Basketball drills for warming-up

  • Divide the group into two teams.
  • From both teams 2 children stand on the mats belonging to their team.
  • Also 2 children per team stand in front of the cupboard, these are the goalkeepers.
  • The children who stay over, go to the throwing square (see drawing).
  • When the balls come into play, the children in the box are supposed to throw the balls against the cupboard.


  • The teacher chooses 2 tickers.
  • They have to stay inside their box (inside the 4 pawns) and knock the basketballs away from the runners when they want to cross.
  • The runners have to dribble to the other side without losing their basketball.
  • If a runner doesn't have his basketball with him, he's out and he automatically becomes a ticker.
  • A tip that you can give to the runners is that they should shield the ball with their body.
  • This means staying between the ball and the opponent.
  • The pupils may only cross again when everyone has been tagged or has reached the other side.
  • In the end, as the game progresses, you get more and more tickers and less and less runners.
  • The last remaining runner is the winner.


  • Divide the players into two groups.
  • The group without the ball tries to tap the player in the other group with the ball.
  • As soon as they have touched the player with the ball, the ball is theirs.
  • The player with the ball therefore tries to pass the ball on to a teammate as quickly as possible.
  • Touching someone with a ball gives a point. The team that scores ten points first wins.
  • They are simple but fun basketball games for children with a number of advantages:
    • The children get more ball feeling
    • The children learn how to aim the basketball
    • The children learn to dribble well
    • The children develop team spirit and learn to work together
    • The children move in the indoor gym or on the outdoor sports field

Ideal for training, lessons and fun activities.

  • Set up a course with running boards, bridges, hoops and cones and have the kids dribble down the course.
  • You can make it as difficult as you like. The child who completes the course in the shortest time wins.

Feint exercise

  • Walk towards the defender, move your left foot to the left, as if you were passing the defender on the left
  • Immediately afterwards, move your left foot to the right and get the ball very low from your left hand to your right hand, so that your back is facing your opponent
  • Now dribble on and score with the lay-up


  • Make two teams and provide two thick mats.
  • The goal is to push the thick mat with your team to the other side.
  • After each push you have to return to the starting line.
  • So the smartest thing to do is to make a run for it with your whole team and push against the mat at the same time.
  • Make two teams.
  • The goal is to get the ball to the other side of the line.
  • You do this by standing in plank position and then pushing the ball to the other person who is standing further down in plank position.
  • Then you run to the front and stand in a holding position and wait for the ball to come.
  • The team that gets to the other side first wins.
  • Players start at the bottom of the baseline.
    • The red cones are sprint.
    • The green cones are step-slide.
  • Then we either take the ball on the right side of the court or the left side.
  • We start with the ball on the right side anyway.
  • Do a lay-up, then lay the ball down on the left side of the court and sprint to the end line,
  • and then start again,
  • now laying down on the left side of the court, taking the ball there
  • and then do a shot on the left side of the court,
  • rebound and
  • put the ball on the right side of the court
  • and do the round again with the right side
  • and then lay up there again.
  • This exercise we repeat first round 3x, 15'' rest, 5x 30'' rest, 7x 45'' rest, 5x 30'' rest and finish again with 3x

End of exercise.

We keep on walking and don't walk. Rest period is provided between drills.


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