OFF-SEASON THOUGHTS -- DAY #2: During this 10-day period, we are going to load up our blog on thoughts that are relevant to developing or improving your off-season program. We will delve on off-season topics from player development and drill work to motivation and team building. It will be our sincere wish that over the next 10 days we can provide you with at least one item or thought that will help you and your program.
We are big believers in the work involved handling the basketball and how it not only effects your dribbling but all areas involved that utilize the ball such as passing and catching. We have ball handling routines that we use with our players -- and that includes our post players. Much of what we do we have learned from Coach Don Meyer years ago and it is still relevant to improving our players offensively today. Handling the basketball in the off-season is something that is important but can be overlooked. Most players want to grab a ball and immediately get some shots. I think it is important that you create a ball handling routine and encourage your players to start each workout with those drill. Here is a look at some of his ball handling drills -- we are very big on the two-ball dribbling drills.