Basketball Dribbling Tips & Tricks : How to Dribble a Basketball with Your Eyes Closed

Uploaded by expertvillage on 02.02.2008

As a practice dribble, I think it's a good idea to practice dribbling with your eyes
closed. There is equipment out there that you can actually buy. They have these glasses,
and I don't have a pair with me, but there are some glasses that are like reverse sunglasses.
They come out about this far and they'll rest on the bridge of your nose. They'll come out
in this direction like this so that when you look down, all you're seeing is those glasses.
You can't see the ball. If you don't have a pair of those and you're just out by yourself
practicing or when you're warming up as a beginner and intermediate dribbler, it's always
a good idea to practice either with your eyes closed or always looking around. Looking down
the court and around the court because that's what makes a better basketball player by being
able to keep your head up, seeing what's happening in front of you, and being able to make decisions.
It's a lot easier to make a decision passing the ball or shooting the ball when you can
see the action that's going on. I'm going to show you. You're comfortable with it, you're
down in your dribbling position. Just close your eyes. That's the other benefit of being
low to the ground is the ball is not going to go as far. When you're up here, then you
have to really feel more for it, but that's not so bad either. You can just get used to
not even looking for the ball. Don't cheat yourself. You only hurt yourself. That's what
you're doing. You're practicing with your eyes closed doing a couple different things.
Where's that ball coming up? There it is? It's going to come up relatively in the same
spot. Practice that. Remember, keep your head up and your eyes focused on the floor,