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Improve Your Weak Hand Dribbling Skills

March 25, 2011

For most basketball players, the season has come to an end. But there's no better time than the off-season to work on areas of your game that need improvement. Regardless of whether your ball-handling skills are as good as Steve Nash's or Chris Paul's, improving weak hand dribbling is something all basketball players need to work on.

In fact, it's essential. You will be difficult to defend if you can go in any direction at full speed while dribbling under control with either hand. Boston Celtics assistant coach Kevin Eastman says young players with a strong "weak hand" differentiate themselves from the competition.

To gain more control with your weak hand, try the following Full-Court Dribbling Drill.

-       On the whistle, dribble the entire length of the court and back as fast as possible using only your weak hand
-       Keep your head and eyes up
-       Keep your opposite arm slightly bent, protecting the ball against a defender
-       You must make it all the way up and down the court without fumbling or losing the ball

Execute this simple, yet highly effective, full-court dribbling drill at least once during each practice.

Also, to improve ball control, try the Two-Ball Dribbling Drill by John Wall [video above].

Source:  livestrong.com

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- Zosimo Maximo was formally a member of STACK Media's video production team. He began his career as a reality producer for MTV and Spike Television....

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