This fun youth basketball dribbling drill is called “Space Invaders” and is a competitive basketball dribbling game for beginners and young basketball players.
This helps with basketball dexterity and ball handling confidence. You can modify the game as you see fit for the level of athlete you are working with by changing the rules of which hand you compete with. It is a really good basketball drill for primary school aged kids.
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SPACE INVADERS DRIBBLING GAME
BASKETBALL SKILL ACQUISITION
- Ball Control
- Eyes Up
- Hand-Eye Co-ordination
- Reaction Time
- Lateral Footwork
- Reaction Time
BASKETBALL DRILL PURPOSE
To help improve confidence when dribbling a basketball and ball handling, to build dexterity as well as protecting the ball when dribbling.
- 1 basketball each
- A small lined playing area 5 feet x 5 feet (use markers to help if needed)
HOW TO PLAY
You can play as a team of ins and outs with challengers coming in to try to take space or you can compete for the space all at once. Both games may be timed, with the quickest time winning.
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