2 Ball Pass / 2 Man Shot Basketball Drill

This drill is from our Offseason Workout product coming out very soon.

Drill Purpose:

This advanced drill challenges a player's ball handling ability while working on their shot.


  1. Player 1 has 2 balls and dribbles both balls to the chair.

  2. Player 2 cuts from the corner to the wing.

  3. Player makes 1 hand push pass to Player 2 on the wing.

  4. With the other ball, Player 1 does a 1 dribble crossover and shoots the ball.

  5. Player 2 shoots a jump shot.

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AB13 says:
2/27/2016 at 3:36:58 AM

This is an excellent drill. McDonald's All-American coaches run this DAILY, including variations such as players on each wing (decision-making possibilities and options which will later be integrated with defense forcing players to read the available play) and adding cutting/lay ups to the mix. Ultimately the elite of point guard drills, this is the base of the platform for your players. I am a player, not a coach (someday) and I understand that my capabilities as a kid were nowhere near what they are now. But if you start young with this drill here and slowly incorporate different variations, footwork, defense, ball pressure, pass deny, etc. the options are limitless. Build with this and sketch up a few of your own variations that could fit into your offense.
For example you could have the player come down one side of the court, as cp was suggesting his players do, and incorporate cutting, post inlet, or whatever your offense is primarily focused on. Will be using this site for my personal skill development workouts with trainers and friends moving on in my college career.


Junior says:
11/20/2013 at 9:58:55 AM

This site is sick


Juice says:
6/13/2013 at 2:59:47 PM

Haven't tried it yet but seems like a good drill


Ken says:
10/17/2012 at 9:43:34 AM

Katherine -

I had a smile on my face as I read your post... There are a lot of things that we try to teach/coach young players that they might not use in a game... its all about teaching skills amd making them a better all around player.

Holidaze - I don't understand your negativity about this drill. The drill, like many others are used to make your players ( especially younger ones ) better ball handlers.

Trust me, every one that wants to post on their drills,plays & philosophies. I think you need to step back and take a look at why you are coaching kids. Calling this drill stupid would be like someone calling you stupid and I don't think any of us want to start that. You don't have to like the drill, thats on you..... but I just saw a 7th grade coach use it the other day..... their is a time and place for drills like this and many others for that part.

Do a search for the best young ball handlers and you will see some young kids do a lot of things that they wont use in games.... but you can bet that they can handle the ball with ease in games. JMO


Katherine Johnson says:
10/17/2012 at 7:17:54 AM

@Cp Using a push pass is a necessary skill for players. Any player can use it when on the move with the ball. Rather than come to a stop, grab the ball, pivot, look around, then be mobbed by defense. The alternate to make a push pass while dribbling can help in the transition of a play. It's an option.
@holidaze I sincerely hope you don't coach young kids or anybody for that matter with an attitude like that.


TombO says:
3/26/2012 at 8:52:01 PM

Talk to me. I lik dis drill. It helps me play better. I practice every day and do 100 free throws. I also do drills. Thank you.

Keep it up guys. Practice hard and dont give up. Look at John Wall. He was just a normal kid and now he is playing in the NBA



Deuce says:
3/29/2011 at 1:52:15 PM

I like the concepts in this drill...a couple of questions, though. Does player 1 shoot a layup or a jumpshot? As far as fluidity goes, is this something where you would have two lines, or everyone paired up and alternating positions?



CoachHammon says:
1/8/2011 at 6:17:55 PM

Holidaze hopefully is not actually coaching anyone after a brilliant comment like that. Myself and my team practice dribbling 2 balls everyday in practice, and I'm sure they could all dribble circles around you with one ball. it improves your ball handling drastically. But you are right holidaze, very seldom will a player ever dribble 2 balls at once during a game. ??? Really? Were you being serious? Hahaha not everyone can be a basketball genius.


cp says:
9/27/2010 at 1:02:12 PM

I do not like this drill because: We teach the point guard to declare a side when making an entry pass instead of from the middle of the court.

Very seldom will a point guard make a "push pass" for the entry so why practice it.

Also we usually do not start our Offense with a player cutting to the wing from the corner.


Joe Haefner (Co-creator of the website) says:
2/5/2010 at 1:38:48 PM

Lol.. how much time do you think we have, Holidaze?

Have you ever heard of the overload training principle? I'm assuming not by your comments. It's a principle that takes an activity you do during games and makes it that much harder so when you actually do the game activity, it seems easy.

The purpose of the drill is to handle two balls, so when you are passing and dribbling with one ball during the game, it seems easy. The same reason coaches do 4 on 3 overload drills to improve defense. That's why speed-reading experts have you read books upside down and at faster speeds than you are comfortable with.


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