How Can I Improve My Left Hand Dribbling?
How can you improve your left hand dribbling? In order to be a complete basketball player, you must be a good dribbler. Not so much for the big man in the middle, but it is definitely a must for the point guard in any basketball team. It is especially fun to watch a right-handed player strutting on the court with his dazzling left hand dribbling antics a la Harlem Globetrotter trickster! Just as it is exciting to watch a two-fisted, dynamic fighter in boxing who knock his opponents out with either hand, such as the legendary Manny Pacquiao, it is equally fascinating to witness a point guard, who is deemed as a master dribbler, stupefy you with ball-handling mastery and magical tricks on the court. It doesn't matter if you are accustomed to using your right hand a lot when you play basketball; you can also employ your left hand to complete your game in terms of dribbling genius.
There are several ways to improve your dribbling with your left hand. Here are some tips to help you get started:
- Practice. With or without a game schedule, you can proceed to any basketball court to practice and hone your dribbling skills with your left hand, if you're a right-hander. While you're at it, you can also start doing lay up drills using your left hand so you will possess an outstanding overall game.
- Employ. Once you get acclimatized to using your left hand in practice, you are ready to employ your newly developed dribbling skills in actual games. Don't be upset when other players laugh at you for looking a bit awkward dribbling and shooting with your left hand. Sooner or later, you will become proficient at it and your left hand will work naturally for you in your games.
- Dominate. Once you become an expert dribbler with both hands, you will be an envy of your teammates and opponents. Enjoy it while you can still play the game you love. Dominate and become a superstar on the court!
Your overall game is dependent on your dedication in practice so don't consider yourself a superstar even if you're scoring double digits in every game you participate in. Stay humble and you will discover that by having this special virtue, your statistics, not just in shooting percentage but also in the assist department, will steadily go up. In fact, they will have nowhere to go but up—now that you're a complete basketball player.