The aim is to improve control and handling. The player holds the ball in their right hand with their fingers spread, and slaps the ball hard with their left hand. Repeat the process in the left hand and slapping with the right.


Basketball Ball Handling


  • Whilst keeping the ball moving lower the hands below the knees and above the head.
  • Do not look at the ball.

Coaching Points:

  • Make contact with the ball using fingers and thumbs. Not the palm of the hand.
  • Pound the ball hard to improve the feel for the ball and grip

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