One of the best ways to improve a player’s handles is to do basketball drills that are going to get the player out of their comfort zone. That means that it is okay to turn the basketball over or mess up when doing ball handling basketball drills; it is actually even encouraged. You want to be going as hard and as fast as you can. So that way, when you get into a game situation, your handles are prepared for whatever you come across.
This two ball basketball dribbling drill will work on making a move with two basketball while moving at a high speed forwards. The goal of the drill is to help the player learn to handle the basketball with both hands while on the move. Being able to make a move on the move like this simulates a transition scenario really well.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Two Ball Attack Double Crossover Basketball Dribbling Drill
Equipment Needed: 2 basketballs.
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- Two-Ball Attack Behind the Back Basketball Dribbling Drill
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on handling the basketball with both hands on the move, and also the double crossover move.
- Stay low and in an athletic stance during the entire drill.
- Push yourself to get out of your comfort zone, and don’t be afraid to make a mistake.
- After you make your move, you want to push the basketballs out in front of you (simulating getting past the defender).
- Do your best to keep your eyes up the whole time.
- Take a dribble between the crossovers if you cannot get down the double crossover yet.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The player is going to start on the baseline with a basketball in each hand.
- They are going to start dribbling and moving forward up the court.
- When they get to the first free throw line, they will make a double crossover move before moving forward again.
- They will repeat this move at the half-court line and the opposite free-throw line (3 spots total).
- Once they get to the opposite baseline, they will turn around and come back, repeating the same pattern.