Work on a variety of individual skills in this drill from Iowa State University head women’s coach Bill Fennelly. In this drill, players work on ball handling, fakes and jump shots.
Drill Summary: In part one, a player starts at the wing with two balls and another player posts up on the block. The player with the basketballs dribbles both balls simultaneously, then feeds one to the post player while keeping the dribble going with the other ball. After receiving the pass, the post player lays the ball in while the player on the wing performs a dribble move and takes a jump shot. The second time through the drill, instead of shooting the ball, the post player waits for the other player to shoot, then hits them with a pass so they can take a second shot on the wing. The player at the top of the key dribbles both balls, then attacks the lane and dishes to the player on the wing. Then, the attacker takes one dribble away from the player on the wing and shoots a jumper, then comes back toward the second player, receives a pass and shoots one last shot.
Keys to the Drill:
1) Keep the eyes up.
2) Stay under control.
3) Vary dribble moves.
4) Pass with different hands.
This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Bill Fennelly: Offensive Breakdown Drills and Skill Development.” View other world class Basketball videos!
Head Women’s Basketball Coach at the University of Louisville, Jeff Walz, provides you with the “Two Ball Chair Drill.” This drill incorporates ball handling, finishing through contact, footwork, and shooting.
Athlete Movement: The drill begins with the post players dribbling two basketballs out to the free throw line area. He/she will place one of the balls on a chair and then drive hard to the rim, take a hit from the pad, and score one of the basketballs. That player will then go back to the chair, pick up the second ball, reverse pivot, and shoot a free throw line jump shot. Each player will go three times from each side.
Keys to the Drill:
1) Dribble both basketballs low with alternating dribbles.
2) Drive strong to the rim, absorb contact, and finish.
3) Pick up the second ball from the chair and reverse pivot.
4) Shoot a free throw jumper with proper form.
Basketball Skill Trainer and coach, Lyndsey Fennelly, starts all of her workouts with ball handling as a warm-up for her athletes. In this clip, Coach Fennelly has her athletes perform single basketball ball handling drills. Coach Fennelly wants her athletes to make mistakes when doing any ball handling drill because she emphasizes you need to get out of your comfort zone to improve. Communication and energy are crucial to this workout.
This segment features the following drills:
1) Hard Pound – Driving the ball with power into the ground using the fingertips.
2) Baby Dribbles – Keep the basketball below the ankles. If you’re stationary doing this drill, work the ball around your legs.
3) Pound Crossover – This is a hard dribble where you change hands with power.
4) Between the Legs – Be sure your legs are in a straight line when the ball is crossed over between the legs. Those who are stationary will do a scissor action.
5) Behind the Back – Be sure you change hands quickly.
1) Be sure you use both hands for the Hard Pound and Baby Dribbles.
2) Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Errors are encouraged.
4) Bring Energy
Kelly Amonte Hiller, Head Coach of the Northwestern University women’s lacrosse program, will show you a basic quick stick drill using a rebounder or “punch back.” This drill, with its ability to produce a large number of repetitions, helps players build excellent muscle memory, hand-eye coordination, and flexibility.
Drill Setup: The drill involves one player, a stick, a ball, and the punch back.
Athlete Movement: While approximately 4-6 yards away, the player will throw the ball to the punch back, and it will rebound the ball back to the player. The player will receive the ball, bring the stick and ball to rest near their shoulder without cradling, and continue with the next repetition.
This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Kelly Amonte Hiller’s Skills of a Champion: The Basics.” View other world class Lacrosse videos!
As Central California’s Top Basketball Trainer, Myron Epps, takes you through a dribbling circuit to develop both quickness and ball handling. Using this circuit will also allow you to work on dribbling the basketball with both hands.
Athlete Movement: The athlete works on the in and out dribble through the agility ladder and agility cones. Moving forward the athlete will go through cones and finishes with the agility ladder and agility cones. Athletes will repeat the same dribble with the opposite hand through the same circuit. Then athletes will go through another circuit with the same setup except this time utilizing the quick crossover.
Gain additional insight from this Championship Productions’ DVD “Aztec Basketball Academy Elite Training – Workout 1.” See how you can learn more Ball Handling / Dribbling Drills.