Progression Behind the Back Two Ball Basketball Dribbling Drill

Progression Behind the Back Two Ball Basketball Dribbling Drill


Two ball basketball dribbling drills can work on both hands at the same time. The goal is to make it so that you don’t have a weak hand and that either hand can make the same move. If you are stronger going to one side in a game, a good defender will try and force you to go to your weak side.

Along with this basketball dribbling drill working on both hands simultaneously, you will be able to work the behind the back move and your overall handles. By adding the second basketball, you will be forced to get out of your comfort zone. Basketball drills like this are great because they promote overtraining, which will help you feel even more comfortable in a game when you only have to account for one basketball.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Progression Behind the Back Two Ball Basketball Dribbling Drill

Equipment Needed: 2 Basketballs


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Goals of the Drill

  • Improve hand speed, strength, and handles.


Coaching Points

  • Keep your eyes up.
  • Push yourself, and don’t be afraid to mess up.
  • Keep your back straight and stay in an athletic position the whole time.
  • Don’t raise up when you make the move.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Stand in an athletic position with your knees bent and head up.
  • Take one 1-3 stationary dribbles (depending on the player’s skill level) and then cross one ball behind your back and the other ball in front of you.
  • Take another stationary dribble(s) and then repeat the behind the back dribble move.
  • Continue this pattern for the desired amount of time.


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