Because dribbling is fundamental.
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Before beginning basketball players can learn how to drive, pass and score, they need to get their hands on the ball and dribble. A lot.
Many of these 10 youth basketball drills borrow from schoolyard games, so even the youngest players can start with what they already know as they build their ball handling skills.
Pirates ahead! This activity helps players learn to get away from an attacker by finding open space.
Players practice dribbling in a fun activity that also helps develop their coordination and agility.
Strap in, we’re blasting off to outer space! This activity develops team play, tactical decision-making and dribbling skills.
Let’ssss teach playerssss to communicate and move as a team, while developing agility and coordination.
Can you crack the case? Players practice dribbling with a poker face in this activity.
Don’t forget your hard hat! Players learn to make decisions while dribbling in this activity.
Open sesame! This dribbling activity helps with speed dribbling and turning direction with the ball.
This activity helps players learn about court markings—and develop their technical dribbling skills, with an assist from their favorite characters.
Hit the Cone
No hoop? No problem! Play basketball anywhere in this hoopless version of the sport.
The cold doesn’t bother us anyway! Players practice changing speed and direction with the ball while escaping tough situations.
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