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Dribbling Passing Shooting All the Same

What’s the “proper” mechanical motion used when a player dribbles, passes or shoots the basketball? Each skill requires the following:

1. The player’s arm is bent or cocked back
2. In initiating skill (dribbling, passing & shooting), the player fully extends their arm
3. Upon full arm extension, the player snaps their wrist

Many legendary basketball coaches have always said, “One of the best things a kid can do is practice dribbling the basketball.” Unbeknownst to the kid, their passing and shooting will improve, as well.

All three skills use the same mechanical motion!

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Coach Berry

John Berry (a.k.a. Coach Berry) has been a basketball coach and skill development trainer since 1993 and has coached hundreds of games and instructed 1,000’s of kids. Coach Berry is, and always has been committed to helping youth in life and on the basketball court.