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4+
kids
K-6
grade
10
fives
10+
min.
  • Development Goals: To develop teamwork, hand-eye coordination, and depth perception.
  • Skills: Dribbling, passing, and shooting a basketball.

Ready...

Equipment: 4 Cones, 20-25 Polyspots (as many as there are available), 4 basketballs, 1 basketball hoop

Set Up:

  • Can be played outside or in a gym.
  • Set up the cones in a row at about half court on a basketball court.
  • If two hoops are available and space permits it, two games can play simultaneously.
  • Scatter the polyspots all around in front of the basketball hoop.

Before You Start:

  • Divide players into four teams
  • Have teams line up behind a cone, facing the basketball hoop.

SET...

How to Play:

  • One player at a time from each team will dribble to a polyspot to stand on and shoot the ball.
  • If the player makes the shot, s/he picks up the polyspot and retrieves the ball. S/he then gets to bring the polyspot back to his/her team and passes the ball to the next player standing in line, who then dribbles to his/her own spot to shoot from.
  • If the player misses the shot s/he gets the ball and passes it to the next player on his/her team.
  • Play continues in this manner until all of the spots are claimed or time runs out.

GO!

Variation(s):

  • Adjust the size and number of teams depending on the size of group.
  • Allow students to take a second shot if they miss.
  • This game can be modified to most any sport: Soccer--shoot from a spot into the soccer goal, Volleyball--serve the ball over the net from a spot

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