These are team basketball ballhandling drills from the University of Wahington Women’s Newsletter.
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This is what Assistant Coach Mike Neighbors said about the drill:
One of my assistant coaching duties is have a 4 minute warm-up ready to open practice. Many times coach wants it to be a team ball handling. This one has become my favorite in the last couple of weeks. This drill has helped us cut our turnovers down to around .125 per possession in our 5 PAC 12 games.
Every player with a ball. Split team into two groups. Players space inside the three point lines on both
ends of the court. At least two of them in the paint area at all times.
Players work on individual ball handling. On the whistle, two players from each end sprint dribble to the other end, eluding the players still ball handling to finish at the basket. They get their own rebound and find a spot on that end to work on their HANDLES. Next whistle, two different players go. Repeat.
We start early in the year taking them through the specific drills we want them to work on.
As the year progresses, I will simply say “you work as hard as you want to on them” .
I always learn a lot about how important each player treats the drill and their me to work on ball handling skills.
It puts the pressure on them and you can coach each player accordingly.
Other variations: send three players or four players at a time so they have to communicate and pretend on the other end to finish at different mes. If you have an injured player put them in the jump circle and have them lead the ballhandling.