Ball handling is simply controlling the ball, it consists of whenever the ball is in your hands this means catching, passing, and dribbling. Taking care of the basketball is one of the essential skills in basketball.
Not taking care of the ball is a pet peeve of most coaches and a sure way to get your self on the bench. Turnovers are a huge factor in whether a team wins or loses. Check the box scores of a few games it's usually the team with the least turnovers that win if everything else is about equal.
If your team is poor at ball handling your team has trouble scoring the basketball, because that will result in the team getting less shot attempts and thus fewer points.With the rise of positionless basketball, it is even more important that all players learn to handle the ball.
I often run into players who tell me that they cant work on their game because they have no way to the gym or they cant dribble in the house when its cold outside.
So I decided to put together this ball handling drills challenge that requires no dribbling and very little space. No more excuses for you not working on your game. With this challenge, you can time yourself and challenge your friends or even challenge your past times.
What You'll Learn in this Post
- A fun ball handling drills challenge
- A smart and fun way to improve your ball handling through a challenge
- Simple drills to improve your ball handling
- Understanding the value being a great ball handler
ball handling drills
Ball Handling Challenge
Around your head - Wrap the ball in a circular motion around your head. Count every time the ball touches your right hand 25 times each direction.
Around your waist - Wrap the ball in a circular motion around your waist do not let the ball touch your body. Count every time the ball touches your right hand 25 times each direction.
Around your knees - Wrap the ball around your lower leg without letting the basketball touch the ground. Count every time the ball touches your right hand 25 times each direction.
Around the world -Using both hands, take the ball around your head, then around your waist, and then around your knees, each time completing a full circle. Repeat this routine in reverse order, then change directions. You count each time the ball goes around your head 25 times in each direction.
Around your right leg - Wrap the ball in a circular motion around your right leg. Count every time the ball touches your right hand 25 times each direction.
Around your left leg - Wrap the ball in a circular motion around your left leg. Count every time the ball touches your right hand 25 times each direction.
Figure-Eight Around your Legs - you weave the ball between and around legs in a figure-eight pattern. Count everytime the ball reaches your right hand 25 times in each direction.
Figure 8 around the back - the same as the above direction except at the end of a figure 8 you go around the back and start from the beginning again. Count every time you take the ball around your back, 50 times total.
Back and forth ball catch - With feet shoulder-width apart and knees bent, start with the ball in front of your knees, held in both hands. Drop the ball and catch it with two hands behind your knees before the ball hits the ground. With your hands behind your knees, Drop the ball and catch it before it hits the ground as their hands change to the front of your knees. Continue this routine of going from in front of knees to behind over and over. Count every time you catch the ball in front of your knees 25 total.
Between the leg side to side - With your feet spread apart and the ball between your legs. place your right hand on the ball from the front, and your left hand on the ball from behind your legs. Drop the ball and switch hand to your left hand in front and your right hand behind while catching the ball. Keep repeating this process switching hands count every time you catch the ball with your right hand in front 25 times total.
Double Leg-Single Leg -Start with your feet together and knees bent, holding the ball in both hands in front of your knees. Take a side step backward with the right foot and circle the right leg. Then bring the right foot back to the starting position and circle the ball around both legs. Next, repeat the first step with the left leg. Continue this pattern, circling one leg, both legs, then the other leg, always remaining in an athletic position. 25 times circling the ball in each direction.
Jogging around the back - Jog while wrapping the ball in a circular motion around your waist do not let the ball touch your body. Count every time the ball touches your right hand 25 times each direction.
jogging between the legs - Jog while taking the ball between your legs right to left and then left to right. Count every time the ball touches your right hand 25 times each direction.
Are You Ready To Master This Ball Handling Challenge?
This ball handling challenge was put together to be fun and challenging if you don't have a gym or a lot of space you can still improve your ball handling. Track your time and compete against your friends, teammates, and even your fastest time.
No more excuses take action now the only thing that can hold you back is you.
Let me know in the comments if you need more help.
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