30 Second Workout Drill: Speed Dribble Hook

30 Second Workout Drill: Speed Dribble Hook
By Hal Wissel 

     When you anticipate a defender trying to deny your drive down the lane you can counter by driving across the lane and finishing with a hook shot. This challenging drill combines the use of strong- and weak-hand hook shots, speed dribble and reverse dribble. The drill consists of alternately driving from each elbow (the intersection of the foul line and lane line) and shooting hook shots with your left hand when dribbling right and right hand when dribbling left.
     Start at the right elbow in a balanced stance with your left foot forward and your right foot back. Drive across the lane using a speed dribble with your outside (right) hand and finish with a left-hand hook shot. Catch the ball with two hands and speed dribble out to the left elbow, using your outside (right) hand. Place your inside (left) foot on the elbow and reverse dribble, pulling the ball back toward the basket with your right hand.
     Drive across the lane using a speed dribble with your outside (left) hand and finish with a right-hand hook shot. Catch the ball with two hands and speed dribble to the right elbow, using your outside (left) hand. Place your inside (right) foot on the elbow and reverse dribble, pulling the ball back toward the basket with your left hand. Continue the drill for 30 seconds, alternately driving and shooting hook shots on each side of the basket.
     Record the number of hook shots you make in 30 seconds. A good score is seven hook shots in 30 seconds. This is a great conditioning drill. At the completion of the drill we recommend that you shoot two free throws.

30 Second Workout Drill: Speed Dribble Hook 

 

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