Magic Johnson explains how important basketball cone drills are to practice coordination and timing. Make sure you keep quick feet and your head up while dribbling the basketball. Add in a spin move while weaving in and out of the cones for added difficulty on this basketball drill. www.MagicFundamentals.com.
You know, I talked to Coach McKnight, and we both felt that this is one of the most important drills for young people, especially when you talk about using the cones. You don't need anybody but yourself. You can set up some cones so you can go in and out as far as working on your ball handling skills. Every time you get to a cone, if you're dribbling left, then you're gonna switch it to your right, but you're gonna exchange very quickly. So let's take a look at this drill. Here we go.
Quick, oh, quick, quick, quick, good, good, good, good, good. And at the same time, they're keeping their head up, so in case they have to make a pass or a defender is coming, then they can pick the ball up. Good, good, good, good, good, good, good. Now, we're gonna keep it going because the same thing they can do, every time you get to a cone, spin, spin, here we go, keep going, keep going. There you go, good, good, spin. See now, you're working on your quickness again, with your spin move now. Same thing, just using your cone. In and out, in and out, good, footwork got to be tight now, because all the cones are real tight. So you got to keep it tight. Good, good, good, good, good, good, good.
This is all about timing, hand and eye coordination. It's wonderful.