Basketball Drill Demonstration


Set out cones to split the court in half, with your players working in pairs.

The player with the ball should dribble the ball up the court in a Zig Zag pattern.

The second player will be playing passive defence. They should be in front of the attacker at all times but are not actively trying to steal the ball.

The defensive player must try to cut the dribbler off at each of the the lines (cones and touchline) using their outside foot so that the dribbler has to change direction.

They continue to do this until they reach the end of the court at which point players then switch roles and repeat the drill in the opposite direction.

Coaching points

When they are dribbling to their left they should use their left hand and then cross over to their right hand when dribbling to the right

Drill tags: zig zag

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