Basketball Drills & Mechanics

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Basketball drills can help you improve your skills, speed, and agility. Get expert tips and advice on basketball rules, shoes, and history in this free video.

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In December of 1891, A Canadian by the name of James Naismith, a physical education student and instructor at a local YMCA, was looking for a way to stay fit during the long winter months. Needing to stay indoors, Naismith nailed a peach basket to a ten foot elevated track in the gymnasium and basketball was born. At first the basket retained its bottom, meaning the ball had to be retrieved after every basket, but soon improvements were made and an iron rim and cloth net replaced the wooden peach basket. Basketball continued to evolve over the next century and rose out of obscurity into one of the most popular sports in the world.

In this free video series, our expert Travis Corpening will tell you all you need to know about dribbling in basketball. He'll teach you the basics of dribbling, the squeeze drill, the tip drill, the figure 8 drill, the backboard tip drill, the reverse figure 8 drill, and the ankle, wrist, and head drill. He'll also tell you about the crossover dribble drill, the in and out dribble drill, running dribble drills, and the between the legs dribbling drill. Finally, Travis will go over some drills to work on your dribbling skills for the left and right hands.

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