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Ball Slaps

Set Up: Players will need a basketball in hand for this individual drill.  Players without a basketball should line up behind those players with a basketball.  Coach should be in front monitoring this drill.

Movement: Players will “slap” the ball from one hand to the other at chest level.  After several seconds, players will move to waist level “slaps”.  Each player should work each height for ten seconds before passing to the next player.    

Key Focus Point: These slaps will help players get a good feel for the ball and develop a rhythmic cadence that replicates dribbling.  Focus on players slapping the ball from one hand to the next.  Finding a rhythm.  Good dribbling stance with knees bent and feet spread shoulder width apart.