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Use angles

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How can I learn to dribble better?

Use angles

One of the most important techniques to bringing the ball up the floor is to use angles to your advantage. Rather than trying to put on some great move and go by someone, the novice point guard should concentrate on a low dribble, protecting the ball with their body and an arm bar, then advance the ball up the floor using 45 degree angles. When they feel pressure and the defense is in front of them, they should change directions and attack at another 45 degree angle.



1/22/2010 9:43:11 PM
jessica said:

hey im on the girls varsity team and i dont get what my coach mean to pressure the girls on the other team what is it that you have to do i dnt even no im so confuse help.

1/27/2010 8:25:40 AM
Brian said:

I assume he means on the defensive end. Usually when a coach wants a player to "pressure" an opponent, he means to get belly to belly with them, keep your hands in their faces, which makes it difficult to pass, dribble, or shoot for them.

3/3/2010 12:02:55 PM
Rajon rondo said:

Yes that is exactley what ur coach means get paper thin and dnt let them move just dnt foul

7/28/2010 10:39:30 PM
Josh said:

hey this is sort of confusing, what i don't understand is the dribbling in angles wut do u mean? example please

8/4/2010 12:51:16 AM
Brian said:

It just means instead of a straight line, dribble at an angle

11/29/2010 11:05:37 AM
Josh said:

Yes but...WHAT DO YOU MEAN WITH "dribble at an angle"?????

12/9/2010 2:21:42 AM
Brian said:

lol, okay, I'll try my best to explain. Say you were trying to dribble from one rim to the other. The straight line would be from the front of the rim to the other rim. An angle would mean to dribble toward the halfcourt sideline, THEN toward the rim. You still get to the same place, but you do it at an angle.

4/2/2011 8:59:14 AM
Hannah said:

sooo cool how do you know so much


11/29/2011 3:30:31 PM
Armani said:

Dribbling is the easiest thing in the world, even on an angle......


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