Basketball is a game that requires you to do multiple things at the same time. If you are a point guard, you have to handle the ball, read the defense, and get your team into the offense. You will not be able to do any of that if you have to look down and worry about dribbling the basketball.
Tennis ball basketball dribbling drills help you learn how to dribble the basketball without looking down or even thinking about it. With basketball drills like this one, dribbling the basketball becomes second nature. You can train yourself to dribble without looking down, which frees you to see the floor, read the defense, etc.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Partner Tennis Ball Toss/Bounce Crossover Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 2 tennis balls, 2 basketballs, and a partner.
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Goals of the Drill
- Become a better ball handler, learn how to dribble without looking down, and develop good hands.
- Give your teammate a good toss/bounce and watch the tennis ball as you catch it.
- Stay low and have a good base.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Start by facing your partner and having a basketball in one hand and a tennis ball in the other.
- Both players should have the basketball on the same side as each other (one right hand and one left hand).
- Determine which player is going to bounce and which is going to toss.
- Now begin to dribble the basketballs.
- As quickly as you can, toss/bounce the tennis balls back and forth to each other.
- Go for about 30 seconds and then switch which hand the basketball is in.
- If the coach wants to make this basketball dribbling drill more difficult, they can switch who is bouncing and tossing by simply calling out switch.