Being able to handle the basketball with either hand comfortably adds value to a player, especially if they are a primary ball-handler. This basketball dribbling drill will force the player to work on both hands by having them dribble two basketballs at the same time. It eliminates the player’s ability to switch the basketball over to their strong hand when they get in trouble, which many players tend to do.
This is also a great drill because it is a competition between each group of players. Both players are pushing each other to get better and to get out of their comfort zone. Anytime you can add a competition aspect to a basketball drill, it helps promote skill development.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Advanced 2 Ball Mirror Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 2 basketballs per player.
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- Two-Ball Mirror Basketball Drill
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on handling the basketball with both hands.
- Stay low the whole time and dribble the basketball as hard as you can.
- Don’t be afraid to mess up and get out of your comfort zone.
- Keep your eyes up when handling the basketball, and make sure that you practice good habits.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Each player is going to have a basketball in each hand.
- Player one will be on the baseline facing up the court, and player 2 will be facing him a couple of feet away.
- When the drill starts, both players will start dribbling both basketballs simultaneously.
- Player one will choose a direction, and player two must mirror wherever they go.
- Every time player one changes direction, though, they must go between the legs.
- Player one can go forward, backward, or side to side.
- If they get past player two, they must hold up and wait for them to get back in front.
- If either player loses their ball, they will wait for the other player as well.
- The drill finishes when the pair of players make it to the opposite baseline.
- You can change up the move to behind the back, crossover, or reverse between the legs as well.