Toss Double Between the Legs (Figure 8) Tennis Ball Basketball Drill

Toss Double Between the Legs (Figure 8) Tennis Ball Basketball Drill

 

A great way to develop your basketball handles is with tennis ball dribbling drills. For this basketball drill, you will work on the double between the legs figure 8 move. If you can do this move while also catching a tennis ball, you should have no problem using the move in a game.

Along with working on a specific move, this drill will help develop your hands and coordination for other parts of the game besides just ball handling. So whether you are a primary ball-handler or a post player looking to develop their hands, you can use tennis ball dribbling drills to improve your hands.

 

 

Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Toss Double Between the Legs (Figure 8) Tennis Ball Basketball Drill

Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and a tennis ball.

 

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Goals of the Drill

  • Develop your handles and work on the double between the legs figure 8 move.

 

Coaching Points

  • Stay low and make the move as quickly as you can to have more time to catch the tennis ball.
  • Push yourself, and don’t be afraid to mess up.

 

Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Start on the baseline with a basketball in your right hand and a tennis ball in your left.
  • Dribble the basketball and begin walking forwards as you do.
  • Toss the tennis ball up in the air, and while the tennis ball is in the air, make a double between the legs figure 8 move.
  • Catch the tennis ball with the same hand that tossed it.
  • Continue walking forward and doing the move.
  • At half court, switch which hand has the basketball in it.
  • Once you get to the opposite baseline, you will come back doing the same move, but this time you will be walking backward.

 

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