Use small weights and resistance training to build the muscles in both forearms and hands. Consider wrist curls and and exercise machine that focuses on strengthening each finger individually. Don’t just think you’re able to stand around, catch the ball and then shoot it. The best way to get into the flow of the game is to be in motion.
Work on getting the ball down the length of a full court with five or fewer dribbles during drills. This may seem like an impossible challenge, but it will increase your stride length and your speed. That translates to smooth layups during fast breaks.
Make sure that you’re dribbling the ball correctly. When you dribble, only use your fingertips instead of your palms. This provides you with much more ball control. Avoid dribbling in front of you and only dribble to the sides of your body. Never look at the ground. Always look up.
Make sure that you practice teamwork when you are on the court, or people may have a hard time dealing with you. You may want to impress others on the court, and this may give you the idea that you should shoot the ball yourself, but it would be best to pass the ball to someone who is open.
Don’t show up your teammates. Remember basketball is a team sport. If you spend time turning your team against you, you’ll find that your opportunities on the court will quickly dry up. Soon you could even be riding the bench. This is a team game that takes trust, so do your best to earn it.