Many basketball players are too loose with the basketball when they dribble the ball, which leads to turnovers. This one ball basketball dribbling drill will help you learn to keep your dribble tight to your body and dribble through traffic at the same time. It will also help you learn to shoot off the dribble or finish at the basket, depending on what finish you decide to work on.
This is also a good basketball drill for working on footwork because you have to stay light on your feet and maneuver between the cones while you dribble the basketball and keep your eyes up.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Tight Spaces Behind the Back Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and 5 cones.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on your handles, footwork, and shooting/finishing at the basket.
- Keep your eyes up and try to be as quick as you can when going through the cones.
- Make sure to keep the basketball tight to your body on the moves.
- Don’t be afraid to mess up.
- After getting past the last cone, push the basketball out in front of you and be explosive, cover ground.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Place a line of 5 cones starting at half court and going towards the top of the key; cones should be about a foot apart.
- The players are going to start at half court with a basketball.
- They will take a rhythm dribble and then make a behind the back move at each cone.
- Once they get through all the cones, they will either explode forward for a pull-up jump shot or a finish at the basket.
** The coach can decide on the finish before the drill starts if desired.