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Basketball Controlled Dribble

  • One basketball per player


-Equipment Link:

Basketball Controlled Dribble

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-Fundamental Movement Skills:

-Equipment List:

To not lose contact of your ball when dribbling

  • Manipulative Retain

  • Dribble

-Setting Up:

  • Players stand in a scattered formation inside a defined playing area.

  • Each player holds one basketball.


  • On the signal to begin all players begin dribbling their basketball and attempt to knock other players' balls away.

  • When a player stops dribbling, goes outside the playing area, or loses their ball they start a line outside the playing area.

  • When there are three players in line the first player rejoins the game.

  • Continue for a preset time and determine who did not lose their ball during the entire game.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Variation:

    • Use soccer balls and dribble with your feet, or ice hockey sticks and pucks...

  • Questions for understanding:

    • What are techniques helpful in losing possession of your ball.​

    • What are techniques helpful in getting other players to lose their balls.

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