• Stationary Ballhandling

  • Purpose

    Players practice their ballhandling skills.

  • Drill Setup

    Players set up in the halfcourt with plenty of space between them.

  • How It Works

    • Slap – Ball is held at chest level out in front. Players alternate slapping the ball with each hand.
    • Figure 8 – Players wrap the ball around their legs in a figure 8 motion.
    • Front Flip – Players hold the ball between their legs at knee height. They bring their hands up and back catching the ball as it stays between their legs.
    • Side Flip – Same as front flip only the players have one hand in front and one behind. They move their hands up and back catching the ball as it stays between their legs.
    • Spider – Similar to the side flip only now players dribble the ball, tapping it with each hand as their hands move back and forth around the legs.
    • Drop and catch – Players hold the ball behind their legs, they drop it, clap hands in front and then bring their hands back to catch the ball before it hits the ground.
    • Toss and Catch – Players toss the ball up in  the air, clap repeatedly and then catch the ball behind their back.

Players work on their ballhandling skills and on developing hand-eye coordination.

  • Coaching Tips

    In each of these exercises, players should be focused on having fast but sure hands.

    On the toss and catch, players should be clapping at least four times before catching the ball.