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Learn dribbling skills

Dribbling skills

You can't walk or run while holding the ball, so dribbling is a crucial skill.

You should master controlling the ball at speed and keeping it away from the opposition.

Remember, you can only use one hand at a time, and once you have stopped with the ball you have to pass or shoot, you cannot start dribbling again.

STEP ONE

Dribbling skills

Gain control of the ball by spreading your fingers over the top.

Begin the dribble by pushing the ball firmly to the floor.

Use your hand, wrist and arm to control the height and speed of the bounce. Try to keep the ball at waist level.

STEP TWO

Dribbling skills

Keep your hand on top of the ball so it rebounds accurately, and try not to let the ball hit the palm of your hand.

Absorb the impact instead. Feel the ball with your fingers and let your wrists move the ball.

STEP THREE

Dribbling skills

Move forward on the balls of your feet and bend your knees to maintain your balance.

Keeping your body over the ball will help to shield it from your opponents.

Practice while looking out in front of you, so you can assess your options, rather than down at the ball.




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