Tennis Ball Toss Reverse Between the Legs Competition Basketball Drill

Tennis Ball Toss Reverse Between the Legs Competition Basketball Drill


Sometimes during basketball drills, players will take it easy or won’t quite go 100% during the entire drill. Well, a great way to fix that is by turning the drill into a competition. This will cause the player’s natural desire to win to kick into overdrive and help cause the player go harder. If you want, you can add a running penalty for the loser, which will really help the players go as hard as possible.

This basketball dribbling drill will work on ball handling and is going to incorporate a tennis ball to help. It will also work on hand-eye coordination and keeping your eyes up while you dribble as well.



Basketball Drill Overview

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

Equipment Needed: 2 basketballs, 2 tennis balls, and a partner.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Work on your ball handling and hand-eye coordination.


Coaching Points

  • Get a good rhythm going, and then try to speed it up.
  • Don’t be afraid to mess up and really try to challenge yourself during the drill.
  • Give yourself a good toss every time.
  • You can add a running penalty for the loser(s) to make the drill more interesting if you want.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Each player is going to have a tennis ball in one hand and a basketball in the other.
  • When the coach says go, the players are going to start dribbling the basketballs.
  • As quickly as they can, they are going to toss the tennis ball up in the air, and while the tennis ball is up in the air, the player is going to do a reverse between the legs dribble move and then catch the tennis ball with the hand that just had the basketball in it.
  • The player will take one or two dribbles and then repeat the move with the other hand.
  • The goal is to see how many times you can do the move in 30 seconds, and the players must count.
  • The move doesn’t count, though, if the tennis ball is dropped or the basketball is lost.


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