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Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8

  • Scatter the basketballs on the gym floor and have the students stand next to a basketball. On the “go” signal, each student will pick up a basketball and dribble it two times, leave it, move to another ball and dribble it two times. The object is to keep all of the basketballs moving until the stop signal. To add a challenge, the teacher can point to a stationary basketball and start counting out loud. If he/she counts to three before a student dribbles the ball, the teacher gets a point. If the teacher scores three points by the end of the time period, the teacher wins that round. When they have become comfortable with dribbling, add the following:
    • Dribble three times and move to another ball.
    • Dribble with the non-dominant hand.
    • Do cross-over dribbles.
  • Do patterns: one dribble, two dribbles, three dribbles then back to one dribble, then two, then three, etc.

SHAPE Grade level Outcomes:


Dribbles and travels in general space at slow to moderate jogging speed, with control of ball and body. (S1.E17.3)