle to dribble with both hands effectively, you need to fix this problem to eventually become good at handling the basketball.

When you watch basketball you may have noticed that many great ball handlers use the hand they aren’t dribbling the basketball with to protect the ball from being stolen. This is an effective strategy that many basketball players use to keep the ball from being stolen. Let’s say you are dribbling the ball with your left hand, you will want to use your right hand to shield the basketball so your defender can’t steal it. Most of the time, when your defender sees you protecting the ball with your other hand, they won’t even attempt to steal the ball. This is a trick that can go unnoticed but it will make you a better ball handler.

These tips can be very beneficial to anyone who wants to improve their ball handling. But as I said these are tips, and once you apply them they will deliver instant results but you may want a program that can deliver drastic results in a short amount of time.


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