In and Out Behind the Back Basketball Dribbling Drill

In and Out Behind the Back Basketball Dribbling Drill


There are different types of ball handling basketball drills that you can do to work on specific areas of your ball handling. For example, tennis ball drills are great for working on the player’s ability to handle the basketball with their eyes up and to work on their hand-eye coordination.

This one ball basketball dribbling drill is great, though, because it is not only going to help the player develop their ball handling and hand quickness, but it is also going to work on a specific combo move that they can use during the course of a game.

The idea behind this move is to sell the defender that you will use an in and out move to get past them going in one direction, but this is really only the setup move. Because as soon as the defender shifts over to cut off the in and out move, the ball handler will immediately go behind their back and drive past the defender going the opposite direction. This basketball drill will allow the ball handler to get a lot of repetitions at this specific move, which will help them be able to master it for game use and improve their overall ball handling.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: In and Out Behind the Back Basketball Dribbling Drill

Equipment Needed: One basketball.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Work on the in and out behind the back combo move, and develop hand quickness and overall handles.


Coaching Points

  • Don’t raise up when you make the move, and do your best to really sell the move every time.
  • It is the details that really make this move work, so visualize the defender in front of you.
  • Don’t worry about making a mistake or losing the ball.
  • It is key that you get out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself to become a better ball handler.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • The player is going to start with the basketball in either hand.
  • They will get down into an athletic ball handling stance, and when the drill starts, they will do an in and out move into a behind the back move.
  • Without any stationary dribbles in between, they will make the same move again, starting with the opposite hand.
  • The drill usually goes for 30 seconds.


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