In this drill, players dribble over chairs while wearing garden gloves, to build better ballhandling skills.

Drill Setup

  • Arrange six chairs or tall cones on the court in two rows of three.

How it Works

  1. Start in front of the first cone, with your body turned sideways and the ball in your right hand.
  2. Dribble up to the first obstacle in a side shuffle, using two low dribbles.
  3. When you reach the first obstacle make one high dribble over it then continue to the second obstacle.
  4. Make two low dribbles, then one high dribble to complete each of the second and third obstacles in the same fashion.
  5. Switch to your left hand, and complete the fourth, fifth and sixth obstacles coming back the other way.

Coaching Tips

  • Use your finger tips to control the ball, not your palm.
  • Keep your hand on top of the ball.  Don’t “carry” the ball over the chairs.
  • Make it easier: Go over the seat part of the chairs.
  • Make it harder: Turn the chairs so that the high part or the back of the chair is facing you so you have to dribble over it.