Working on ball handling is something that every player should do regardless of position, especially with younger basketball players. Because whether the player is a primary ball handler or not, it helps so much with their hands and develops soft hands. This two ball basketball dribbling drill is great for working on strengthening both hands at the same time, making different moves with the basketball, and working on staying in an athletic position when you move with the ball.
This last one is important because many players dribble the basketball standing too straight up, which takes away from their ability to be as explosive and protect the basketball from defenders. This basketball dribbling drill is great for really working on staying low and moving athletically with the ball.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: 2 Ball Single Move Box Basketball Dribbling Drill
Equipment Needed: 2 basketballs and 4 cones.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on ball handling and staying low, and being athletic with the ball.
- Stay low during this basketball drill and be as athletic as you can when you move and change directions.
- Keep your eyes up, and don’t be afraid to make a mistake.
- You can choose the move you do at each cone; just choose before starting the drill.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Set up four cones in a box shape about 10 feet apart from each other.
- The player will start at one of the cones, and when the drill starts, they will begin dribbling both basketballs and moving towards the cone in front of them.
- They will break down at the first cone, make a crossover move, and then begin sliding laterally to the second cone.
- When they reach the second cone, the player will make another crossover move and then start backpedaling to the third cone.
- Upon reaching the third cone, the player will make another crossover move and then slide to the fourth/starting cone, making one last crossover.
- Repeat this motion as many times as you can in the desired amount of time.
- Instead of the crossover move, you can also use the between the legs move, behind the back move, or the reverse between the legs move.