The better your footwork and hand-eye coordination are, the better you will be able to execute different moves during the course of a game. This basketball workout is going to work on both footwork and hand-eye coordination at the same time. It is more of an advanced drill, but it is perfect for developing a player’s coordination.
This type of basketball footwork and agility drill is great for both guards and post players but primarily geared towards helping post players develop their footwork and catch a pass with soft hands.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Foot Ups Side to Side 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.
- Stay light on your feet, and don’t let your heels touch the ground.
- Toss the tennis ball back underhand to the passer.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The player will start with a basketball at their feet, and the partner will face them with 1-2 tennis balls about 4-5 feet away.
- When the basketball drill starts, the player will start touching the basketball back and forth side to side with their feet.
- After a few seconds, the partner will start tossing tennis balls to the player while executing the correct footwork on the basketball.
- The player must catch and then toss the tennis balls underhand back to the passer.
- Continue this pattern for 30-45 seconds and then rest.