Anytime you can add the competition aspect to a basketball drill, you are more likely to get all of the players to go hard. It brings out the maximum effort in each player, and that is what you want. The best way to improve as a ball-handler is to push yourself and get outside of your comfort zone.
This tennis ball toss basketball dribbling drill will help you do that because you are trying to win against your other teammates. Not only is this a good basketball dribbling drill to work on your dribbling abilities, but it also will help develop good hands, so it is a good drill for even non-ball handlers to do as well.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Tennis Ball Toss Between the Legs Competition Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and 1 tennis ball per person.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on your ball handling and hands.
- Try to get into a rhythm and then speed up.
- Stay low and focus on giving yourself a good toss each time.
- Don’t be afraid to mess up, but if you do, sprint after your ball and just start wherever you grab it.
- The move only counts if the player catches the tennis ball and maintains control of the basketball.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Each player will start with a tennis ball in one hand and a basketball in the other.
- When the coach says go, the players will start to dribble the basketball.
- At their own pace, the players will toss the tennis ball up in the air, make the between the legs move, and then catch the tennis ball with the hand that just had the basketball in it.
- They will continue to do as many moves as possible in the designated time (usually 30 or 60 seconds).
- The player who does the most between the legs dribble moves wins.