Best Basketball Power Dribbling Drills for Youngsters

Basketball requires players to not just effectively more their feet, but also to maneuver a basketball and finally shoot it on a portable basketball goal. Basketball players first learn to dribble the basketball with one hand, then to alternate hands, until they progressed to more advanced dribbling.

Here are 10 power dribbling drills for youngsters to practice with.

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1Finger Grabs

Hold the ball with the fingertips, squeezing it while rotating it back and forth from one to the other hand. Your palm should not touch the ball.

2Slaps

Slap the ball from one hand to the other hand.

3Power Crossovers

Dribble the ball in your right hand, and then quickly bounce the ball to your left hand. Dribble the ball with your left hand for a few seconds before you dribble it back to your right hand. Do this exercise over and over.

4Power Dribble and Soft Dribble

Power dribble with one hand for at least ten seconds, then soft dribble for five seconds. Repeat multiple times. This technique will teach your arm muscle how to alternate between various dribbling speeds.

5Dribble Blindfolded

Blindfold yourself and dribble a ball for at least 60 seconds. This drill will help you enhance your tactile sense of the ball.

6Dribble Between Legs While Walking
7Wall Target Drill

Tape an X on a wall and stand about 10 feet away from it. Using the chess pass technique, aim for the target. Vary the difficulty by moving farther away from the target.

8Figure 8 Drill

Crouch down and dribble the ball low around the right foot and in between the legs toward the left foot and back to position.

9Chair Dribbling

Set up 3 chairs or cones in a line with each one is set 10 feet apart. Power dribble around the chairs or cones in different shapes such as figure-eights, circles, and the like.

10Double Ball Power Dribbling
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