Battleship Basketball Drill For Kids (Shooting Game)

This basketball drill for kids is called “Team Battleship”. A fun timed competitive basketball shooting game for all ages.

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Team Timed Battleship Basketball Drill…

Basketball Skill Acquisition

  • Shot Technique
  • BEEF
  • Shooting Range
  • Focus
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Team Strategy
  • Free Throws

Basketball Drill Purpose

This ‘Team Timed Battleship’ basketball drill – was created by OzSwoosh to develop basketball shooting skills. Specifically BEEF shot technique. It also challenges participants to improve their shooting range from different spots. A competitive and fun basketball drill for middle school aged children. Challenge your athletes to destroy all battleships in the quickest time possible, while still focusing on technique, good rebounding and passing.

Basketball Equipment Needed

You will need 6 to 12 cones to represent battleships. You will also need to pick or mark spots on the floor to correspond to the number of battleships you are working to destroy.

How To Play

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With more advanced basketball kids. Choose shooting spots further away from the basket, or trickier shots e.g the baseline behind the backboard. You may also used different shot types from each cone (runners, floater etc). Or you may change the shot type by telling players they must start shooting a different shot type (e.g bank shot, runner, floater, step back etc dependent on ability).

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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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