Think you have the ball on a string? Think again. RE-introducing… the POWERHANDZ Dribble Sleeve 2.0! This anti-grip removable basketball wrap is placed around the circumference of a basketball, decreasing control when dribbling or catching the ball.
The Dribble Sleeve is used to make ball handling drills more difficult during training by reducing the grip on the surface of a basketball.
Here are 5 drills you can do with the Dribble Sleeve 2.0:
1. Ball Slaps
Continuously slap the basketball from one hand to the other. This is a great drill to start with to get your hands ready for the workout.
2. Straight Arm Finger Taps
While making sure to keep your elbows locked, tap the basketball quickly back and forth straight out in front of you. When you become good at this drill start by moving the ball up and down.
3. Machine Gun
Kneel down on the ground and alternate both hands to keep the ball as low as possible to the ground. The ball should stay in the same spot.
4. Spider Dribble
Start with your knees shoulder-width apart and bent. The ball should stay underneath you the entire time of the drill. Dribble the ball with your right hand, then your left hand, then reach your right hand around behind your knee for a dribble, and then your left hand behind your knee for a dribble, and then back to your right hand in front. Continue this.
5. Pound Dribble – Ankle Height – Right Hand
Dribbling the basketball a couple of inches off the ground with your right hand.
6. Pound Dribble – Ankle Height – Left Hand
Dribbling the basketball a couple of inches off the ground with your left hand.
7. Pound Dribble – Waist High – Right Hand
Making sure to be in a stance, pound the ball as hard as you can into the ground at around waist hight with only your right hand.
8. Pound Dribble – Waist High – Left Hand
Making sure to be in a stance, pound the ball as hard as you can into the ground at around waist hight with only your left hand.
9. Pound Dribble – Shoulder Height – Right Hand
This is used to get the player out of their comfort zone. Pound the ball as hard as you can while dribbling at around shoulder height with only your right hand.
10. Dribble Figure Eight
Again starting in a wide stance. Dribble the ball in a figure 8 motion around both legs using both hands.