Take a look at this submission from Scott. Two great examples of [tag]boys basketball shooting[/tag] [tag]drills[/tag] that can work with well with your younger teams.
With very young kids (3-5 grade) I have difficulty causing them to naturally be aggressive. These are simple [tag]basketball[/tag] drills but the effect on young kids is remarkable.
Step 1 – two players [tag]pass[/tag] back and forth.
Step 2 – one player run back and forth between the two players, the “passer” is required to keep the ball moving while pivoting and finish by stepping across to pass
Step 3 – two players run back and forth, the “passer” must keep the ball moving while pivoting and finish by splitting the double-team.
I find the progression causes the kids to step toward the pressure – not away from it.
Animal [tag]drill[/tag] Start with three kids. Under the hoop. No fouls. First to 3 wins or each score rotate in a player. Increase up to 5 players. As the numbers increase – the [tag]coach[/tag] should call fouls. When a foul is called or a player loses his [tag]dribble[/tag] or wants to pass, pass the ball to a coach, then work to get himself free.
I find the initial “free for all” causes the over aggressiveness from which the coach can lessen and control.