Pound Toss Tennis Ball Basketball Drill

Pound Toss Tennis Ball Basketball Drill


This is a beginner tennis ball basketball dribbling drill, and it is great for younger kids who are just learning how to dribble and players who have been playing basketball for a long time. The goal is to train the player to keep his/her eyes up while they dribble the ball.

This basketball dribbling drill will also help to build hand-eye coordination. It is a great basketball drill to get your hands warmed up before starting a workout or getting into some more difficult ball handling drills.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Pound Toss Tennis Ball Basketball Drill

Equipment Needed: A basketball and a tennis ball.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Improve ball handling, hand-eye coordination, and practice dribbling with your eyes up.


Coaching Points

  • Don’t look down and focus on a good toss/catch every time.
    • This is important as you move onto more difficult basketball drills, and you need to make sure that you are working on it now.
  • Dribble the basketball as hard as you can, and don’t be afraid to mess up.
  • It is actually encouraged to lose the ball because that means you are getting out of your comfort zone.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Begin in a dribble position with a tennis ball in one hand and a basketball in the other hand.
  • Pound dribble the basketball while throwing the tennis ball in the air.
  • Catch tennis ball with the same hand while continuing to do the move with basketball.
  • Repeat the action for 30 seconds to a minute, and then switch hands.


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