The Basketball V-Dribbling Workout
Start with right hand and make short v dribbles in front of your right leg. Do the same with your left hand. Control the basketball and move your hands quickly to build your ball-handling speed.
Start with right hand and make longer v dribbles. Perform this same drill with the left hand. Try to get a rhythm swaying from left to right.
Perform the crossover as a v dribble.
Spread legs with the right foot about 3-4 ft. behind the left foot. Perform the v dribble with the right arm. Use short quick dribbles on the right side of your body. Perform this same drill on the left side of your body. Put your left foot in front of the right foot when performing the v dribble on the left side.
Spread legs and perform the v dribble between your legs. Isaiah Thomas was infamous for the between the legs dribble. He embarrassed defenders with this type of dribble. You have to use both hands when performing this drill. Switch the position of your legs and perform the drill again.
Sit your butt low for the behind the back v dribble. Perform the v dribble behind your back.
In & Out Dribble Incorporated in to the V-dribble
Start with right hand and make short in & out dribbles in front of your right leg. Do the same with your left hand. Control the basketball and move your hands quickly to build your ball-handling speed.
Start with right hand and make longer in & out dribbling moves. Perform this drill with your left hand. Try to get a rhythm swaying from left to right.
Emphasis: Put one hand behind your back when performing the v dribble with one hand except when performing the crossover, between your legs and behind the back. Keep your head up when performing these drills. Try to get quicker as you go along. 50 bounces for each drill. Increase the amount of bounces as you get better at performing this dribbling drill.
You Did it! CONGRATULATIONS – you are now on your way to mastering the V dribbling drill. This is a beginner drill but will help you set a foundation for your ball-handling. This drill will help with ball-control, speed, rhythm and more. It will prepare you to utilize these moves when running on the court.