What is the purpose of having “great handles”?

For us it would be:

  • getting from point A to B :heavy_check_mark:
  • creating separation from the defender :heavy_check_mark:
  • create an advantage :heavy_check_mark:
  • staying in control under pressure :heavy_check_mark:


That’s why when we work on “ball handling” with our older players, you won’t see stationary ball handling drills for 10-20 minutes.

We like to focus on game-like situational drills that force the player to make the decisions while dribbling the ball.

If you work on game skills you will get in game results.