This fun youth basketball drill called “Rock, Scissors, Paper Showdown” a competitive basketball dribbling and shooting game for kids.
Here is the video…
You can modify the game as you see fit with different shot types and dribbles.
We also share how you can add a defender to challenge older age groups and reduce mental gaps and make the basketball drill even more competitive.
This youth basketball practice drill helps teach ball control, speed dribbling and shot technique.
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Paper, Rock, Scissors Basketball Showdown…
Basketball Skill Acquisition
- Decision Making
- Reduced Mental Gaps
- Confidence one on one
- Lay-up Technique
- Shot Technique
- Individual Offensive Moves
- Open Court Foot Fakes
- Contesting Shots
- Defensive footwork
- Reaction Time
- Defensive Positioning
- Defensive Stance
- Man on Man Defence
Basketball Drill Purpose
Scissors Paper Rock is a fun basketball practice drill for kids aged 12 or younger and older. You can apply rules to have athletes work on different shots like runners, floaters. Add defence to create contested shots.
Basketball Equipment Needed
- Recommended minimum 6 participants (2 x teams of 3)
- 1 basketball ball per team
- Usually a full-size basketball court.
How To Play (Watch video)
With more advanced basketball kids, also add defence or stipulate tougher shots or increase the shooting range. Add penalties for defensive stops or if defender gets scored on. If only a half-court is available, you may also have each line dribble to the half-way line and play on their side of the split line.
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