Tight Spaces Between the Legs Basketball Drill

Tight Spaces Between the Legs Basketball Drill


As a ball-handler, if you can keep the basketball tight to your body and not have to worry about it getting stolen by a defender, you can concentrate fully on running the offense. This one ball basketball dribbling drill will help you work on your handles, footwork, and finishing ability.

A big key to this basketball dribbling drill is keeping your eyes up to see the floor and keeping your body under control so that you won’t pick up a charge in an actual game. When doing basketball drills like this, you want to go as fast as you can while also making sure that you are staying under control. The more you can push yourself and get out of your comfort zone, the better you will be prepared for live-game action.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Tight Spaces Between the Legs Basketball Drill

Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and 5 cones.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Develop your handles and learn to keep the basketball tight to your body.


Coaching Points

  • Stay low in an athletic stance while dribbling through the cones.
  • Keep your eyes up and push yourself to go as quickly as you can.
  • Be explosive once you get past the last cone.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Place a row of 5 cones (each about a foot apart) at half-court, heading towards the top of the key.
  • The player is going to start at half court with a basketball.
  • He/she will take a rhythm dribble and then do a between the legs move at each cone.
  • After the last cone, they will attack the basket for a finish or shoot a pull-up jump shot.

** The coach can predetermine the finish if desired.


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