Modified Basketball

Modified Basketball

Modified Basketball

Age: 
5-8 years, 8+ years
Participants: 
4 - 10
Time: 
10 Minutes
Setting: 
School
Basketballs (x1), Basketball goals or hoops (x1), Bibs
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Skills

Set Up:

  • Divide children into two teams
  • Mark out a court with cones (if not already marked)
  • Use a small basketball ring for a goal or set out two hoops if you don’t have a ring

Description:

Each player is allowed 3 bounces and then must pass.

Use a small basketball ring for a goal or a child standing in a hoop who has to catch the ball in order for it to be a goal (rotate goal people).

Variations:

  • Add in additional balls
  • Change the rules – you must pass to everyone on the team before you can attempt a goal
  • No bouncing only passing
  • Vary the number of bounces allowed
  • Two balls

Teaching Points:

Catching

  • Watch the ball
  • Soft fingers, big hands
  • Thumbs together and up (butterfly hands) for balls above waist and fingers pointing down (wriggly worms) for balls below waist
  • Reach out for the ball and catch with two hands

Dribbling

  • Push the ball down when dribbling
  • Keep the ball in front and to the side
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