Great ball handlers can move the basketball from hand to hand quickly and with ease. They also have light feet that can push off and change direction quickly – as well as stop quickly. This comes from being comfortable with the basketball and also playing from a low athletic stance.
This one ball basketball dribbling drill will specifically work on the behind the back move, but it will also help the player really learn to play low and develop quick feet as they handle the basketball. It is a great basketball drill to work on ball handling on the move, and it will also allow you to get a lot of repetitions at a specific move in a short period of time.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Behind the Back 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 quick feet.
- Stay low as you go through the cones, and make sure that you are going around the cones and not over the top of them.
- Keep your eyes up and scan the floor as you go through the cones as well.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Place a line of cones in a row (each cone 2-3 feet apart).
- The player will start at one end of the cones with the basketball.
- When the drill starts, the player will take one rhythm dribble and then go behind the back at the first cone (not a wrap-around dribble).
- They will then push out to the next cone with another rhythm dribble and then do another behind the back move.
- Continue this pattern all the way through the cones and then repeat 2-3 times.