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Dribble and Dunk Basketball skills drills run up fun and fitness at every age. Improve balance, coordination, and endurance with these cooperative and competitive basketball skill-building activities, even if you never play on a team. Teens: Think you’re at the top of your game? Coach and demonstrate for less accomplished players (even your parents!).
Speed Dribble Everyone holds a basketball on one side of the court Place a cone opposite each player on the other side of the court Blow the whistle and everyone starts dribbling as fast as possible to the other side of the court
Remind players Keep heads up • Look at the cone on the other side • Keep control of the ball • Stay in balance
Each player counts the number of dribbles it took to reach the other side Repeat the drill • Reduce the amount of dribbles by one each time
Knockout Line the players up at the free-throw line Each of the first two players gets a basketball Blow the whistle to start the game The first person shoots a free throw If he misses, he retrieves the rebound and shoots a lay-up The second person shoots after the first person’s hit or miss To knock out a player, successfully make a free throw before the other person’s second shot Pass your ball to the next person in line after you make a free throw or are knocked out.
King of the Court Start all players on one half of the court Everyone starts dribbling inside the half-court line toward the basket Eliminate other players by touching their ball or making them lose control of their dribble Make the dribbling area smaller as players are eliminated
Teens Take Over Teach the proper stance to old and young so everyone can make a free-throw shot Replace tired players with a gentle tag to let them know to sit out a round
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