FUN Basketball Drill – Traffic Jam (Footwork Drill)

This FUN Basketball Drill for Kids is called “Simon Says” a good warmup and listening game for beginner basketball players.


Also known as “Coach Says” it can help you teach the lines and areas of a basketball court to help improve efficiency when setting up drills.

Traffic Jam Basketball Footwork Warmup Drill

Basketball Skill Acquisition

  • Change of Pace
  • Change of Direction
  • Running, Starting
  • Stopping,
  • Listening
  • Lines of the court
  • Decision Making

Basketball Drill Purpose

This simple but fun basketball drill promotes good listening, reducing mental gaps, footwork and is ideal as a warmup for younger basketball players. You may add a ball for more advanced players to dribble or hold while doing their body movement fundamentals.

Basketball Equipment Needed

A full-size court with clearly marked lines.

How To Play

(Watch video)


Try adding waste wraps or dribbling with the weak hand or doing a protection dribble with a different

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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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