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Dribble Skills

Dribble Dribbling should be done with finger pads and the fingers should be relaxed and spread. The wrist should be pushing the basketball, and the forearm should be moving up and down. High dribble: A normal dribble, usually when there are no defenders around you to steal the ball. Low dribble: Keeping the ball low to the floor, thus decreasing the area between the hand and the floor, making it more difficult to steal.
Control Dribble Make strong, low passes to the floor. By using a firm, short dribble that does not leave the hand for very long, you are under control and able to keep your head up and offensive options open. When changing dribble between hands (crossover, between the legs, behind the back) anticipate where the ball will rebound off the floor and bring your catching hand low to meet it.
Pivoting At the moment of gaining possession of the ball (receive or intercept a pass, get a rebound, or pick up a loose ball) or end the dribble, a pivot foot must be established. Having established a pivot foot, pivoting, shooting, passing or dribbling is possible. While pivoting only steps with the non-pivot foot in any direction are allowed.
Cross Over / Between Legs

Crossover (to Left): flick the ball across your body from your right hand to your left hand, while simultaneously moving your right foot across your body to your left. It is important to keep your body low; your dribble should be no higher than your knees.

Between legs (to Left): Begin with rapid low dribbles with the right hand. Take a deep step forward with the left foot and flick the ball through the legs to the left hand. Keep the body low as moving forward to the left.