Wall Tennis Ball Toss In and Out Rhythm Basketball Dribbling Drill

Wall Tennis Ball Toss In and Out Rhythm Basketball Dribbling Drill


This wall tennis ball basketball dribbling drill will work on your handles and your mental conditioning by making you remember which move comes next. In a game, you have to be ready to make a variety of different moves. If a defender steps up in front of you are tries to steal the basketball, you need to instantly recognize it and then make the correct move to protect the basketball. Basketball drills like this will help you work on being able to execute several different dribble moves.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Wall Tennis Ball Toss In and Out Rhythm Basketball Dribbling Drill

Equipment Needed: A Wall, 1 Basketball, and 1 Tennis Ball.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Work on your handles, hand-eye coordination, and mental skills.


Coaching Points

  • As you go through this basketball dribbling drill, push yourself as fast as you can, and don’t worry about messing up.
  • Focus on giving yourself a good toss each time and trying to do the move as quickly as you can.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Start facing the wall 3-4 feet back with a basketball in one hand and a tennis ball in the other.
  • You will do a total of four different moves (once with each hand) in this order; in & out crossover, in & out between the legs, in & out behind the back, and in & out reverse between the legs.
  • Begin dribbling the basketball and then toss the tennis ball underhanded against the wall.
  • While the tennis ball is bouncing against the wall, you will do the first move and then catch the tennis ball overhanded with the hand that just had the basketball in it.
  • Take a stationary dribble or two, and then do the same move with your other hand.
  • Continue all the way through the moves as many times as you can in 30-60 seconds.


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