FUN Basketball Drills – ‘Obstacle Course’

This basketball obstacle course drill is a fun basketball game for kids to play to develop ball handling and basketball shot techniques.


It allows players to work on crossovers, layups, protecting the ball and allows for the coach to provide feedback and for participants to stay active.

Basketball Dribbling Obstacle Course

Basketball Skill Acquisition

  • Dribbling
  • Eyes off the ball
  • Dexterity
  • Ball Protection
  • Crossover Dribble
  • Layups
  • Footwork

Basketball Drill Purpose

This fun dribbling game can be used to develop both ball handling skills and protecting the ball. It also helps players work on crossovers and layup techniques.

Basketball Equipment Needed

1 Basketball per child and cones, markers and other obstacles for athletes to navigate.

How To Play

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With more advanced athletes you may want to challenge them by changing the crossovers to more advanced and combo moves. Mix up the shot types and add a coach to contest the shot to keep it challenging and fun.

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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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