Being able to handle the basketball and make quick moves comes down to being comfortable with the basketball. If a player is not comfortable handling the basketball, they will have to slow down to make their move or turn the ball over when they try to make their move. This one ball basketball dribbling drill will allow the player to really develop their handles by having them quickly go from making move to move without stopping.
Along with working on handles, this basketball drill also does a great job of developing footwork. Going in and out of the cones each time forces the player to really have quick and light feet as they do the drill. Footwork translates into so many parts of the game of basketball, so anytime you can improve on it is a plus.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Any Move Rhythm Basketball Dribbling Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and 8-10 cones.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on ball handling and footwork.
- Don’t repeat the same move twice in a row.
- Keep your eyes up scanning the floor, and don’t look down at the ball.
- Stay low and don’t raise up after you make a move.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Set up a straight line of cones (8-10), each cone 2 feet apart.
- The player is going to start at one end of the cones with the basketball.
- When the drill starts, the player will take a stationary dribble and then make one of four moves at the first cone (crossover, between the legs, behind the back, or reverse between the legs).
- As soon as they make the move at the first cone, they will push the ball out for another stationary dribble and then do a different move at the next cone.
- They will continue this pattern all the way through the cones.
- On the last cone, the player will really push the ball out and simulate an attacking dribble.
- Go through the line of cones 2-3 times to complete the drill.