Being able to comfortably handle the basketball with either hand can add a lot of value to a player’s game. It gives them the ability to handle pressure better, make dribble moves, and penetrate to either side. This two ball basketball dribbling drill will help the player develop both hands at the same time and give them the confidence to make a move with either hand.
The goal of basketball drills like this is to force the player to get out of their comfort zone. That way, when they get into an actual game situation, they will be a lot more comfortable handling the basketball. Also, by having to follow the leader, the player must keep their eyes up and see what is going on while dribbling the basketball. That translates into a game situation where a player has to read the defense and set up the offense.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Follow the Leader Between the Legs Two Ball Basketball Dribbling Drill
Equipment Needed: 2 basketballs and a partner.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on handling the basketball with both hands on the move and seeing the floor while you do.
- As with all basketball dribbling drills, you should be getting out of your comfort zone; don’t be afraid to mess up and make a mistake.
- Do your best to react as quickly as you can to the leader’s change of direction.
- Stay low in an athletic dribble stance and be explosive in your movements.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The player will start on the baseline with a basketball in each hand, and the partner will start on the baseline.
- When the drill starts, the player will begin to dribble the basketballs, and as the leader moves, the player must follow them.
- However, every time the leader changes directions (forward, backward, left, right), the player must make a between the legs dribble and move with one of the basketballs.
- This will continue until the leader and player get all the way down to the opposite baseline.