Good point guards in basketball can dribble a basketball in a game and not have to look down or think about dribbling the ball. They can survey the floor and keep their dribble alive as they do. This basketball dribbling drill is designed to make the player concentrate on the tennis ball so that they dribble the basketball without having to think about it or look down.
If you have a player that struggles to keep their eyes up while handling the basketball, try tennis ball basketball dribbling drills. They will usually do the trick and help correct the bad habit of always looking down at the basketball while dribbling. It trains the player to be able to multitask and really helps to work on hand-eye coordination.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Windmill Toss Tennis Ball Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: basketball and tennis ball.
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Goals of the Drill
- Improve ball handling and hand-eye coordination
- Focus on a good toss every time and stay low, don’t raise up.
- You want to be going so hard that you turn the ball over. This is getting out of your comfort zone.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Stand with your feet slightly spread and in a low athletic stance.
- Windmill dribble the basketball around your right leg while tossing and catching the tennis ball with your other hand.
- Continue this pattern as quickly as you can.
- After about 30 seconds, switch hands, and then repeat the movement.