This is a fun game and basketball drill for beginning basketball players. It works on ball control and dribbling as well as basic defense.
Most players on the team (and even some parents or coaches) take a cone and place it on the court. Each player will defend the cone (not standing directly on it).
A few of the players with basketballs are sharks. Every time they knock over a cone, they get the minnow.
Play until there are only two minnows left. They are the winners and get to be sharks in the next round.
Plays the same as the regular game, except that when a minnow is "eaten," they come back as a shark in the same game, grab a basketball and try to eat more minnows. Last minnow standing is the shark to start the next round.