When you make a dribble move past your defender you want to get low, attack north/south, and push the basketball out past the defender after you make your move. These are all fundamentals of making a great dribble move. The 3 bounce between the legs dribbling drill is going to work on all of the fundamentals, and really help the player learn to be efficient with their movements.
This is not one of the more advanced basketball dribbling drills, but it is something that every player needs to work on until they master it. Every time that you do this drill you should be trying to be even more explosive than you were the last time. Challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone.
Drill Name: 3 Bounce Between the Legs Dribbling Drill
Drill Goal: Work on being explosive with the basketball on your dribble moves.
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and a partner (or chair if no partner).
Tips: Don't waste any motion on your movements (no false step, raising up, etc.). Really drive off of your back leg and be explosive on the movement. You can work on whatever type of finish that you would like after the move.
Directions: The partner/chair is going to be on the 3 point line out on either wing. The player is going to start 6-8 feet back from there with the basketball. When the drill starts the player will take 3 between the legs dribbles (scissor dribble). After the 3rd dribble the player is going to attack the partner/chair with the dribble, make an in and out move, and then attack the basket for whatever type of finish you want to work on; floater, runner, layup/dunk, pull up, etc. After this the next player in line will go, or if their is only one player they will reset and go again.