Basketball / Ball Control / Defense / Shooting

Wall Ball

Setup:

For this youth basketball drill divide your team into two teams and put them on opposite baselines. Give each player a number.

Execution:

Place a basketball in the middle of the court and call out a number. The player with that number on each side runs to get the ball.

The player that gets the basketball is on offense and tries to score, the player who does not get the ball must try and stop the offensive player from scoring.

Players on the baseline cannot defend the basket, but if the ball comes to them, they can pass it back to their player to keep it in play. Play until one person scores.

Variations:

  • Call out more than one number as the game progresses.
  • Call out shirt colors, hair color, sneaker color, etc.