Two-ball dribbling drills

Below is our two ball dribbling video compiliation.  Below that you will find detailed descriptions on how to do each of the drills.

Two-ball, two hand basic dribbling

Begin standing straight up dribbling one ball in each hand.  Vary the dribble from very low (bend at knees and hips as needed). Vary the dribble from bouncing at the same time to alternating, Vary the drill by dribbling one ball high and one low (and alternate). End drill by dribbling both balls as low to the ground and as quickly as possible.

Two-ball, one high – one low

In a ¾ squat position, dribble two balls simultaneously, one with a high, pounding dribble, and one with a low fast dribble. Alternate and change randomly.

Two-ball, around both legs

Stand with feet wider than shoulder width apart, dribble a ball in each hand outside of each leg.  Begin dribbling the ball in the right hand around your right leg while simultaneously dribbling the ball in the left hand around your left leg.  Concentrate on controlling your dribble.

Two-ball, around one leg

Stand with feet wider than shoulder width apart, dribble a ball in each hand outside of each leg.  Begin dribbling the ball in the right hand around your right leg while dribbling the ball near left leg.

Variation: Dribble around left leg while dribbling normally near right leg

Tow-ball, figure 8

Stand with a wide stance (wider than shoulder width) and dribble two basketballs  in a figure 8 pattern through and around your legs.   Keep both dribbles as low as possible and move as fast as possible without losing control. Focus should be to continually improve hand speed.

Variation: Go in the opposite direction

Two-ball, kills

Stand with feet should width apart.  Begin dribbling balls on each side of you with each hand at a normal height.  Dribble the balls progressively harder so the ball bounces higher and higher until the bounce is above your head.  Then begin to dribble the ball lower and lower until you are dribbling as low as you can.  Repeat moving up and down.

Variation: Repeat using left hand, repeat so that the balls bounce alternating

Two-ball, side V dribble

Stand with feet shoulder width apart, bend slightly at the waist and knees. Dribble a ball on both sides just below waist height.  With your hand in front and on top of the ball, bounce it backward. Roll your wrist over and catch the ball behind you, then bounce it back forward. Rotate your wrist back over and catch the ball in front. You should pound the ball hard and consistently, making sure you have complete control of the ball.

Two-ball, turbine

Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder width, bent slightly at the waist and knees.  Hold one ball in each hand.  Take ball in right hand and dribble it in front of you so that it bounces toward the left side of your body. As soon as the ball leaves the right hand, pass the ball in the left hand to the right hand with out dribbling…the left hand should then catch and receive the ball that you dribbled with your right hand.  The balls should churn around in almost a clockwise circular fashion.

Variation: Go in the opposite direction

Tow-ball, crossovers

Stand with feet at shoulder width, bend at the waist and knees.  Begin dribbling one ball in each hand low to the ground.  Each ball should be dribbled just outside of the legs.  Begin crossing over both balls at the same time (one will cross closer to the body, the other will cross further out in front of you

Variation: Take one or two additional dribble in each hand after each crossover to maintain timing (this is a good way to build up to continuous crossovers. Cross different ball in front vs. back

Two-ball, alternating windmill

Stand with feet wider than shoulder width, bent slightly at the waist and knees.  Hold one ball in each hand take ball in right hand and move it behind the body on your right side, dribble the ball through the back of your legs, immediately after dribbling ball with right, do the same thing with the left hand.  You will then quickly catch the first ball with your right hand in front of you, and immediately catch the 2nd ball with the left hand…you then continuously repeat this.  Focus on finding a good rhythm and controlling the ball

Tow-ball, simultaneous windmill

Start by standing with feet wider than shoulder width, bend at knees and waist.  Hold a ball in each hand.  Move both balls behind you, and dribble them from behind you, bouncing both balls through your legs so that they bounce up in front of you.  Catch each ball in front of you with the hand that bounced it. Immediately after doing this move the balls behind you and repeat.

Variation: Repeat bouncing balls front to back rather than back to front

Two-ball, circles out in front of you

Stand with feet at shoulder width, bend at the waist and knees.  Begin dribbling one ball in each hand low to the ground.  Each ball should be dribbled just outside of the legs. Begin dribbling the balls in a circular pattern out in front of you (you will have to switch hands)

Variation: Dribble in both directions (clockwise & counterclockwise)

Two-ball, around the body

Stand with feet close together (one slightly more behind you than the other), bend at the waist and knees.  Begin dribbling one ball in each hand low to the ground.  Each ball should be dribbled just outside of the legs. Begin dribbling the balls in around your body (you will have to switch hands when you go behind your body/to the front of your body

Variation: Dribble in both directions (clockwise/counterclockwise)

Two-ball, windshield wiper

Stand with feet shoulder width apart, bend slightly at the waist and knees. Dribble a ball in each hand out in front of you, begin dribbling both balls in a V-pattern out in front of you similar to how it is done in this drill.  The balls should be dribbled at the same time and move with each other back and forth (similar to how windshield wipers move).  Keep dribble low to the ground and keep total control. (keep your head up)

Two-ball, inside out (real low to the ground)

Stand with feet shoulder width apart, bend slightly at the waist and knees. Dribble a ball in each hand out in front of you, begin dribbling both balls in an inside-out dribble in front of you.  The balls should be dribbled at the same time and almost meet in the middle at each rep. Keep dribble low to the ground and keep total control. (keep your head up)

Two-ball, Over the top and back

Dribble one ball stationary, very low to the ground with one hand. With the other hand, dribble another ball so that it bounces to the left of the ball being dribbled low, then over top and bounced on the right side, left, right, continuous Variation: Switch which hand dribbles low, and which dribbles high

Two-ball, one stationary-one windmill

While standing still, dribble a ball between your legs from the back, then catch that ball in the same hand in front of you. In one movement, catch the ball again in front of you and swing it back behind you…again dribbling between the legs from the back. Variation: Use other hand.

Two-ball, cross/behind the back

Stand with feet at shoulder width; bend slightly at the waist and knees. Begin dribbling one ball in each hand. Simultaneously dribble one ball behind the back and one in front of you (crossover) then continue, so the balls continuously “circle you” Variation: Take one or two additional dribble in each hand after each crossover to maintain timing.