This is a really advanced tennis ball basketball dribbling drill because it combines four different moves into the same basketball drill. Not only do you have to execute the moves, but you also have to think about what move is coming next. In a basketball game, you usually don’t have much time to decide what move you are going to use, so this is great for being able to have multiple moves to do simultaneously.
If a defender steps up in front of you or goes in for a steal, you need to be able to quickly use the appropriate move, or you are going to turn the ball over. This ball handling basketball drill will help you work on four different moves that you can master and then use in a game situation.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Toss Double Rhythm Tennis Ball Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and a tennis ball.
Similar Basketball Drills and Resources
- Rhythm Move – Walking Basketball Dribbling Drill (2 Ball)
- Rhythm Dribble Toss Tennis Ball Basketball Drill (stationary)
Goals of the Drill
- Develop your handles and work on being able to think while dribbling the basketball.
- Do your best to stay in a low athletic stance while dribbling the basketball.
- Give yourself a good toss each time with the tennis ball.
- Try to take as few dribbles in between each move as you can.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Start on the baseline with a basketball in one hand and a tennis ball in the other.
- Dribble the basketball and begin to walk forward.
- You will toss the tennis ball up in the air, do a move, and then catch the tennis ball with the same hand.
- There are four different moves you will do and in this order each time, double crossover, double between the legs (figure 8), double behind the back, and double reverse between the legs (figure 8).
- Continue down the floor and switch the tennis ball/basketball to the other hand at half court.
- Once you reach the end line, you will come back, but this time you are going to do the drill walking backward.
- Switch hands again at half court.