This drill teaches players to put a body on their opponent and to move their feet to get position. The players have a lot of fun with this one and it takes just a few minutes to complete.
Pair players up by size or position. For each set of two you will need one ball. Place the ball on the floor and let Player 1 stand three feet away, facing the ball. Player 2 stands directly behind Player 1 and also faces the ball. On the coaches whistle, Player 2 tries to touch the ball within 10 seconds. Player 1 must prevent Player 2 from touching the ball by keeping his body in front of Player 2.
Make sure Player 1 slides his feet and keeps body contact with Player 2. Also, players will try to cheat by diving for the ball, so stress that they must be standing up when they touch the ball.
After the first try, let Player 2 be the one on the inside who has to block out. You can switch back and forth for as many reps as you want.
This basketball drill is licensed under a Creative Commons License. This drill is from Pål Degerstrøm at www.degerstrom.com/basketball.