• Two Ball Dribbling

  • Purpose

    Players work on dribbling two basketballs at the same time.

  • Drill Setup

    Players line up along the baseline. Each player has two basketballs.

  • How It Works

    1. Players start out on both knees and bounce the two balls at the same time.
    2. When the coach says, players go up to one knee and keep dribbling the two balls at the same time.
    3. Next, on the coach’s prompt, the players go up to a standing position while continuing to dribble the two balls at the same time.

Players dribble two basketballs while on both knees, on one knee and standing up.

  • Coaching Tips

    Dribblers should keep their heads up looking down the floor – a great target is the bottom of the net of the basket at the opposite end of the floor.

    As players dribble, the coach can hold fingers in the air and the players have to yell out how many he is holding up.

  • 2 Ball Dribbling Cone Drill (Variation)

    Players work on dribbling two basketballs at the same time while moving.

  • Drill Setup

    Players line up in the corner. Each player has two basketballs.

  • How It Works

    1. Players dribble “two balls same” to each cone.
    2. Next players dribble “two balls alternate” to each cone.
    3. Drill continues until coach says to stop.

Players dribble two basketballs while moving from cone to cone.

  • Coaching Tips

    “Two balls same” means the balls bounce off the court at the same time. “Two balls alternate” means only one ball bounces off the court at a time.

    Upon reaching a cone and preparing to change directions, the dribbler should plant with the foot opposite the direction he is going and then take a big step forward.

    Dribblers should have their heads up looking at where they are going not down at their balls.