5) Drills and Programs
There are a ton of drills and workout programs on the internet. But just doing a drill you see on the internet isn’t the answer. It is necessary to be a student of the game and make sure it is a good drill for you. If you aren’t sure what is a good drill for you, ask yourself these questions: Are you doing drills that translate to the game? Do the drills challenge you? What kind of Drills are they – Stationary? Dribbling on the move? Are you finishing off of the drills? All of these questions answer important aspects to unlocking elite handles. BUT If you are still unsure, you can rely on our top selling workout program PROfect Your Dribbling and all you need to do is listen and work hard.
4) Go Game Speed
Now a misconception about going game speed is most coaches want you to go as fast as you can. Do not listen to them. Game speed is not about going as fast as you can but rather it is more about changing your pace. Sometimes you come down the court, slow down and then blow by your defender with a sharp cut. Being able to change direction under control is game speed and that is what you need to work on when practicing.
3) Challenge Yourself
This is important because no one has ever become elite without challenging themselves. Take anyone that is at the top of the craft right now – Steph Curry, Barrack Obama, or Jackie Robinson. Young or old, Athlete or not, in order to become elite you need to step out of your comfort zone and basketball is no exception. If you are a beginner, it starts with trying to get more reps and go a little faster, but if you are more experienced and have master all the drills, then introduce some props like the Elite Handle Gloves. These weighted gloves really push you to your extreme and make it more difficult to do the simplest of tasks with a basketball.
2) Accountability partner
This has to be someone you trust and know will challenge you to reach your goals. Will you be responsive when they question you your work ethic? This partner must be someone you are in constant communication with and see regularly and the best place to start is with one of your current teammates. Stay late after practice or get to the gym early to work on reaching your goals. Just remember you need to be able to challenge your partner as much as they challenge you.
1) Be Consistent
This is the most important tip on our list. If you do everything on this list, but you aren’t consistent then you won’t see the results. You have to be on a routine that will allow you to keep progressing. Too many days off will counter act all the progress you made tips 2 through 5. This sounds simple when you are in season and practicing every day, but what about the off season. That is where players improve the most. What you decide to do this offseason can change your basketball career, so be consistent year round.