Keeping youth interested in basketball drills can be a difficult task.  But if your youth basketball drills combine fun and a little healthy competition your kids will become so engrossed in what they are doing that they will forget they are running [tag]basketball[/tag] [tag]drills[/tag]. Youth Basketball Drills

The first of the [tag]youth basketball drills[/tag] is called the Clap Hands Pass [tag]drill[/tag].  Have your players stand in a circle approximately 10 feet away from the center.  Start by [tag]passing[/tag] the ball to a player at random.  They must clap their hands together once before catching the ball.  Players are out of the circle if they miss the pass, don’t clap before catching it, or for a more advanced skill level clap if the pass is a fake.  For added difficulty have 2 [tag]coaches[/tag] in the center throwing balls at the players.

This next [tag]youth[/tag] basketball drill also involves all the players on the team and focuses on learning [tag]dribbling[/tag] skills under pressure.  Start by lining up all your players except one on one side of the court.  Each player has a basketball.  One player is in the center of the court.

The player in the center of the court calls out “Who’s Afraid of…” and they add a name to the end of the sentence.  The name called become “it” for the round and attempts to tag as many players as possible.  If a player is tagged, in the next round they join the players in the middle who are the taggers.  The goal of the players is to reach the other side of the court without being tagged.  Players must make sure to dribble the ball at all times or else they join the players in the middle as well.  Continue playing until only one player remains.