Foot Ups Around the World Tennis Ball Basketball Drill

Foot Ups Around the World Tennis Ball Basketball Drill


Great footwork and quick soft hands are something that every basketball post player wants to have. The better a post player is at getting into position with their footwork and then being able to catch the ball, the better they ultimately will be at finishing at the basket.

This basketball drill is going to work on developing both the player’s footwork and hand-eye coordination. It is a more advanced drill but can really add a lot of value to a player that needs help to develop their footwork and hands.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Foot Ups Around the World Tennis Ball Basketball Drill

Equipment Needed: 1 Basketball, 1-2 tennis balls, and 1 partner.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Work on developing footwork and hand-eye coordination.


Coaching Points

  • Do your best not to let your heels touch the ground the whole time doing the drill.
  • Try to keep the basketball as stationary as possible.
  • The passer needs to try and pass the tennis balls to the player so that they have to reach for the ball to catch it.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • The player will start with their right foot up on top of the basketball, and the passer/partner will face them with the tennis balls a couple of feet away.
  • To start this basketball agility and footwork drill, the partner is going to call out “right” or “left,” and the player must start rotating that direction around the basketball, alternating feet on the basketball (foot ups).
  • While the player is rotating around the basketball doing foot ups, the partner will toss them tennis balls to catch and toss back.
  • At any time, the partner can call right or left and change the direction the player must rotate around the ball.
  • Continue the drill for the desired amount of time or catches.


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