Two Ball Attack Behind the Back Basketball Dribbling Drill

Two Ball Attack Behind the Back Basketball Dribbling Drill


Being able to handle the basketball on the move and make a dribble move is a different feel than standing stationary and making different moves. This basketball dribbling drill will work on making a behind the back move while moving forward up the floor, but it is also going to add to the difficulty of the move by adding an extra basketball.

Using two basketballs will help to work on a couple of different things. First, it is maximizing time because the player is working on both hands simultaneously, but secondly, it is eliminating the player’s ability to switch the basketball to their strong hand. Too many players are one hand dominant when handling the basketball, and as soon as they get into trouble, they immediately switch the basketball to their strong hand. Two ball basketball dribbling drills eliminate this option. This is a great basketball drill to do at the beginning of basketball training to help the player warm-up before getting into full speed movements.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Two Ball Attack Behind the Back Basketball Dribbling Drill

Equipment Needed: Two basketballs.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Work on handling the basketball while moving forward and making a behind the back move.


Coaching Points

  • Challenge yourself to go as fast as you can, and don’t be afraid to make a mistake and lose the basketball.
  • Keep your eyes up the whole time and stay low in a dribble stance.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • The player will start on the baseline with a basketball in each hand.
  • They will start to dribble both basketballs at the same time.
  • When the drill starts, they will move forward up the floor and make a behind the back dribble move at the free-throw line, half court, and opposite free throw line (alternate which hand makes the move each time).
  • After each move, they need to push the basketballs out in front of them, simulating getting past the defender.
  • When they reach the opposite baseline, they will turn around and come back.


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