Play Type:Â Â Ballhandling
This drill is a fun way to teach players to go for loose balls.
- Start by dividing the team into three groups.
- The groups will line up with the adult in the middle with the ball.
- The coach or helper will toss the ball, and the kids race to get it.
- Once a player is able to secure the ball, he dribbles to the closest basket and attempts to score (1 vs 2) against the other players.
- The other players try to steal the ball or secure a rebound so they can score on their own.
- The drill is finished when one of the players scores.
- The adult should use different tosses each time â€“ up in the air, straight ahead, to one side or the other, even rolling on the ground â€“ to prepare players for real game-like situations.
- Coaches and helpers should remind players that the goal is to go for the ball, not each other.
- Players should be aggressive, but they need to be careful not to hurt each other.
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