See Better Ball Handling
(pdf), with video links.
a) Cone dribbling
Use one flat cone (or a line), do 50 of each,
- right-hand dribble side to side (E-W, shown)
- repeat with the left hand
- right-hand front to back (N-S)
- repeat left-hand
- plus sign - right-hand clockwise around the cone (N-E-S-W)
- repeat left hand.
- use 3 cones in a row to increase the distance
- use two balls at the same time, with two cones about 2-3 feet apart.
2) Lateral double crossovers
Create lateral space to shoot or drive, if your defender closes that space, cross back over and blow by.
Use two cones about 4 feet apart, start in front of the cone on the right, do 10 then switch sides.
a) through the legs, hesitate, crossover - go between the legs right to left, hesitate (hop off the left foot, shuffle right-left), get the left foot outside the left cone, crossover left to right back to the first cone (use a left-over-right crossover step), re-set (you can take a pound dribble), repeat
b) switch hands (Steve Nash), hesitate, crossover
c) behind the back, hesitate, crossover.
Use 8 flat cones to make a square with a hole in the middle, do 20 of each,
- right-hand dribble out-in (outside the right side of the square)
- left-hand out-in (outside on the left)
- right-hand out-in-out (side to side, right-in-left)
- left-hand out-in-out (left-in-right)
- right-hand out-in (outside the bottom)
- left-hand out-in (outside the bottom)
- right-hand out-in-out (outside the top, inside, outside the bottom)
- left-hand out-in-out (top, inside, bottom).
Try to look up.