This is an excellent basketball defensive drill to teach toughness, defensive position, and physical play.  Teach proper falling technique by encouraging players to fall back on their backsides with hands pointing forward, head up away from the floor, and pushing off with their legs so they slide across the floor.

-“ Player 1 has the ball at the top of the key
-“ Player 2 stands in the foul line extended area.  Player 3 is a defensive player guarding an imaginary player on the block

-“ Player 1 passes to Player 2 and makes a give-and-go cut directly into the lane
-“ Player 3 leaves his imaginary defender and steps up to cut off Player 1 and take the charge
-“ Rotate positions

Points of Emphasis
-“ To take the charge, get low to the ground, and protect your groin area
-“ Absorb the contact into your chest and torso, falling back slightly as you are hit
-“ Fall with your hands pointing forward.  Avoid bracing your fall with your hands backward, as this can lead to wrist injury
-“ Let the official know the extent of the contact by making a loud yell or grunt