Cone/Chair Dribbling with Traffic
Ages: All Ages Youth Middle School High School+
Purpose of the Drill:
Improve dribbling and simulate the chaos players will see in a game.
- Players can use one or two basketballs. I like to use two basketballs to add a challenge and speed up development. Players in both lines start dribbling and weaving through the chairs.
- Players should go as fast as possible.
- They will have to keep their head up so they don't run into each other
- The next player should start once the player ahead of them is about 12 feet away.
- When a player reaches the other end, they get in line and immediately start again. The drill goes continuously.
- It is chaotic! This is what you want because players have to keep their head up, change speed, back up, and change direction.
- As the coach, I like to join the fun by running at the players trying to steal it. You are essentially overloading them and causing them to constantly adjust.
- This is a great drill that teaches players how to handle the ball in traffic and deal with tough situations (much like they'll see in a game). If you do drills like this enough, you'll end up with a team full of point guard caliber ballhandlers. Not a bad thing to have!
- After they get comfortable with the drill, tell them they now have to go twice as fast. Getting them to speed up makes it more challenging and better simulates the game.