NAME OF ACTIVITY:
1-6 Basketball Goals, 2-12 Basketballs
Shooting, passing and rebounding
I Divide my class into teams of 6. If you have an odd number, this
is not a problem. Now, if you only have 1 or 2 goals, then you may
want to use this game as a station activity. But, for the sake of
explanation, I will explain the game using 4 goals, but remember, it will
work with 1 or 2.
Now there are a couple ways to do this game, but
here is the way that I like best. I place two different foul lines
at each goal. 1 close enough for any player in my class to have a
chance, and the other far enough away to be challenging to most
players. I assign the nearest mark a 1 pointer, and the farther line
to ba a 2 pointer.
After assigning each goal 6 players (a team), I
will have each team number their players 1-6 or whatever. Next I
have each make up a team name so that I can track the scores on a
blackboard, dry erase board or on paper. To start the game, I will
select numbers to make up the three positions for each team. Those
positions being: shooters, rebounders and score keepers. For example, the
first round will have players 1&2 shooting, 3&4 rebounding and
5&6 score keeping another team.
The object of the game is to score as many points
as possible, in a given time (30 sec. - 2 min.) period. Each round
will have the 2 shooters shooting from whichever line they wish, 2
rebounders getting the ball and passing it back to the shooters and 2
scorers watching a different team. After the end of the allotted
time, I will record the totals of that round. (NOTE: you could just
announce a winner for the round, or you could add up all the rounds at the
end of the game, or you could have round winners and an overall champion).
After the round, we will have students switch
positions. When each player has done each position 1 time, I will
change the numbers around in order to switch up pairs.
Shooters: Shoot from whichever line they desire.
Rebounders: rebound and get the balls to the
shooters as quickly as possible.
Scorers: Go to a different team and help
count the points as they are made.
HELPFUL HINTS: I like this game with more
than 1 shooter at a time as it does not single out 1 person, good or bad.
If you have an odd number, then just assign 2
numbers to 1 student from the smaller teams.
There are several ways to score this game:
the winner of a round gets a point, the winner of a round is the winner,
the highest point total at the end of the game is the winner, or any
combination of these.
& Lead Up/Tag