Deny the Touchdown is a great game to incorporate another sport to teach the skill of passing in basketball. The game helps to work on when to pass at the right time, how to cut and get open without the ball and learning how to deny passes on defense.
Set-up requires 8 cones and a basketball. Mark clear boundaries and end-zones, creating a “football field” playing area. Set-up multiple play areas (depending on numbers and available space). Divide players into teams of 3-4, assigning 3 (or more) teams to each playing area. One team starts on offense at their own end-zone, with another starting on defense. Additional teams will wait off the court, and will rotate in throughout the drill.
|SKILL FOCUS||Passing, Footwork, Defense, Offense|
|AGE (STAGE)||6+ (FUNdamentals, L2T)|
|EQUIPMENT||Basketball and Cones|