Working on ball handling is something that every team and player should do regularly, whether you are a primary ball handler or not. Post players should be doing basketball dribbling drills because it helps develop their hands and touch with the ball. Even if it is only for 10-15 minutes a day, it matters.
This two ball basketball dribbling drill is great to use as a warm-up before practice or a workout because it will help work on ball handling and get the player moving and warmed up. Along with it working on ball handling, it can be a conditioning drill if you extend the amount of time that the drill is done for. Adding multiple stations and players to basketball drills like this is also great for competition.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: 2 Ball Box Basketball Dribbling Drill
Equipment Needed: 2 basketballs and 4 cones.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on ball handling, staying low in an athletic position, and condition (if the time limit is extended).
- Stay low the whole time doing the drill.
- Push off and be explosive when turning a corner.
- Dribble the basketballs as hard as you can, and challenge yourself to go as fast as you can.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Set up four cones in a box shape (cones should be 8-10 feet apart from each other).
- The player is going to start with both basketballs at one of the corners of the cones.
- When the drill starts, the player will begin dribbling both basketballs at the same time and moving forward.
- When they reach the next cone, they will breakdown and slide laterally to the 3rd cone.
- At the 3rd cone, they will breakdown again and then backpedal to the 4th cone.
- When they reach the last cone, they will break down again and slide laterally back to the starting corner.
- Without stopping, the player will continue the same pattern around the cones.
- Continue for the desired amount of time.
- Make sure that on the second set, you change starting corners.
- You can also do this same drill with an alternating dribble as well.