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a) 5-cone line
g) Transition

a) 5-cone line

5 cones in a tight line, dribble with one hand around each cone and back, do 3 sets with each hand.

See YouTube video - Top 4 ballhandling drills.

Also see Dribbling - Fullcourt zig-zag (one-hand weave).

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b) Zig-zag in the lane

Two cones in the lane, start in one corner, zig-zag dribble out, around and back using the two cones and the lane lines, dribble back to the start. Progressions

- crossover
- between the legs
- behind the back
- spin dribble
- repeat from the other corner.

See YouTube video - 3 essential dribbling drills.up

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c) Zig-zag to halfcourt

Use 4 cones to halfcourt, repeat coming back, or dribble around to the start (shown), or speed dribble back up the sideline, progressions

- crossover
- between the legs
- behind the back
- spin dribble.

See YouTube videos - Top 7 ballhandling drills for 2016, Zig-zag drill.

See Dribbling - Tauer halfcourt, Shooting - Guard workout.
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d) Diamond series

Four cones, always dribble to the middle cone (cone 1).

Start under the basket dribbling with the right hand, make a crossover at cone 1, cone 2, cone 1, cone 3, cone 1, cone 4, cone 1, finish with the left hand.

Repeat dribbling out with the left hand, with crossovers at cones 1-4-1-3-1-2-1, finish with the right-hand.

Progressions

- between the legs
- behind the back
- cross, cross, between
- cross, between, behind.

See YouTube videos- Top 4 ballhandling drills, Dribbling progression drills.up

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e) Point-guard series

Three cones, make any move at each cone (freelance), finish at the rim.

Progressions

- stepback move and shoot at the last cone
- stepback move, attack the basket.

Work both sides.

See YouTube video - How to be a good point guard.

Also see Dribbling - Altizer moves-counters, Shooting - Crossover jumpers.
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f) Spin moves

4 cones, make one quick move at each of the first two cones (e.g. between the legs), take 1-2 dribbles, make a spin pullback at the last cone, finish at the rim or on the other side. Work both sides.

See YouTube video - Spin move series.

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Progression - 5 cones, make a cross-between-behind triple move at each of the top two cones, a drop crossover at the middle cone (switch hands), spin pullback at the last cone.

(Variation - after the first triple move, attack the middle cone)

See YouTube video - Top 4 ballhandling drills.up

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g) Transition

One cone on one side, start with 5 right-hand pound dribbles then a scissors dribble (drop the inside foot back, attack with a crossover-step drive), make an inside-out move and finish with a power layup.

Progressions

- between the legs (then throw the ball back to the other hand, your defender is behind you, cut him off)
- behind the back (wrap).

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Three cones on the other side, start from the baseline, 5 dribbles, scissors dribble, repeat the same move 3 times (inside-out first time through), make a quick underhand finish off one leg, continue.

See YouTube video - Dribble better in transition.

See Layups - Primary-secondary moves, Dribbling - Tony Watson series (commando drill), Chair drill
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