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How to Do a Speed Dribble

Learn how to do a speed dribble from former top-ranking college basketball player Jason Curry in this Howcast video.


Right now we'll talk about how to speed dribble. Speed dribbling is essential because it helps us to get the court as fast as possible. Really, in fast break situations, if you're a ball handler you want to get from point A to point B down the court as fast as possible.

So right now we'll show you a good drill that we use on a daily basis that helps players improve their speed and ball handling as far as getting up the court as fast as possible.

So right now we'll have all three guys go to the baseline. The first thing that we want to do is work on our right hand going up the court. Alright? So as we do this, one of the things that we always want to do is we want to maintain trying to stay relatively low. We don't want to dribble upright with the ball coming here. We want to keep the basketball at about our waist level.

The next thing is we want to maintain control of the basketball. Meaning that I'm dribbling the ball in this motion as opposed to throwing it and running and throwing it and running. We want to maintain ball handling control but now moving as fast as we can.

So right now we'll have these three guys dribble up the court and back with their right hand as fast as possible. And this is something that you can do every day. It's a simple drill that will help you improve your speed, your ball handling and also conditioning.

Alright fellas? Go! Push it out. Full speed, full speed, full speed. Nice job. Turn the corner. Full speed as fast as you can. Full speed, full speed, full speed, full speed, full speed. Alright?

So notice that what they did is they went 100 percent full speed. And you want to try to work on game situations at game speed. One of the things we always mention, if you can it with your right hand we want to work on our left hand. Go! Left hand, full speed, push it out, full speed. Excellent. Turn the corner. Try to control it. Full speed. Get up the court, get up the court. Turn. Control it, control it, control it, control it.

So now once we get down the court and we handling that basketball, we're able to get past the defender and enable us to be able to shoot, pass or continue our move to the basket.

And that's a drill that you can work on to improve your speed dribbling.

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