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Dribbling a basketball can be very difficult at first and seem frustrating to improve on but if you know how to handle a basketball better it can be very beneficial to you as a basketball player. The best way to handle a basketball better is to practice. I’m sure you’ve heard of the saying “practice becomes perfect” but I rather the saying “perfect practice becomes perfect”. When dribbling a basketball there are many factors and tips to keep in mind.

One of the most overlooked aspects of handling a basketball is keeping your head up. This is one of the differences between a great ball handler and a good ball handler. If you want to handle a basketball better you have to keep your head up. When you have your head down looking at the ball you may telegraph your moves which makes it easy for the defender to steal the basketball, and it makes it difficult for you to see the court when your head is down. At first it may seem challenging or even impossible to dribble with your head up but if you really want to handle the ball better, you have to dribble with your head up.

Another great tip to help you handle the basketball better is to dribble low and hard. There are two obvious reasons why this is important. If you dribble the basketball low, your defender will have a hard time stealing the ball and if they do try to steal the ball it can give you an opportunity to drive to the basket or use a crossover dribble move. If you dribble the ball hard and low, not only will it be tough for your opponents to steal the ball but they will also be somewhat intimidated to steal the ball because you’re dribbling the ball low and hard which would make it grueling to time a steal.

If you really want to handle the basketball better you will need to master stationary with speed and movement ball handling. Stationary dribbling would be like dribbling the ball standing still whether you’re doing a regular dribble, a crossover dribble, or a between-the-leg dribble. And speed and movement ball handling would be dribbling a basketball up and down the court as fast as you can. Some people only master one type of dribbling, and it’s usually stationary dribbling but you need to master speed and movement dribbling as well.

Once you can dribble with your head up at all times, dribble hard and low and work on stationary and speed and movement dribbling you will start to notice an improvement in your basketball handling. Like I said before perfect practice makes perfect, so if you want to handle the basketball better you have to practice the right way. Implement these tips every time you dribble a basketball and you will improve your game.


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