Fun Basketball Drill for Kids – ‘Ship, Shark, Shore’

This basketball drill for kids is called “Shark Ship Shore. A simple youth basketball game to work on dribbling and listening.


This fun basketball game for kids is also an awesome reaction and listening drill

Ship, Shark, Shore Basketball Dribbling Game

Basketball Skill Acquisition

  • Dribbling
  • Eyes off the ball
  • Dexterity
  • Reduced Mental Gaps
  • Reaction Time

Basketball Drill Purpose

This fun dribbling game can be used to develop both ball handling skills and listening skills. Having players dribble with left hand when going to their left and right hand when going to their right helps build dexterity. It can also be used as a fun basketball warm up or cool down drill for middle school kids.

Basketball Equipment Needed

1 Basketball per child and a half or full-size court depending on your participation numbers.

How To Play

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You may use this as an elimination game to make it highly competitive and improved the speed dribble. You can have players repeat what you said to improve communication. It is a good way to send athletes for a drink to manage resources when played as a knockout game. You could also just have someone do star jumps and join back in to the game if you wish to penalize the last person to a line without having them eliminated.

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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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