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2 Ball Pounds

Set Up: Each player will need two basketballs for this drill.  Players without a basketballs should line up behind those players with a basketballs.  Coach should be in front monitoring this drill.

Movement: Players will slam the basketballs down as a forcible dribble. This pounding motion will help players learn how to control the basketballs as they slam down and back up into their hands.  Start so the balls are controlled at the waist, then move down to the knee.  Each player should work each hand at each height for ten seconds before passing to the next player.    

Key Focus Point: Pounding the basketballs down to the floor with power.  Controlling the basketballs with dribbling hands as they fire back up from the floor.  Finding a rhythm.  Good dribbling stance with knees bent and feet spread shoulder width apart.