Defense doesn’t come easy!
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With youth basketball, a little effort on defense goes a long way. These 10 games help developing players learn the fundamentals of defense, including the proper positioning.
This activity puts an arcade-themed twist on tag and teaches players about the different lines on the court.
Champions & Challengers
This activity helps players learn to defend as a team by rewarding effective stops.
X marks the spot! Work on communication and defending as a team in this fast-paced scrimmage.
Team Dribble Knockout
Let’s get ready to rumble! This activity helps players develop shielding and ball possession skills.
Team Shield Steal
Stronger together! This activity helps players develop shielding and ball possession skills.
Meep meep! This fast-paced tag game helps players develop dribbling and coordination skills.
This activity puts defenders up close and personal with ball handlers as they develop closeout skills.
It’s a basketball obstacle course! This dynamic activity develops both offensive and defensive skills.
Teach offensive players to find and penetrate gaps in the defense, while encouraging teamwork among defenders.
Players learn how to protect the ball in an epic game of dribble knockout.
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