Looking for [tag]basketball skill development[/tag]? You’ve come to the right place! Try out this idea below from Kevin and let me know how it goes for you.
I coach 4th, 5th and 6th graders.
A [tag]basketball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] I adapted from soccer for [tag]ball handling[/tag] is: Break the court into about a 30′ by 30′ area, usually there are lines on the floor that you can adapt to.
Have half the team on one line, each with a basketball and the other half on a line 90 degrees from them. Now have them all at once go from one line to the next and back, making sure to handle the ball without loosing [tag]control[/tag], because people are going back and forth at 90 degrees from each other they have to keep their head up and see everyone, it develops ball handlers who keep their heads up and see everyone around them, if they don’t, they crash into each other.
I have them go back and forth 3 to 5 times, take a break and then do it again. I switch it up by having them work one hand then the other and then whatever it takes to get back and forth the fastest.