Jedi Ball Defense – Youth Basketball Passing Game

Jedi Ball Defense is a youth basketball game to help improve decision making as well as passing.

It’s also a passing and defensive kids basketball drill which helps teach fake a pass, to make a pass.


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Basketball Skill Acquisition

Offensive Skills:

  • Decision Making
  • Communication
  • Team work
  • Pass Faking
  • Passing Windows
  • Dexterity
  • Reduce Mental Gaps

Defensive skills:

  • Defensive footwork
  • Deflections
  • Reaction
  • Defensive Stance
  • Anticipation
  • Hand Eye Co-Ordination
  • Dexterity

Basketball Drill Purpose

So Jedi Ball Defense was created to develop a number of offensive and defensive basketball skills. Mainly decision making, reaction and timing. A simple yet fun basketball drill for lower and middle school aged children.

Basketball Equipment Needed

  • You will need minimum 6 participants (1 on defense (i.e The Jedi) the others on offense.
  • An object to defend (e.g. small cone or water bottle)
  • 1 basketball ball playing area aprroximately 15ft x 15ft

How To Play (Watch Video)


If you have more advanced basketball kids you may move players further away to pass or use a smaller basketball.

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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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