In and Out Rhythm Basketball Dribbling Drill

In and Out Rhythm Basketball Dribbling Drill


Being able to handle the basketball and make a move to breakdown your defender sometimes requires you to make multiple different moves in a row. It may take 2-3 moves in a row to get the angle past your defender. So it is important that you can quickly and comfortably dribble the basketball from hand to hand and be able to sell your moves.

This ball handling basketball drill will help the player work on 4 different combo moves and help them learn to be comfortable with handling the ball back and forth between both hands equally well. A big key to basketball drills like this is making sure that the player is handling the basketball as fast and as hard as possible. That way, when they get into a game situation, they are comfortable making the move.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: In and Out Rhythm Basketball Dribbling Drill

Equipment Needed: One basketball.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Work on different in and out combo moves and overall ball handling.


Coaching Points

  • Do your best to stay low and keep your eyes up while doing this one ball basketball dribbling drill.
  • Challenge yourself to go as fast and as hard as you can, get out of your comfort zone.
  • It is okay to lose the ball and mess up; this shows that you are pushing yourself.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • The player will do a total of 4 different moves, but each move is going to be done twice in a row (once with each hand).
  • The order of the moves is:
    • In and out crossover.
    • In and out between the legs.
    • In and out behind the back.
    • In and out reverse between the legs.
  • When the drill starts, the player will execute these moves in that order as quickly as they can.
  • They will continue to cycle through the drills until the designated time limit is reached, usually 30-40 seconds.


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