Purpose: To develop basketball dribbling and ball handling skills.
Drill: Each player should have his or her own basketball (or there should at least be several balls in the line). The players all begin at one end of court as shown. The first player begins by dribbling to the first cone and performing a dribble move. The player continues to the second cone and performs a second move. Finally, at the third cone, the player executes a move, finishes with a layup, rebounds the ball, and performs the same circuit coming back down the court.
The players can make moves predetermined by the coaches or can choose to execute their own moves at each cone. Dribble moves can include, behind the back, between the legs, reverse dribble, stutter step, or anything else the player desires.
The players following in line should wait until the player in front of them passes the first cone. Complete the circuit as many times as desired.
Variations: Instead of using cones on both sides of the court, have the players speed dribble back down to the starting end (just be sure to switch the cones over to the other side so they work both ways).
Also, you can use stationary defenders instead of cones. Allow them to reach, but not move their feet. This will help the ball handlers in keeping control and possession of the ball.