Purpose: To have players realize the importance of the score no matter how many distractions mid-game play creates. The physical presence of those points in the form of bright orange cones, books, coins, etc. creates a more immediate and tangible loss or gain of points.
How it Works: Two full teams take the court. Each team has "points", these can be orange cones, books, or any prop you have handy on their respective sidelines, and in this drill, these signify the score. Whichever team wins the first point receives a free ball. If they win the free ball rally, they get one of the other team’s "points" (which is retrieved by one of the winning team members). If they don’t win the free ball, that point is a wash. The team who has no cones left loses. You can make the drill easier or harder by adding more "points" to each side, just make sure before you start the game, the points are even.
Variations: You can make the drill harder for one side by placing more of the "points" on one side or the other at the beginning of the game. Example: Your first string players start with 3 cones and your second string starts with 5 to have an advantage.
Requirements: 12 players, "point" props, a cart of balls and a full court