DRILLS FOR BALANCE
Materials: 1 ball per person
- Throw the ball high and turn around (count the number of times the player manages to turn around underneath the ball).
- Dribble jumping on one foot (standing still and moving).
- Roll on feet without losing balance.
- Walk on tip-toes, on heels.
- Standing still, hold the ball, legs apart: jump, turn around completely and land in the same position (in one direction and then the other).
- Dribble with eyes closed.
- Jump on and off a bench without losing balance.
- Run around the court and stop immediately on a signal.
- The same game-drill, dribbling.
- Run around the court, stop on a signal, jump high and turn around, then start to run again.
- Reverse walking.
- Reverse walking on a bench, walk forwards.
- Same game-drills dribbling.
- Dribble around the court, at the signal roll on the ground, stand up, grasp the ball and start to dribble again.
- Roll the ball forwards, somersault on a carpet, grasp the ball again and dribble or shoot or pass.
- Walk on a bench, catch a ball thrown by a teammate and pass it back immediately.
- Dribble in the court and on a signal stop, standing on one foot.
- Dribble, around, inside a circle made by the coach.
- Shoot at a basket from an unbalanced position.
COACHING KEY POINTS
- Encourage the players to challenge themselves by increasing speed once they master the various drills
- Take the eyes off the ball and use the fingertips when handling the ball (not relevant for all drills)
SPORTS SKILLS OUTCOME
- Improved coordination skills
- Improved ball handling skills
LIFE SKILLS OUTCOME
- Self-awareness will increase, as the players become more familiar with physical limits and strengths in terms of speed, agility, and endurance.
- Ability to work as a team is improved.