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What Every Basketball Player Should Know About Their Ball Handles
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What Every Basketball Player Should Know About Their Ball Handles
This article will explain what every basketball player should know about their ball handles.

Your basketball ball-handling skills are vital to your success on the court, from point guard to center, no matter your position. You need to be able to shoot, pass, dribble and move with the ball in your hands—but how do you improve your ball handling skills?


Learn about how to increase your basketball ball-handling skills in this informative article.


The Basics

Basketball players must have strong ball-handling skills to succeed on the court. This means controlling the ball with both hands, making sure you don't turn it over to the other team, and knowing how to dribble, pass, shoot, and rebound. 


When trying to improve your ball-handling skills, consistency is vital. Many people think that working on dribbling drills will improve their ball handling. But in reality, you also need to work on shooting drills to improve your hand-eye coordination. 


You can practice this with the Shoot-A-Way shooting machine, which shares features with the Dr Dish basketball shooting machine. Although the Gun from Shoot-A-Way retails at a higher cost than the Dr Dish shooting machine price, it offers a lot more. 


Grip It Right

The first thing you need to do is get a good grip on the ball. You can grip it with your fingers or palm, but ensure you hold it tight. The second thing you need to do is keep your elbows in. This will help you control and keep the ball from bouncing.


The third thing you need to do is keep your wrists straight. It will help you get a good snap on the ball when you shoot. The ball release height from Shoot-A-Way helps with the grip and the capabilities at advanced levels compared to what Dr Dish and other competitors produce. 


Practice Stance And Movements

To have good ball handling skills, you need to have a firm grip and be able to control the ball. You also need to dribble quickly and change direction quickly. To practice these skills, start by working on your stance.


First, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and bend your knees slightly. Then, start dribbling the ball around your body and keep your hands close to the ball.



Basketball players always seek to improve their skills in every area, including ball handling. It can seem like one of the most challenging parts of learning how to play basketball, but it doesn't have to be. With the right information, you can learn the basics of ball handling and quickly progress from there to become one of the best players on your team and beyond.

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