This is one of my favorite [tag]basketball drills for kids[/tag].Â This [tag]basketball drill[/tag] works especially well with younger players; we call it the Shark Drill.
Each player has a [tag]basketball[/tag]. Depending on how many players, start with an enclosed area of a designated size. (Paint area, three point line area, half court, etc.)
Players must maintain dribble while trying to knock away the other player’s ball. If their ball goes outside the area or they pickup their dribble, they are out.
As fewer players are left, the area should be made smaller. When it gets down to two players, they may end up in the key area only. Eventually one player will be left.
You can vary it by having them use only the right hand, left hand, or allowing both hands. They can even have to alternate hands.
It puts their eyes away from their dribble and teaches them to protect their own dribble.