5 Basketball Dribble Tricks
If you are looking to show off on the courts, then it would definitely benefit you to know 5 basketball dribble tricks. These tricks are designed to help you not only make your game more of an entertaining show, but are also guaranteed to throw off the other team! Just read on if you want to show up the competition out there on the courts.
- The figure 8. This dribbling trick isn't done by by simply bending down at your waist and putting one hand in front and one hand behind your body. After you have set up for the trick, continuously pass the ball between your leg to the other hand, being sure to switch hand positions after each set of two passes.
- The Crab Walk (between the leg dribble). This is probably the most used basketball trick because it is one of the simplest to accomplish. Simply pass the ball under each leg as you walk up the court. This one, like all of the other basketball tricks on this list, takes practice, but as you figure it out, you will become much more competent at accomplishing it.
- The behind the back dribble. This basketball dribbling trick is pretty self explanatory. Just put both hands behind your back and dribble the ball from one hand to the other. This is another dribbling trick that will almost assuredly take practice, but once you get it, you will be able to switch dribbling hands one more cool way!
- Throw-Off Dribble. This one is a dribbling trick that is used to throw off your opponent when he is all over you. Simply put your non-dominant foot forward and start to straighten your back up; then, right before your body is at a 45 degree angle, take off. This trick will “throw off” your opponent and make them slow down because they believe that you are slowing down.
- The Fakie Dribble. This is the same type of trick as the Throw-Off, being that it is used to accomplish the same thing. To do this basketball trick, simply pretend like you are about to pass the ball off, then take off with a dribble. If you are really lucky, you’ll get someone following the ball who'll believe you threw the ball to your teammate and will instinctively follow it.