Top 10 Basketball Handling Mistakes

Pistol Pete basketball handlingBall handling is a crucial part of basketball and there are 10 common mistakes that young players and even players on higher levels commit. We will be learning ten huge mistakes of ball handling and how to correct them for optimum game performance.

Dribbling and taking care of the ball is vital to a player and team success. The game has changed and evolved rapidly from even ten years ago. Even the some of the rules have changed and with that comes a misunderstanding of what is the correct way of handling the ball. These ten points will make any player a more efficient and better ball handler. Lots of games are won and lost due to either sloppy ball handling or being too careless with the ball.

You can be the greatest shooter in the gym, but if you can’t handle the ball effectively than your shot will be just a wasted skill. Ball handling is a skill that can be improved upon with lots of repetition and correct training. It also is a skill that must be practiced on a daily basis.When a player misses significant time away from the game usually the two things that are hard to get back right away are your conditioning and your ball handling. There are very few elite ball handlers playing today. One reason is it takes a tremendous amount of dedication. The first thing any player wants to do when entering the gym is shoot. Their is not enough emphasis put on ball handling especially at the youth level. Even ten to 15 minutes a day can have a huge impact on the quality and effectiveness of your ball handling.

Kids today watch the NBA and want to emulate all the fancy moves before even realizing that first you must master the basics and fundamentals before progressing to the more advanced stages. One thing that stays consistent with basketball and will never change are the fundamentals. They must be taught and learned. The earlier the better. Having the fundamentals down will increase your chances greatly of becoming the ball handler you want to be and are capable of.« Continue »