These are two of my favorite [tag]basketball drills for kids[/tag]. The first drill is a 5 on 5 full court drill and the second is a 2 on 1 drill. Try both of these with your team. Both of these ideas will liven things up in your practices.
One [tag]basketball drill[/tag] that my kids like a lot is to play full court 5 on 5 where the point system is changed.
I take the players and rank them by their points per game. I then split teams by placing 1st, 4th, 5th, 8th, and 10th together. The other team obviously has 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 9th. A regular 15 minute period is played, but the team only gets one point if the top scorer scores. They get two points if the second leading scorer scores. They get 3 points if the third leading scorer scores. They would then get 4 or 5 points if the fourth or fifth leading scorer scores.
This teaches the kids to get everyone involved in the offense. It gets them to see the floor a little better because they are looking for teammates.
Full court 2 on 1 Drill, baseline to baseline–
Two lines of players on the far baseline, one [tag]basketball[/tag] and the fast break starts. The [tag]basketball coach[/tag] hangs back with the lone defender (far baseline) and whispers who to guard as the two fastbreak players approach. This can be funny (a learning experience) as with the younger ones, telling the defender to run and defend the player without the ball (usually the dribbler will try to pass it anyway instead of going in for a layup).
One of the two fast break offense players becomes the defender for the next wave of two.