This basketball drill for kids is called “Tic Tac Toe”. A fun competitive basketball dribbling game for kids based on Naughts and crosses.
Here is the video…
Basketball Dribbling Game – Tic Tac Toe
Basketball Skill Acquisition
- Dribbling, Ball Handling
- Ball Control
- Eyes Up
- Game Strategy
Basketball Drill Purpose
This fun dribbling game can be used to develop both ball handling skills or be used as a fun warm up drill for middle school kids. Players with the ball learn to keep their eyes up, control the ball and use both hands. A great game for building confidence while dribbling. Tic Tac Toe forces the players to focus on something other than the ball. A good strategy game to help build team work and communication.
Basketball Equipment Needed
Minimum 4 players, split in to 2 teams. 2 balls, one for each team. A playing area approximately 15 feet x feet. 9 dots or markers to use as playing grid. 2 sets of different coloured items (e.g. socks) to be used to place on dots or markers.
How To Play
You may restrict the dribbling hand to the weak hand to improve dexterity. Speed up the dribbling by adding a timeclock to try to get a winner in a set period of time. You may add other ball handling drills, like crossovers or through the legs on their way to the playing grid.
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