I've been zeroing in a lot on my ball handling for the past 6 months and have made a lot of progress from where I was. People actually respect my ballhandling, but I still have a lot of work to do.
-For one, my handles dont always translate to in game situations - My body is slow and not explosive -I still look kind of awkward when dribbling the ball even though I can dribble pretty well.
Keep in mind I'm a tight dribbler, but I'm also trying to work on my loose ball handling. Like think about Isaiah Thomas dribbling , which is tight, versus Jamal Crawford's dribbling, which is loose. I'm trying to develop both.
But now I've kind of plateaued in my progress.
My workout usually consists of many stationary drills going as fast as I can, like pounds, crossovers of all sorts, and stuff like that going at full speed. I also use a weighted basketball doing this. Then I'll do wall taps by dribbling behind the back, between the legs, etc. But this is just a warmup. It lasts 20-30 mins. The real stuff begins when I start going down the court.
So I get low, and go through this sequence at full speed down and back the basketball court
One hand V- Between the legs Between the legs forward Between the legs backward Figure 8 Dribble forward Between the Legs from behind forward Between the Legs from behind backward Tight Behind the back up the court forward Tight behind the Back up the court but moving backwards Loose Behind the Back moving Forward (It's like I'm not as low but I'm trying to cover as much ground as possible with each behind the back dribble)
Loose Behind the back moving backwards
Keep in mind in these drills I'm always moving fast.
My dribbling looks really awkward sometimes though, I have long thighs relative to the rest of my body.
I need advice in how to take my handles further