James Harden drops Jamal Murray

One miss step on the basketball court will have you going viral in the matter of seconds. The National Basketball Association MVP James Harden is a human highlight when it comes to breaking ankles. His handles on the basketball is as tight as the banana boat crew.

Is it possible for you to get elite handles like Harden, Curry or Kyrie? Of course, if you put in the Work Work Work! You can not excel in the game if you don’t dedicate yourself to the process. You can’t skip the struggle! I’ve been a European pro for 14 years  and tried every drill in the book to boost my handles. I found that the tennis ball is the most  effective tool to improve your handles.

Basketball Dribbling Drills

Here are 5 Basketball Dribbling Drills that will get you elite handles.

#1 – Tennis Ball Toss/Right – Basketball Dribbling Drills

Right Hand – Dribble the basketball with your Right Hand while the tennis ball is in your left hand. Every 3 dribbles, toss the tennis ball slightly above your head and snatch it out the air with you left hand.

#2 – Tennis Ball Toss/Left – Basketball Dribbling Drills

Left Hand – Dribble the basketball with your Left Hand while the tennis ball is in your Right hand. Every 3 dribbles, toss the tennis ball slightly above your head and snatch it out the air with you right hand.

#3 – Tennis Ball Crossover – Basketball Dribbling Drills

Begin with the basketball in your right hand while the tennis ball is in your left hand. Start the drill by dribbling the basketball. Toss the tennis ball every 3 dribbles by crossing the ball to your opposite hand and catching the tennis ball with the opposite hand that you tossed it with.

Be sure to toss the tennis ball before you crossover. Toss-Cross-Catch while staying low and keeping your eyes up so that you are focusing on the tennis ball only.

#4 -Tennis Ball Between the Leg -Basketball Dribbling Drills

Begin with the basketball in your right hand while the tennis ball is in your left hand. Start the drill by dribbling the basketball. Toss the tennis ball every 3 dribbles and dribble between your legs with the ball to your opposite hand and catching the tennis ball with the opposite hand that you tossed it with.

Be sure to toss the tennis ball before dribble BTL. Toss-BTL-Catch

#5 – Tennis Ball Behind the Back – Basketball Dribbling Drills

Begin with the basketball in your right hand and tennis ball in your left hand. Start the drill by dribbling the basketball. Toss the tennis ball every 3 dribbles and dribble behind the back with the ball to your opposite hand and catching the tennis ball with the opposite hand that you tossed it with.

Be sure to toss the tennis ball before you crossover. Toss-BTB-Catch

Digital Basketball Workouts

I can guarantee that your handles will improve if you master these 5 basketball ball-handling drills. Check out my weekly digital basketball workouts if you want to take your game to the next level!

Good Luck,

Drew#21