Basketball technique for dribbling the ball

Good dribbling skills enable a player to keep control of the ball, travel past a defender, or to simply move the team forward.

Stage one

  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart in opposition.
  • Stand on the balls of your feet.
  • Knees slightly bent and the trunk bent forward at the waist.

Stage two

  • Push the ball downwards using fingertips.
  • Extend the shoulder and elbow.
  • Flex the wrist.
  • Keep the head up and the ball slightly out in front (max 1 m).
  • Keep the ball at waist level with your hand on top of the ball.
  • Absorb the impact with fingertips and let the wrist flex and move the ball.