Basketball Skills Game – Rob the Nest

This basketball drill for kids is called “Rob the Nest”. A simple youth basketball skills game to work on ball handling, pivoting, stopping and passing.

Rob The Nest Basketball Skills Game

Basketball Skill Acquisition

  • Dribbling
  • Eyes of the ball
  • Pivoting
  • Passing
  • Running
  • Change of Direction
  • Stopping

Basketball Drill Purpose

This fun dribbling game can be used to develop both ball handling skills and passing skills. Stopping and pivoting along with ball handling drills can be added for maximum skill acquisition. It can also be used as a fun warm up or cool down drill for middle school kids.

Basketball Equipment Needed

Minimum of 7 basketball (for 3 in the nest) increase for larger team sizes. Played on a half court.

How To Play

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The possibilities when combined with dribble types (crossovers etc), pass types (overhead, chest, push, bounce etc), ball handling drills (body wraps, fig 8s etc) and stopping and pivoting, makes the combinations and variations of this fun youth basketball game limitless. Thus, the reason we consider it a SUPER drill.

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Disclaimer: Basketball, like many sports, may result in serious injury or even death. Drills and ideas contained in OzSwoosh videos are demonstrations only. Coaches and players re-enacting the drills, or following advice, do so at their own risk. Also, children should always play under the supervision of a responsible adult.

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