Partners need to work in unison for this drill to work.  That’s why it’s a good team-builder!

Drill Setup

  • Line up 3 to 5 feet from your partner.
  • Each of you has two basketballs.

How it Works

  1. Start out by rhythm dribbling all four balls in unison.  Partner A dribbles the balls outside his body, one on each side.  Partner B dribbles the balls outside his body.
  2. When you’re ready, say “switch”.
  3. Pass both basketballs to the other payer, keeping the outside balls on the outside and the inside balls on the inside.
  4. Catch your partner’s ball and continue rhythm dribbling.
  5. When you’re ready, say “switch!” and complete another exchange.
  6. Repeat for 30 seconds.

Coaching Tips

  • Watch your partner so that you both pass at the same time.
  • 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.