Toss Double Behind the Back Tennis Ball Basketball Drill

Toss Double Behind the Back Tennis Ball Basketball Drill


Combo basketball dribbling moves need to be sharp and quick to work. Basketball drills like this one are great for working on that. The reason why is because they force your hands to move quicker than they normally would have to. With tennis ball basketball dribbling drills, you have to make the dribble move and catch the tennis ball before it hits the ground, which will train your hands to be quicker.

The toss double behind the back tennis ball drill will work on doing a double behind the back move and work on your hand coordination. If you can do this move while focusing on the tennis ball, then the move should be no problem in a game.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Toss Double Behind the Back Tennis Ball Basketball Drill

Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and a tennis ball.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Become a better dribbler, develop quick hands, and work on the double behind the back move.


Coaching Points

  • Keep your dribble low and tight to your body.
  • Push yourself and try to make the move as quickly as you can.
  • Try not to toss the tennis ball too high in the air because that takes away from the drill’s difficulty.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Begin on the baseline with a basketball in your right hand and a tennis ball in the other.
  • Start dribbling the basketball and moving forward.
  • Toss the tennis ball up in the air, make a double behind the back move, and then catch the tennis ball with the same hand that tossed it.
  • Keep repeating the move and walking forward.
  • At half court, switch the basketball to your other hand.
  • Once you reach the opposite end line, you will come back doing the same move, but this time you are going to backpedal while you do it.


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