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!