Of all the [tag]basketball dribbling drills[/tag] we use, I like this one.  It is a simple [tag]basketball drill[/tag].  Here is how to set it up: split the court down the middle and have 2 players on each side of the court, one offensive player and one defender.

The dribbler tries to get from one end of the court to the other while staying within the boundaries given and the defender’s job is to try and “turn” the dribbler as many times as possible.  By splitting the court in half, it makes the dribbler have to work harder to get to the other end because they don’t have the entire court to just speed dribble by the defense.

This drill is really good at developing [tag]basketball[/tag] dribbling skills while there is real defensive pressure applied and also teaches defenders about defensive spacing, sliding feet, not reaching in, hustling, etc.

You can do it to where the only move the dribbler makes is between the legs dribbles, or crossovers, or behind the back, etc.  You can also have it to where the dribbler tries to get to the basket to score vs. just making it to the opposite baseline.  Players just switch between offense and defense after they have gone down and back.