FUN Basketball Drills for Kids – Touchdown Try (Passing Game)

This fun youth basketball passing game is called “Touchdown Try”.

While fun, it’s also a challenging basketball passing drill for kids with a focus on passing, body movement and defending passing lanes. It also helps improve decision making.

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Touchdown Try Basketball Passing Game…

Basketball Skill Acquisition

Offensive Skills:

  • Decision Making
  • Communication
  • Team work
  • Pass Faking
  • Passing Windows
  • Dexterity
  • Reduce Mental Gaps
  • Starting and Stopping
  • Cutting
  • Pivoting

Defensive skills:

  • Defensive footwork
  • Deflections
  • Reaction
  • Defensive Stance
  • Anticipation
  • Hand Eye Co-Ordination
  • Dexterity
  • Teamwork
  • Timing
  • Man on Man

Basketball Drill Purpose

While this basketball passing game will help develop offensive and defensive basketball skills. It’s also a great decision making, reaction and timing drill. It’s a simple yet fun basketball drill for lower and middle school aged children. A variation can also be made for older athletes.

Basketball Equipment Needed

  • You will need minimum 6 participants split in to 2 even teams
  • Each player matches up on an opponent of equal height and ability
  • 1 basketball ball
  • Playing area can be a half or full court depending on player numbers

How To Play (Watch video)


With an older group with more advanced skills, you may allow double teaming and encourage off ball screens. Also with larger numbers use the rule: “You cannot pass to the person who just passed it to you” to encourage decision making.

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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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