This is a great dribbling and passing drill that works on the exchange and communicating between exchanges.

Four Ball Partner Exchange Basketball Ballhandling Drill

How it Works

  1. Line up 3 to 5 feet from your partner.  Each of you has two basketballs.
  2. Start out by rhythm dribbling all four balls in unison.
  3. When you’re ready, say “switch”.
  4. Partner A Will bounce pass the ball in his left hand to Partner B’s right hand.  Partner B will bounce pass the ball in his right hand to Partner A’s right hand.
  5. Continue dribbling the second ball during the exchange.
  6. When you’re ready, say “switch!” and complete another exchange.
  7. Repeat for 30 seconds.

Coaching Tips

  • Communicate with your partner to make sure the balls don’t collide on the exchange.
  • You can also do the exchange after a set number of dribbles (instead of the verbal command).
  • Make it easier: Have players set the balls on the court and roll them to each other on a count of 3.
  • Make it harder: Allow only one rhythm dribble between each exchange.