Figure Eight No Dribble Basketball Drill

Figure Eight No Dribble Basketball Drill


The figure 8 no dribble basketball drill is designed to help strengthen the player’s hands for dribbling and catching the basketball. Even though you would never use this move in a game, it is a great basketball drill for big men or guards to improve their hands. If you have a player that doesn’t catch the basketball well or is continually getting stripped, this is a great basketball dribbling drill to do.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Figure Eight No Dribble Basketball Drill

Equipment Needed: 1 Basketball


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Goals of the Drill

  • Improve ball handling and hand speed


Coaching Points

  • Keep your eyes up and go as fast as you can.
  • Push through the fatigue.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Start with your feet spread laterally apart and with a basketball in your right hand.
  • Take the basketball and hand it between your legs to your left hand.
  • Now bring the ball back around in front, and then pass it between your legs again to your right hand.
  • Continue this figure 8 pattern for 20-30 seconds, and then switch directions to go reverse between the legs for 20-30 seconds.


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