Players learn to dribble two balls in opposite directions at the same time.

Two Ball Machine Gun Dribble Basketball Drill

How it Works

  1. Set up in an athletic stance with one ball in each hand.
  2. Machine Gun Dribble: Put one ball in each hand.  Rapidly dribble both balls simultaneously in front of your body, machine gun style.  Try to keep the ball 6-12 inches off the ground.
  3. Repeat for 30 seconds.
  4. Alternating Machine Gun Dribble: Rapidly dribble the balls one at a time, so one ball is up and the other is down at all times.
  5. Repeat for 30 seconds.

Coaching Tips

  • Master the one ball drills before proceeding to two balls.
  • Try alternating between machine gun and alternating machine gun every 5 minutes.
  • Make it harder: Do the drill while walking up and down the court.  Forwards and backwards.
  • Make it easier: Dribble the ball higher and slower.