Basketball Ball Movement

Chapter 5

In this chapter, we will learn how basketball teams move the ball on the court. We'll talk about passing, shooting, and dribbling.

Ball Movement

Now that we understand the basic player positions in basketball, it is time that we learn how players move the ball on the court. There are three (3) ways that players can move the ball in basketball:

  1. passing
  2. shooting
  3. dribbling

What We'll Be Learning

First, we'll learn what it means to have possession of the ball in basketball. Next, we'll learn the basics of moving the ball by means of passing, shooting, and dribbling.

Dribbling will be the most difficult concept to understand. We will break down dribbling into three (3) stages of movement.

By the end of this chapter, you should fully understand how players move the ball on the court during a game.

Glossary Terms

At any point, you can go to our basketball glossary and look up any of the terms discussed in these chapters. Here are all the terms we will be covering related to ball movement:

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