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Basketball Ball Handling Drills - FIGURE EIGHT DRIBBLE DRILL

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The player dribbles the ball in a figure eight fashion, alternating hands. To do so, she begins by standing with her feet apart and leans to the right. She dribbles with her right hand, starting at the outside of her right leg. Then she leans to the left as she dribbles with her left hand. She gives the ball a hard, quick tap form behind when changing hands. The hand that is not dribbling should be between the player's legs ready to make the switch as soon as possible.

The player repeats the drill as she moves forward, dribbling a figure eight behind her legs as she walks. She starts at the outside of her right foot, and dribbles behind it, then steps with her left foot and dribbles behind it. She continues up the court in this fashion.

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In step 1, as the player becomes faster, her dribbles should get lower and lower.

In step 2, the player should keep her hands behind the ball, with her palms up, as she dribbles.

In step 2, the player should work on coordinating her feet with her hands until she can bend over and almost run down the court. As she becomes faster, she will be able to keep her feet out in front of the ball.






This basketball drill is licensed under a Creative Commons License. This drill is from Pål Degerstrøm at www.degerstrom.com/basketball.

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