Coming up with some new ideas for [tag]basketball practice drills[/tag] can be tough.  Here are two [tag]basketball drills[/tag] I use with younger players.

Sumo Box Out
I call this [tag]basketball drill[/tag] the Sumo Box Out. The kids love it because some of my smaller players, due to their strength training work ethic, are stronger than my larger players.

Here’s how it goes. Two players are in one of the marked circles on the court. They are back to back or I mean butt to butt with hands up and forming a “w” with their head. On command they get low and try to move the other person out of the circle. You can go several rounds with individual points or mix the players into teams for team points. Body contact must be maintained at all times until a player is pushed out of the circle.

Sweet Sixteen
Another good combination basketball drill is to have players run the width of the court 16 times while dribbling a [tag]basketball[/tag] in their weak hand within 75 seconds. We call this “Sweet Sixteen”. We also run it without a ball in 60 seconds. It is a great practice ending conditioner.