As a ball-handler in basketball, if you are really able to; pause your defender, read them, and then make an explosive move, you become so much harder to guard. A lot of the time, though, ball handlers get caught playing too fast at one consistent speed. Kyrie Irving is such a hard player to guard because of his ability to stop and go at any time he chooses.
This ball handling basketball drill will really focus on having the player change up speeds and from slow to fast as they are getting ready to set up a move. This one ball basketball dribbling drill is working on the double between the legs combo move, but it is really focusing on these other areas as well.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Walking Double Between the Legs 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.
- As with most of the basketball drills that you will do, make sure that you 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 the 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 between the legs 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.