Bull In The Ring – Fun Youth Basketball Passing Drill

This fun youth basketball passing drill is called “Bull In The Ring”.

While fun, it’s also a challenging basketball passing game for kids where rules are added slowly to make it harder for passers, helping improve their decision making.

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Bull In The Ring…

Basketball Skill Acquisition

Offensive Skills:

  • Decision Making
  • Communication
  • Team work
  • Pass Faking
  • Passing Windows
  • Dexterity
  • Reduce Mental Gaps

Defensive skills:

  • Defensive footwork
  • Deflections
  • Reaction
  • Defensive Stance
  • Anticipation
  • Hand Eye Co-Ordination
  • Dexterity

Basketball Drill Purpose

While this basketball passing drill will help develop offensive and defensive basketball skills. It’s also a great decision making, reaction and timing drill. It’s a simple yet fun basketball drill for lower and middle school aged children. A variation can also be made for older athletes.

Basketball Equipment Needed

  • You will need minimum 6 participants (1 on defense (i.e The Bull) the others on offense).
  • 1 person is the defender
  • 1 basketball ball
  • Playing area approximately 15ft x 15ft

How To Play (Watch video)


With more advanced basketball kids, add an extra defender. So two “Bulls In The Ring”. With an older group with more advanced skills you may also add an additional ball, however. The more numbers on the circle the harder it is for the defensive players. The more defenders, the harder it is for passers.

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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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