Solo Ball Handling

  • Time: 10 minutes
  • Need: Basketball, hard floor

Pro tip (not required): Track your progress

Do a 1st time assessment

  1. Have a parent time you for 30 seconds per drill.
  2. Do as many as you can in 30 seconds. Write down your number of reps.
  3. Then move to next drill, 30 seconds, write down your number of reps.
  4. Have a parent set a reminder for 30 days. In 30 days, do the same assessment as above. Track your stats and compare to the first assessment.

Assuming you practiced these 10 ball handling drills in the 30 day time-frame, you should improve.

You can do assessments however often you want to track progress.

How often should you do the drills?

Do the drills as often as you want.

1 day per week, 7 days per week – it’s up to you. Just make sure you are focused and give 100% effort.

The more often you do the ball handling drills, the better ball handler you will become.

Solo Ball Handling Drill

Start out doing 20 of each of these, in this order. Video resources are below. Make sure you have the proper form – knees bent, ready position, pounding the basketball hard.

Around waist (left to right)
Around waist (right to left)
Around leg (left)
Around leg (right)
Right knee high dribble (eyes closed)
Left knee high dribble (eyes closed)
Crossover knee high
Windshield wipers (right)
Windshield wipers (left)
Between legs (left in front)
Between legs (right in front)
V behind back

Around waist

Knee high dribbles (right and left)