Reverse Between the Legs Toss Tennis Ball Basketball Drill

Reverse Between the Legs Toss Tennis Ball Basketball Drill


Before you use a move in a basketball game, it is important to get lots of reps doing the move and develop your confidence in it. The reverse between the legs move is an intermediate move, and if used the right way, it can add value to your game as a ball handler. This basketball dribbling drill will allow you to get all the quality repetitions you will need to master this move.

This basketball drill is also going to incorporate a tennis ball so that it makes your mind and body do the move while focusing on the tennis ball the whole time. That way, the move becomes second nature, and you don’t even have to think about the basketball when you are dribbling. This is the beauty of doing tennis ball basketball dribbling drills.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Reverse Between the Legs Toss Tennis Ball Basketball Drill

Equipment Needed: A basketball and a tennis ball.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Improve your ball handling and coordination


Coaching Points

  • Keep your eyes up the whole time, and don’t raise up out of your athletic stance.
  • Get out of your comfort zone, and don’t be afraid to mess up or make a mistake.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Hold a basketball in one hand and a tennis ball in the other.
  • Get down into an athletic stance.
  • Take one dribble with the basketball, toss the tennis ball in the air, and then dribble the basketball reverse between your legs to your other hand.
  • Catch the tennis ball with your hand that just had the basketball in it.
  • Take another stationary dribble, and then repeat the move with your hand’s switched.
  • Continue this pattern back and forth for 30 seconds.
  • To make this drill more advanced, eliminate the stationary dribble in between each reverse between the legs move.


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