Fun Basketball Games for Kids – 🎡 Musical Markers 🎢

This fun youth basketball drill called “Musical Markers” is a fun basketball listening and dribbling game for beginners.

Musical Markers improves reaction time and reduces mental gaps as well as requiring good listening skills. It also helps with ball handling.

You can modify the game as you see fit for the level of athlete you are working with.

It is a really good basketball drill for primary school aged kids.

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MUSICAL MARKERS DRIBBLING GAME…

BASKETBALL SKILL ACQUISITION

Offensive Skills:

  • Listening
  • Reduced Mental Gaps
  • Dexterity
  • Ball Handling
  • Competitiveness
  • Spatial Awareness

Defensive skills:

  • Footwork
  • Spatial awareness

BASKETBALL DRILL PURPOSE

To help develop ball handling skills and dexterity, listening skills and reaction time. You may change the dribble type, add crossovers etc if you wish based on your level of athlete.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

Same amount of rubber dots / mats as participants
1 basketball per person
Good sized flat level playing surface.

HOW TO PLAY
(Watch video)

VARIATION:

It can also be played without a ball as a warm up, you can have participants do different body movement fundamentals. Eg. Hop, skip, defensive slide etc. around and to the spots.


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