New Year, New Habit
Everyone loves to shoot! Let’s face it, practicing ball handling and dribbling fundamentals can sometimes get boring! But in order to become a great basketball player, you must practice ALL aspects of the game. With the New Year, I challenge you to establish a ball handling and dribbling ritual. Every time you step on a court and before you take your first shot, warm up by spending five minutes doing ball handling and dribbling drills. Here are some ideas;
- Design your own custom workout. Add drills that you are not proficient at. Challenge yourself.
- Once you increase your ability and speed, change the drills. Keep it fresh and new.
- Resist the temptation to shoot right away.
By establishing this ritual you will begin to see a marked improvement in your dribbling.
This is also a great way for instructors to begin class during the basketball unit. Establish a rule – no one can shoot a basketball until they are done with their ball handling and dribbling ritual.