One of the biggest parts of being a great ball-handler in basketball is changing up your speeds and keeping the defender off balance. If you are consistently playing at one speed, you become predictable and easy for the defender to guard.
This ball handling basketball drill will work on the double behind the back combo move, but it is really going to emphasize being able to pause and then make a really explosive move. Once you can really start figuring out change of pace as a ball-handler, you become exponentially harder to guard off of the dribble. As you are going through this basketball drill, really lock in on visualizing a defender in front of you and then setting them up each time as you make your move.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Walking Double Behind the Back Basketball Dribbling Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on selling the between the legs behind the back move and really changing up speeds.
- Stay low in a low athletic stance the whole time.
- Don’t be a robot with your movements; really look to pause, sell your move, and changeup speeds as you go through the drill.
- Keep your eyes up as you do this one ball basketball dribbling drill, and use your eyes to sell the move.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The player is going to start on the baseline with a basketball.
- The player will take a stationary dribble (the only one during the drill), pause, and then make an explosive double behind the back combo move leading themselves forward with the move.
- Without taking any stationary dribbles in between, the player will pause again and then execute the same move.
- Continue this pattern all the way to the free-throw line and then retreat dribble back to the baseline.
- Repeat the same action, but this time starting with your other hand.