Get the basketball
First of all, you have to get a good basketball. Search the stores which contain sports goods. You can easily find a good basketball from any shopping mall or a specialised shop. There are many varieties of basketball. Some are expensive than others. You don’t have to buy an expensive one from the market. Just get a reasonably good basketball with which you can do practice. If you cannot get a basketball from any nearby store, you can order for it online.
Develop a good feel for basketball
After getting the basketball, you have to make yourself well acquainted with it. Keep playing with it in your backyard or basement. Find a place where you can spend maximum time with the basketball. Furthermore, you should practice at a place where no one gets disturbed by your noise.
Learn to dribble while walking forward
When you become familiar with your basketball, you have to learn to dribble. First, keep dribbling at different paces while standing up straight. After that, you have to learn dribbling while walking in the forward direction as you will have to move forward in the matches while keeping your basketball under your hands.
Learn to keep your head up
It is extremely important for you to keep your head up while dribbling, otherwise you will not be able to see the moves of your opponents in the match.
Learn to dribble while walking backward
Dribbling while walking backward is one of the most difficult things to do in a basketball match as you have to judge the moves of your opponents, which is very tough. Therefore, you must give appropriate time to learn dribble while walking backward.