Fun Basketball Game – ‘ Dribble Knockout’

This basketball drill for kids is called Dribble Knockout. A simple youth basketball game to work on dribbling and protecting the ball.

Competitive Dribble Knockout Game

Basketball Skill Acquisition

Dribbling, Eyes off the ball, Dexterity, Ball Protection, Crossover Dribble

Basketball Drill Purpose

This fun dribbling game can be used to develop both ball handling skills and protecting the ball. Encourage athletes to have their protection arm up on the ball. They may cross the ball over to help protect their dribble.

Basketball Equipment Needed

1 Basketball per child and a clearly marked half court, including 3-point line and keyway markings.

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 may want to limit players to dribbling only on their weak hand. 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.

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