This intermediate ballhandling drill is one of the most popular dribbling drills taught to youth basketball players.

Figure 8 Basketball Dribbling Drill

How it Works

  1. Start dribbling low down by your left ankle.
  2. Dribble the ball through your legs, switching around to the other hand and going around the other leg.
  3. Continue dribbling around both legs, with the ball following a figure 8 pattern around both legs, switching hands as needed.

Coaching Tips

  • Keep your knees bent and your back straight.
  • Experiment with different dribble heights – see what maximum and minimum number of dribbles you can do around each leg.