What Is Speed Dribbling?

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Speed dribbling is when a basketball player dribbles while running as fast as possible. Find out how to keep the basketball in front when speed dribbling with help from an athletic trainer in this free video on playing basketball and basketball skills.

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Speed dribbling, the difference between speed dribbling and your regular guard hand up dribbling is that you are trying to go as fast as you can while you are dribbling the ball, so if you are on a fast break you want to make sure you can still go fast and make that layup. So the key to speed dribbling is making sure you are pushing the ball in front of you. So you kind of want to push it out forward as you are going in the direction that you want to go basically towards the basket and that is the big difference between regular dribbling put your guard hand up and fast break speed dribbling, pushing the ball in front of you. And the key with speed dribbling is making sure you are pushing the ball in front of you, so and to ensure that you are going as fast as you possibly can you kind of want to push the ball out in front of you, so you can get the leg up on your opponent because they are not going to have the ball.

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