3 Dribble Partner Tennis Ball Toss Basketball Drill

3 Dribble Partner Tennis Ball Toss Basketball Drill

 

If you can develop good hands and a soft touch, it translates into so many other areas of the game. This tennis ball basketball dribbling drill not only improves your handles, but it also develops a soft touch and good eye-hand coordination. Even if you are not a primary ball-handler, this is a great basketball drill for you.

 

 

Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: 3 Dribble Partner Tennis Ball Toss Basketball Drill

Equipment Needed: 2 tennis balls, 2 basketballs, and a partner.

 

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Goals of the Drill

  • Work on ball handling.
  • Develop soft hands and a good touch.
  • Improve your hand-eye coordination and teach how to dribble without looking down.

 

Coaching Points

  • Keep your eyes up the whole time.
  • Focus on a good toss and a good catch each time.
  • Stay low in an athletic position and don’t raise up.
  • Pound the basketball as hard as you can.

 

Basketball Drill Instructions

  • One player will have the basketball in their right hand, and the other player will have the basketball in their left hand, tennis balls in their other hands.
  • Now face each other and stand about 8 feet apart.
  • Dribble the basketball 3 times and then toss the tennis ball to your partner.
  • Take 3 dribbles between each toss and go for about 30 seconds before switching which hand dribbles the basketball.

 

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