Basketball

  • Objective: Students will understand and be able to demonstrate the rules and skills needed for an organized basketball game. The skills will include: dribbling, shooting, passing, lay-ups, and game play.

    Assessment: Peer skill rubric and a written quiz.

    Lesson breakdown:
    - Lesson 1: Drbbling and Shooting
    - Lesson 2: Passing, Lay-ups, Steal the Bacon (using key terms like jump ball, types of fouls)
    - Lesson 3-5: Reviewing all skills, Rules, Half Court games on small teams (written quiz on last day)
     
     
    About/History of Basketball:
     
    - Basketball was invented in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts by Dr. Naismith. It was actually at Springfield College (where Miss Goodman, Mrs. Hendry and Miss Warren all went to college).
     
    - At first, a peach basket was used instead of a rim and net. A ladder was used to get the ball out after each basket was scored. This is why it is called "basket"ball.
     
    - The game was very slow paced. There was no dribbling in the game until the 1950's. The ball was a different size and shape. Originally played with a scooer ball. Ball was oval shaped and dark brown so it was also hard to see.
     
    - Professional sport with the NBA for the men (National Basketball Association) and the WNBS for the women (Women's National Basketball Association). 
     
     
    Basketball Skill Cues and Definitions

    Skills/Cues:

    Dribbling- “FEW”
              F = Finger pads
              E = Eyes up
              W = Waist high

     3 things that are illegal to do will dribbling…
    - Travel: taking steps while holding the basketball without dribbling or up and down (lifting pivot foot off ground).

    - Double-dribble: dribbling the ball with 2 hands at the same time OR dribbling, stopping, then dribbling again.

    - Carry: hand under ball as you dribble

    Shooting- “BEEF”
              B = Balance
              E = Elbow
              E = Eyes
              F = Follow Through

    Passing
    - Chest Pass: 2 hands, step with dominant foot, ball leaves from chest and goes towards the chest of teammate, follow through with thumbs to target

    - Overhead Pass: 2 hands, step with dominant foot, ball leaves from above your head and goes towards the chest of teammate, follow through with thumbs pointing up

    - Bounce Pass: 2 hands, step with dominant foot, ball leaves from chest and bounces ¾ of the way to teammate, 1 bounce, follow through with thumbs to ground

     

    Definitions:

    Foul:
    - On the Floor Foul: while dribbling or moving on the court, a defensive player touches or drives into the offensive player (take it out of bounds).

    - Shooting Foul: when a defensive player hits you on the arm while shooting (if you make the basket, 1 foul shot; if you miss the basket then 2 foul shots).

    Jump Ball: when two players from opposite teams are struggling with the ball for possession for a few seconds then it is a jump ball. Alternate possession based who won the tip off/jump ball at the start of the game.

    Jump Stop: when dribbling on the move, plant two feet to bring your body to a halt.

    Triple Threat: After receiving a pass or picking up a loose ball, hold ball on dominant hip and you have 3 options- pass, shoot, or dribble.

    Boxing Out: gaining position to get a rebound

    Rebounding: getting the ball after a missed shot
    - Offensive Rebound: keep shooting
    - Defensive Rebound: gain possession, jump stop/triple threat, clear the ball