Floater & Hand-off Dribbling Drill

basketball dribbling drill
  • Put 1 minute on clock.
    Start on top of the key and you can use no more than two dribbles. A floater is a terrific shot that can be used in many different ways in a variety of different situations.
  • This shot is typically used by guards attempting to shoot in traffic or over a taller defender(s). It can be banked in or swished.
    The floater is shot by a gently pushing the ball up in the air with a higher than normal arc.
  • Teach points: Switch direction after every shot.
    Try to score more then 6.
Finish this drill and earn a reward! Get rewarded for brushing up on your skills in our mobile app today.
  • 1
    Characteristic boost
    Dribbling: +1
    Finishing: +1
    Mid-range shots: +1
  • 2
    +7 coins
If basketball is your sport, putting one minute on the clock is a great way to up your game. You can practice a basketball drill involving no more than two dribbles and shooting floaters at the top of the key. Floaters are generally used by guards as an alternative to shooting in traffic or over a taller defender—they can give you a competitive advantage as they provide for effective shots either banked in or swished. Shooting a floater involves gently pushing the ball upwards with higher than normal arc - an essential skill to master in basketball. To make it even more challenging, try switching direction after every shot and aim for more than 6 points within one minute!
— Coach Dan