FUN Basketball Drills for Kids – Golden Child (Competitive)

This FUN Youth Basketball Drill for Kids is called “Golden Child” a good competitive basketball game involving running and shooting a basketball.

The youth basketball game for beginners helps youth basketball players work on their running, change of direction as well as BEEF shot technique or set shots and free throws.

Golden Child Competitive Basketball Game

Basketball Skill Acquisition

  • Running
  • Change of Pace
  • Change of Direction
  • Shot Technique
  • Rebounding
  • Communication
  • Teamwork

Basketball Drill Purpose

This simple youth basketball drill allows beginner basketball players to work on their running as well as shot technique. While shooting is demonstrated from the free throw line, another spot may be chosen on the floor to shoot from to help develop shooting range and technique. You may also add a basketball for the running team, to have them work on their dribbling.

Basketball Equipment Needed

A half court, 1 basket and 1 basketball

How To Play

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For older or more advanced athletes add a basketball for the running team to dribble with. You may also change up the shot types for more advanced athletes (e.g. runners, floaters, euros etc) or change the shooting spot to develop range.

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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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