Basketball / Ball Control

Sharks and Minnows

This is a fun game and basketball drill for beginning basketball players. It works on ball control and dribbling as well as basic defense.

Setup:

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).

Execution:

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.

Variations:

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.