Basketball Dodge Ball - Fun Ballhandling Drill
The following is a fun drill to break up the monotony of practice and livening things up. It is designed to improve your players' dribbling and passing skills.
To begin, use cones to mark off a large playing area in a half court.
Divide your team in to two equal sides. Ideally, each side will have 5-10 players.
Team A begins inside the cones without basketballs.
Team B begins outside the cones, with each player dribbling a basketball.
On your whistle, team B dribbles into the square to try and pass their balls to make contact with a player from team A.
Passes must be made to contact a player below the waist.
Team A can move anywhere within the cones to avoid being hit with the ball.
Team B must keep their dribble while inside the cones.
When a player from team A is hit with the ball, they are out and have to leave the game.
Eliminated players can run laps around the court until the drill is finished.
The drill ends when all players from team A are out.
Repeat the drill with the teams switching roles. Whichever team eliminates all of their opponents in the least amount of time, wins.
You can add additional drills to change things up and also force players to work on certain skills. Some variations include:
- Left hand dribble only
- Left hand dribble and pass only (one hand pass).
- Bounce pass only
- One hand pass only
- Behind the back pass only (have some fun with it)
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