By dribbling the basketball 3 times between each move, you make this basketball dribbling drill a little bit easier than the regular tennis ball toss/bounce reverse between the legs dribbling drill. It allows the player to gather themselves before completing the tennis ball toss reverse between the legs move.
This basketball drill will help the player work on their ball handling, hand-eye coordination, communication, and a few other things. The tennis ball will put the player out of their comfort zone and improve their ball handling.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: 3 Dribble Partner Tennis Ball Toss/Bounce Reverse Between the Legs Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 2 basketballs, 2 tennis balls, and a partner.
Similar Basketball Drills and Resources
- Partner Tennis Ball Toss Behind the Back Basketball Drill
- Partner Tennis Ball Toss Crossover Basketball Drill
- Partner Tennis Ball Toss/Bounce Reverse Between the Legs Basketball Drill
Goals of the Drill
- Work on your ball handling, communication, and hand coordination.
- Count the dribbles out loud and say toss/bounce together as you pass the tennis balls.
- Keep your eyes up the whole time and try to stay in an athletic stance.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Both players will begin facing each other with a tennis ball in their left hand and a basketball in their right hand.
- They are both going to dribble the basketball 3 times, and then one player is going to bounce the tennis ball, and the other will bounce it across (predetermine who is doing what before you start).
- While the tennis balls are in the air, make the reverse between the legs, move to your other hand, and catch the tennis ball with the hand that just had the basketball.
- Take 3 dribbles in between each toss/bounce and continue the drill for 30-60 seconds.
- The coach can call out “switch” in the middle of the drill, and the players have to switch who is bouncing and tossing.
- This is used to make this partner tennis ball basketball dribbling drill more difficult and make the players think.