Fun, age-appropriate drills for budding ballers
| 12 min watch
When you have a group of 14-year-olds on the court, it might actually look like a real basketball! These 10 great drills help youth players hone and perfect those core skills while they also learn to communicate and work together as a team on both offense and defense.
Passing, communication, and coordination all braid together in this classic youth basketball drill.
Champions & Challengers
This activity helps basketball players learn to defend as a team by rewarding effective stops.
Does practice really make perfect? In this practice drill, the defense tries to run out the clock without letting the offense score.
X marks the spot! Work on communication and defending as a team in this fast-paced scrimmage.
Circle up! Players pass the ball around the court and into the basket in this fast-paced team activity.
Great passes lead to great shot in this small-sided game named after Michael Jordan’s college basketball coach.
On the Board
In this game, offense and defense compete to grab the rebound.
Hope you like house chores, because we’re cleaning the glass. How fast can your players grab a rebound?
It’s all come down to this. Basketball teams develop decision-making skills in this activity simulating in-game scenarios.
This advanced passing and shooting drill is a more dynamic version of The Weave for larger groups.