What is Dribblepro?
Dribble is the dream of basketball great (and inventor) Henry Bibby. Dribblepro is the must-have basketball training tool for all levels to help improve dribbling skills – including ball control, speed and footwork – in order to become a more complete ball-handler. Master the Dribble, Master the Court.
How does Dribblepro help your dribble?
The Dribblepro utilizes four uniquely shaped, strategically positioned, integrated deflection points that randomly cause the ball to bounce at 15 to 20 degree angle. The ball doesn’t change direction every bounce, but deflects enough times to keep you “on your toes.” The result is that you will be “basketball-ready,” you will learn to spread your fingers wide for more control and bounce the ball from the top (not from the side or underneath).
How many different “deflection points” are on the Dribblepro?
There are four uniquely shaped, strategically positioned, integrated deflection points on the ball ensuring an erratic but controllable bounce.
Why do you need the integrated deflection points?
The four uniquely shaped, strategically positioned, integrated deflection points create the randomness and the angle of bounce. They are positioned in such a way that you will have regular bounces combined with erratic yet controllable bounces. Also, the deflection points protrude just enough to remind your hand to use the fingertips to bounce the ball and not your palm.
Will the deflection points fall off?
The four uniquely shaped, strategically positioned deflection points are; integrated into the ball and are not “stick-ons.” They match the same quality of the material on the ball. Therefore, the Dribblepro is durable, built to handle everyday use, which it means Dribble Pro grows with you as you move up in skill level.
How was the ball made?
After some math and a series of tests with various deflections nodules, we found the perfect measurements that would result in random anomalies and controllable angle vectors. The design was integrated into a synthetic pro contoured basketball and vulcanized to the inner basketball bladder. Thus, the basketball surface was now re-engineered with 4 uniquely shaped scientifically positioned deflection points that make the ball randomly bounce AWAY from a player when he or she dribbles improperly. The quality and care put into Dribblepro will insure that you will improve your skills for a long time to come.
The Dribble Pro ball looks funny; will it really work?
Yes, it will work if you use this ball 15 minutes or more everyday you will see improvement with your dribbling almost immediately. After 15 minutes of practicing with your Dribblepro go back to a regular ball and you will see the difference!
Will the Dribblepro get away from me?
Dribblepro is designed to randomly deflect 15 to 20 degrees, assuming you are dribbling using correct stance/posture/techniques (holding a well balanced stance, fingers wide, hand on top). On occasion, you will find yourself reverting back to bad habits, which will cause the ball to bounce away from you. It is part of the fun while training with Dribblepro. It challenges you at every level.
How will Dribblepro help me?
Using Dribblepro will help you improve your ball handling skills. Not only will it train you to adopt correct/sound basketball techniques, you will fine-tune intuition and improve ball speed and control.
I am seasoned basketball player; will Dribblepro help me?
Dribblepro can help players at all skill levels. A beginner will dribble in one place, while a seasoned player will move around the court and be more daring with the cross-over and through the legs ball movements. Each poses its own challenge to a skill level, however, the one common factor will always remain - proper dribbling technique. Even the most skilled player can improve with Dribblepro and when you feel you’ve conquered your dominant hand, start to strength your weaker side.
How do I use Dribblepro?
Just start dribbling as you normally would and your mind and body will naturally adapt to figure out how to control the Dribblepro. You will discover that you are staying low in a basketball-ready position with fingers spread wide, keeping your hand on top on top of the ball utilizing your fingertips.
Do I need to know how to dribble before using Dribblepro?
You should have some ability to bounce a ball, however, if you are inexperienced with dribbling, you will have not yet developed bad habits, which may make it easier to transition to the game day basketball.
I am a coach; do you have Dribblepro drills that I can incorporate into my practices?
The great thing about Dribblepro is that you can continue to use the same drills you already use in practice, but now your players will be developing proper ball handling habits. We recommend starting a drill with Dribblepro and then switching back to your game day basketball. You can also use Dribblepro for other drills: rebounds, bounce pass, lose-ball as well as a fun game-scrimmage.
How often should I use Dribblepro?
Ideally, you should use Dribblepro as much as you can. However, a minimum recommendation is to use Dribblepro for at least 15 minutes a day. On game day, we also recommend using Dribblepro during warm-ups to get your body ready and in good form.
Is Dribblepro just for dribbling?
Dribblepro was designed with your dribbling skills development in mind but can be integrated into rebound drills as well as bounce-pass drills that teach players to have “big hands” for receiving the pass. Our favorite is to see Dribble Pro used with “lose ball” drills. Dribblepro will challenge you to become an extreme baller. Dribblepro can do everything any other basketball plus more, that's what makes it fun.
Can you use dribble pro for a real basketball game?
Dribblepro is the perfect practice companion to your game day basketball, it can also be used as the game ball challenging the players to an extreme game of basketball.
Can you use Dribble Pro outside/ inside?
Dribblepro is made with top quality synthetic leather good for both outdoor and indoor use. Dribble looks like a game day basketball, but there are four uniquely shaped strategically positioned deflection points that set it apart.
How quickly does Dribble Pro improve my dribbling?
After using Dribblepro for 15 to 20 minutes you will find that you are using proper dribbling techniques almost immediately. Unfortunately, bad habits come back quickly, which is why you should use Dribblepro daily. Dribblepro helps you maintain good dribbling habits even as you increase your skill level.
What is the basic proper way to dribble?
Dribblepro teaches the 5 fundamentals of dribbling and correct habits:
1. Spread out your fingers.
2. Use your fingertips, not the palm of your hand.
3. Keep your hand on top of the ball.
4. Snap the ball downward
5. Stay low and move with the ball.
Do top-level players use Dribblepro?
Dribblepro was originally used with pros in the development stage. In fact, Mike Bibby and Lisa Leslie endorse Dribblepro. However, stay tuned, as you will soon see many professional players using Dribblepro and talking about it.
How did you (Henry Bibby) come up with this idea?
Well let me first tell you that when I was a kid, I enjoyed the challenge of controlling the basketball on unpaved surfaces, which was everywhere back then. I quickly learned that I had to be fast in order to get to the ball before it would fly out of reach. That fun translated into better hand-eye coordination for me as well as speed – skills I took with me as a point guard at UCLA, the NBA and the CBA. Retired as a player, I hadn’t thought about the benefits of dribbling on rough surfaces until I was conducting one of my outdoor basketball camps and a dribbling drill reminded me of my early years. That day, seven years ago, put me on the path toward the development of Dribblepro that I share with anyone that wants to improve his or her dribbling skills.
Is Dribblepro made of toxic material?
Dribblepro is made of durable synthetic leather and rubber, both of which adheres to “Prop 65” standards. Further, random samples of Dribblepro are checked to ensure compliance.
Does Dribblepro come with a customer satisfaction guarantee?
The Dribblepro guarantee – your dribbling will dramatically improve in a week, or you can get your money back. In fact, we will give you 30-days and for any reason, If you’re not completely satisfied with Dribblepro, then you can simply return it to us. We will refund your money (less shipping & handling). Call our customer service department at (866) 505-7873, and one of our representatives will assist you.
Where can I buy Dribblepro?
Dribblepro is only available through our 800 number or online at www.dribblepro.com.
How is this ball priced in comparison to game/ everyday basketballs?
Dribblepro is priced to be comparable to basketballs – sometimes more and sometimes less. The Dribblepro is made of pro contoured synthetic leather for indoor/ outdoor use adding to its quality. The years of designing and precision engineering make for a training tool of great value to you.
I am a coach, I want to buy Dribblepro for my team. Is there a deal for large quantity purchases?
For bulk orders, please contact our customer service department at 888.712.DPRO (3776), and one our representatives will assist you.