YOUTH Basketball Dribbling Game – ‘Mortal Combat’

This youth basketball dribbling game for kids is called “Mortal Combat”. It is also known as dribble knock out ins and outs. A fun competitive basketball dribbling drill for middle school aged basketball players.


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Mortal Combat Basketball Dribbling Game

Basketball Skill Acquisition

  • Dribbling
  • Ball Handling
  • Ball Control
  • Eyes Up
  • Dexterity
  • Decision Making
  • Teamwork
  • Competition
  • Ball Protection
  • Taking Contact
  • Making Contact

Basketball Drill Purpose

This fun youth basketball dribbling game can be used to develop both ball handling skills or be used as a fun warm up drill for middle school kids. Players with the ball learn to keep their eyes up, control the ball and use both hands. A great game for building confidence while dribbling. A fun competitive basketball drill that also helps ball protection and taking and making contact.

Basketball Equipment Needed

Small area 4 ft x 4f or jump ball circle works best. Minimum 2 basketballs.

How To Play

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If players go too long you can call it a draw between those players and have knew player come in. You can have players keep their own score with a timer, highest score after a set amount of time wins. You can make people do a penalty once knocked out (e.g. star jumps).

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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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