One of the basketball practice games we do every once in a while is a cool drill called King Of The Court. This basketball drill is very good at teaching kids to make effective, explosive moves, without dribbling too much.

King of the Court
Everyone lines up under the rim at the baseline.

The first two players in line play a one on one up to one point.

They can only take 5 dribbles per possession or it’s the other man’s ball.

You can make them fight for the rebound and then the one who wins it, gets ball, checks it up and then continues the drill.

Once someone wins, the other guy goes to the end of the line and the next in line tries to take out the King.  You can go up to like 10 wins to be the King of the Court.

This drill is a fun game to keep the players interested.

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