Need some basketball drills for little kids?
I understand the task of teaching little kids how to play basketball is not easy. Little kids have short attention spans so it is important that you are teaching them how to play basketball with fun and effective drills.
As a little kid I was involved in my local basketball organization which had very fun and effective drills that they had us do in our practice sessions. I enjoyed practice just as much as playing in an actual game because the basketball drills were exciting but I also noticed they were helping me become a better basketball player.
Let me ask you a question.
Have you ever given a little kid a basketball drill to do and noticed that he or she is uninterested and doesn’t want to do it?
Well, little kids want to have fun and if they aren’t having fun they aren’t interested. That is why I can’t tell a little kid to do just any drill because they may do it without a care in the world, and if a drill is done without care it is pretty much useless. So it is very important that little kids find the basketball drills they’re doing amusing.
Let me reveal the top 3 basketball drills for little kids!
1. Two man ball handling- This drill can be done with one kid but is usually done with a group of kids. If you have a group of kids, this is how you do this drill: Start with two lines one at one corner of the basketball court and another line in the corner facing diagonally from the first corner. Give a ball to the first person in each line. Now you can call out what you want them to do.
For example you can say right hand dribble crossover. This means that the first child in each line will dribble the basketball down the middle of the court with their right hand until they meet up with each other in the middle where they will perform a right hand crossover dribble and continue all the way down to the next line. Then each kid will pass the ball to the next kid and that kid will do the same thing. After each kid has done the right hand crossover dribble 2-3 times you can then call out a different move such as the left hand dribble crossover.
2. Circles- This drill is done by taking the basketball and moving it quickly in a circular motion around your head, waist knees and legs. You can do this for 30 seconds around each body part I mentioned.
3. Crossover lay-up drill- This drill is just like the classic lay-up drill.
You start with two lines at half court one on the left side of the court and one on the right side of the court. The right side will be the lay-up side and the left side will be the rebound side. The first kid in the right line will need a basketball. The will do a crossover move from left to right and then drive to the basket for a right hand lay-up. The kid in the left side line will get the rebound and pass it to the next kid in the right line. Both kids that went first in each line will then switch lines. After every kid goes three times, switch the lay-up side to the left and the rebound side to the right.
These 3 drills were my favorite basketball drills when I was a little kid and these drills have been used in little league basketball teams.
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