Fun Basketball Drill – ‘Runners’ vs Shooters’

This FUN Basketball Drill for Kids is called “Runners vs Shooters” a good competitive dribbling and basketball shooting game.


The fun basketball drill for beginners helps them work on their speed dribble and BEEF shot technique or set shots and free throws.

Runners’ vs Shooters Basketball Game

Basketball Skill Acquisition

  • Dribbling
  • Speed Dribble
  • Dexterity
  • Shot Technique
  • Rebounding

Basketball Drill Purpose

This simple youth basketball game allows beginner basketball players to work on their ball handling skills and shot technique. While demonstrated from the free throw line, another spot may be chosen on the floor to shoot from to help develop shooting range and technique.

Basketball Equipment Needed

A half court, 1 basket and 2 basketballs (1 for the dribbling team and 1 for the running team)

How To Play

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For older or more advanced athletes add 2 balls, or have them do crossovers. You can also add a ball handling drill at the end of the first spot the runners go too which they have to complete before heading back to their line. You may also add different pass types, pivots to the running line as well to evolve their skill set. Have athletes work on both hands when dribbling and passing. You may also change up the shot types for more advanced athletes (e.g., runners, floaters, euros etc)

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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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