Many coaches struggle to come up with fresh ideas for [tag]basketball practice drills[/tag].Â Here is one suggestion that has worked for me in the past.
One [tag]basketball[/tag], players in as many lines as required or fewer lines with multiple players, from either end line or side line.
Player will walk to end while first using an over extended one dribble in the middle of their body. They must really extend their arm from side to side feeling the ball slide all the way up from the palm of their hand to their fingertips…at full extention and on their fingertips. They will do the one dribble hitting the floor in the center of their body and extending the SAME arm to the other side feeling the ball going from palm to fingertips…at fingertips and full extention they will swing it back to same hand on the other side and do this all the way to end.Â At the end of the end or side line the player will come back to the starting point using the opposite hand.
Once everyone does this [tag]basketball drill[/tag] once, twice, however many you’d like, then do the same motion but this time instead of the dribble in front of the player, the dribble will be from the side of their body.Â So they’ll walk the end or side to side with the same motion. The ball goes full extention from front to back with the one dribble being on the right or left side, depending on what hand they’re working, of their body as they walk to full length of the floor.
Once they get decent with this [tag]basketball dribble drill[/tag] you could set up teams to see who finishes first.Â At this point they should be able to do the drill with more speed.