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Circle Dribble Chase Game

Circle Dribble Chase is a fun drill for youth players that combine passing, dribbling, and competition.  Place cones or chairs around the outside to form a big circle. 



Dribble Weave Drill

To be a truly valuable player at the offensive end of the floor players must be able to dribble the ball. The ability to dribble the ball will help to escape pressure, improve passing angles, and drive to the basket. 



Tag and Dribble Tag

Speed expert, Lee Taft called "tag" the greatest game to train athleticism.  Not only is "tag" fun for kids, it also helps train the athletic qualities of speed, agility and quickness. There are also several benefits to the basketball player that can transfer to team play.  Here is a version of "tag" and see if you can recognize how there are basketball concepts that can be developed:



Games Approach-"Numbers Dribbling-Passing Game"

It is best for youth coaches to get skill repetition for their players through a variety of games.  A games approach will increase the likelihood of an enjoyable experience for the kids while still achieving the repetition necessary for improvement.



Dribbling-Pounds

To be a truly valuable player at the offensive end of the floor players must be able to dribble the ball. The ability to dribble the ball will help to escape pressure, improve passing angles, and drive to the basket. 



Maravich Drills

Basketball Hall of Fame member, the late Pete Maravich was taught this group of ball-handling drills by his father Press.  Known as the "Maravich Drills", these are a fun way for kids to become more familiar with the ball and improve their coordination, hand quickness and dribbling ability.