Like any good basketball player would know, knowing how to handle that orange rubber ball in your hand can mean the difference between a stolen ball and a point. Practicing on your home basketball court can make all the difference.

Many players believe that the only player that needs to know anything about ball handling is the point guard, when in fact ball handling should be practiced by every player. When you’re a good ball handler, the rest of the game becomes easier. Ball handling can improve your passing, your drive to the basket and getting those long-range baskets.

Sure, playing a game of basketball can help your skill, but practicing on your own can be a great way to get those skills started. So grab a ball, and practice at home with these awesome and easy ways to start your way to better ball handling skills.