There are many fun games for youth basketball players. These games can be used to motivate players while reinforcing proper fundamentals, encouraging healthy competition, and building conditioning. Games can be played as a reward for players. This reward can take place if players work hard during a tough practice or if they are able to meet a challenge presented by the coach. For example, everyone arriving to practice on time for a certain amount of weeks or by defeating a difficult opponent. These games can also be played during camps or clinics to incorporate players of different skill levels into the same activity. Another idea is to use these games during a practice that lands on the birthday of a player as a way to celebrate.