In the game of basketball, developing your footwork and hands is essential if you are a big man. This is a great basketball drill for doing exactly that. It requires you to not only hop on one foot but catch the basketball and put it around your back before passing it back. Being light on your feet and having good hands is something that this basketball drill will help you accomplish.
The single-leg hops line partner footwork drill will help you stay light on your feet and help develop your hands and coordination. It is more of an advanced basketball footwork and agility drill, but it can be really good for big men.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Single-Leg Hops Line Partner Footwork Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 Basketball and 1 partner.
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Goals of the Drill
- Develop your hands and footwork.
- Stay as light on your feet as you can and do your best not to fumble the basketball.
- Wrap the ball around your waist and pass it back as quickly as you can.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Stand on the baseline facing up either sideline with a basketball in your hands.
- The partner/coach is going to stand facing the player about 8 feet away.
- The player is going to begin hoping laterally back and forth over the sideline while also moving forward.
- While the player is hoping they will wrap the basketball around their waist twice and then pass it to the coach who is backpedaling in front of them.
- The coach will catch it and throw it immediately back to the player, who will repeat the same thing.
- Continue all the way down the floor, switching which foot you hop on at half court.