Use your dribble wisely. We will go into detail about dribble usage in the overall scheme of motion later, but it is important to outline what we perceive as good dribble usage. We allow the dribble for the following:
A. To take the ball to the basket
B. To improve a passing angle
C. To balance the floor and maintain proper spacing
D. To escape trouble (trapping situations, etc.)
As a note, we don’t believe that you should need more than three dribbles in the women’s game to achieve any of these dribble maneuvers. We also don’t allow any dribbles that would have your back to the basket. We want all dribbles to be under control and for the dribbler to maintain vision so they can see the cutting and screening action as it unfolds. Passing the ball to an open cutter is not an easy thing to do against a good defensive team. It is critical that the ball is delivered when the receiver is most open and for that to happen, the ball handler must be in a position to see.