This is a great footwork and agility drill that will help basketball players develop light, quick feet. It can be used for any position player, but it is really great for post players that struggle with footwork around the basket and other areas of the floor. The better they can have light and quick feet, the better they will finish around the basket, guard on defense, and execute athletic movements.
By adding the tennis ball as well, it creates a whole new dimension of difficulty. It forces the player to keep working on their footwork while they are also developing their hand-eye coordination. Add this basketball drill to your post workouts and start developing your player’s coordination and athleticism.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Foot Ups Toe Taps Tennis Ball Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball, 2 tennis balls, and 1 partner.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on footwork, quick feet, and hand-eye coordination.
- Stay light on your feet, and don’t let your heels touch the ground.
- Do your best to keep the basketball in the same spot without moving it.
- The passer should try to make tosses that will allow the player to extend their arms out to reach.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The player is going to stand facing the passer with the basketball at their feet.
- The passer will be 5-6 feet away from the player with a tennis ball in each hand.
- When the drill starts, the player will begin toe-tapping the basketball, alternating feet each time.
- While they are doing this, the passer will begin to toss tennis balls to the player.
- The player must catch the tennis ball and then toss it back to the passer.
- Continue this pattern for the desired amount of time.