Fun Games for Youth basketball: Sharks and Minnows
This game has also been called Dribble Knockout. Irregardless of name, it is a drill that is good for ball-handling protection, while the kids love it! The only set back to this game is that it requires the use of a lot of basketballs. Our suggestion... if you do not have more than five or six balls, is to split your team up into as many equal groups of four or five as you can. We will use a team of twelve for example, with you having six balls at your disposal.
To begin give first six players each a basketball, and tell them they are required to stay within the area inside thethree point line.
On whistle, players will begin to dribble around attempting to knock the other players ball away from the and out of the designated area, while at the same time keeping their dribble alive and protecting their own ball from being knocked out.
Note:Players are not allowed to pick up their dribble during game, with the exception of ball being knockedaway and having to retrieve it before it goes out of area. If they pick up dribble for any reason other than the exceptionmentioned above, they are disqualified. After you have gotten down to only three left, stop them and allow other six to go. Repeat.
Once you have the remaining three from the first group, and the remaining three from the last, put them in area with balls and begin again until you have only three left from them.
Finally, confine the last three players inside the lane area, making this as their boundary, and let them have it out until their is only one shark left in the pond.