I use this drill to teach kids how make their dribble more efficient. After a few times the kids understand that they must be able to cover a lot of ground in order to do it correctly.
one person one ball. From the free-throw line they get one dribble for a lay-up.
From half-court they get two dribbles for a lay-up. From three-quarter court they get three dribbles, and from baseline to baseline they get four dribbles.
Hopefully, what they will get out of this drill is the confidence to take the ball from
the wing and explode to the basket using one or two dribbles.
Make sure the kids are not traveling when they first start out, this could lead to bad habits.
You might add a variation by using this drill from the wing or baseline and putting a defender on the ball handler. This will really show the kids how much quicker they will become by decreasing their dribble. If you're like me how many times have you asked your kids, why did your dribble or, why not go somewhere with that dribble
This has been a good drill, it teaches explosion to the basket.
This basketball drill is licensed under a Creative Commons License. This drill is from Pål Degerstrøm at www.degerstrom.com/basketball.