This is one of the more advanced tennis ball toss basketball dribbling drills because you have to do a sequence of 4 different moves in a row, and you are also competing against other players and having to go as fast as you can. The best way to get better is to challenge yourself and push yourself to become a better player.
A great way to do that is through competition. If you have a player next to you who is doing the same basketball drill as you and is trying to beat you, you will try harder than you normally would. This drill is also great for thinking clearly under pressure because the players must remember what move is coming next.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Tennis Ball Toss Rhythm Competition Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 2 basketballs, 2 tennis balls, and a partner.
Similar Basketball Drills and Resources
- Tennis Ball Toss Between the Legs Competition Basketball Drill
- Tennis Ball Toss Crossover Competition Basketball Drill
- Tennis Ball Toss Behind the Back Competition Basketball Drill
Goals of the Drill
- Develop your handles and hand-eye coordination.
- Make sure that you are thinking the whole time and remembering what move comes next in the sequence of moves.
- Give yourself a good toss each time, and don’t be afraid to mess up because it is part of the drill.
- Get a good rhythm going, and then try to really push yourself.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Every player needs a basketball and a tennis ball, one in each hand.
- When this basketball dribbling drill starts, they will compete against each other to see how many times they can complete the move, and the person with the most completed moves at the end of the 30 seconds wins.
- The move sequence is; crossover (2), between the legs (2), behind the back (2), and reverse between the legs (2).
- When the coach says go, the players will start to dribble the basketball and then toss the tennis ball up in the air.
- While the tennis ball is up in the air, they must make the first move and then catch the tennis ball with the hand that just had the basketball in it.
- They will repeat the move with the other hand and then move onto move number two.
- If a player drops the tennis ball or loses the basketball on a move, it doesn’t count to their total.