This fun youth basketball drill is called “Wimbledon” and is a fun competitive basketball game for beginners which incorporates handball and dribbling.
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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WIMBLEDON HANDBALL DRIBBLING GAME
BASKETBALL SKILL ACQUISITION
- Ball Control
- Eyes Up
- Hand-Eye Co-ordination
- Reaction Time
- Lateral Footwork
- Defensive Stance
- Hip Turns
BASKETBALL DRILL PURPOSE
To help develop different types of basketball shots and improve basketball dribbling and even passing skills.
- 1 Tennis ball per pair
- 1 basketball each
- A small lined hard surfaced playing area 12 feet x 8 feet (divided in 2 by a clear line)
HOW TO PLAY
Change the game up as you progress by adding what athletes can and can’t do. Play to a score with penalty for the loser to keep game competitive. Play ins and outs with a larger group of kids, with loser stepping out, and new challenger comes in. The winner holds court.
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