Quick Dribble Change (Video)

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Often times, when recieving the ball, especially on the run, the game demands quick and positive action. Quick Dribble Change is a drill that works shooting, ball handling, conditioning and is directly relatable to game situations.

The drill sets upwith the shooter near mid-court, a passer on the opposite side of the floor and a cone or other obstacle in an offensive area.

If you have personnel, you can add a rebounder as well.

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The shooter strats by sprinting up the floor. After a couple of steps, the passer passes to the shooter, on the run. Quick Dribble Change2

Immediately on the catch, the shooter puts the ball to the floor and attacks the obstacle with his first dribble.

Immediately after the first dribble, the shooter makes a quick change dribble and then up, into his shot.

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After the shot ball is rebounded, either by a rebounder or by the shooter and passed to the passer.

The shooter then sprints back to his starting point for the next repetition.

Emphasis must be placed on an immediate dribble and then a change dribble in rapid succession to challenge ball handling and to simulate game conditions and on the shooter getting back to his shooting foot after the change.

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Don Kelbick

Coach Don Kelbick has had 27 years of coaching experience, 25 at the college level including 14 years as a head coach and 10 years as a Division I assistant including stops at Hofstra University, Marist College, Keene State College, and Florida International University. In 2 years as a high school coach, his teams produced 6 Division I players and was ranked #1 in Florida 28 out of a possible 34 weeks. In addition to coaching he has scouted for NBA teams, including the Knicks and the Hawks, and served as a general manager in the USBL.