Activity: Champion Ball
2nd-5th
Grade Level(s):
Content Objective
Students will gain confidence through
repeated practice of dribbling and
shooting skills during this
abbreviated game of Knock Out.
Safety Considerations
Balls hitting kids in line—
designate an area to wait and
practice dribbling
Have the baskets spread out
evenly to allow for missed
shots.
Key Vocabulary
Balance
Elbow
Eyes on Target
Follow Through
Backboard
Rotation
Unit: Basketball
Standards Addressed
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Movement, Competence & Understanding
Physical & Personal Wellness
Emotional & Social Wellness
Prevention & Risk Management
Time to Complete Activity: 20-25 mins.
Language Objective
In Champion Ball, players will follow a
routine of dribbling, shooting,
rebounding and using the backboard
during the course of play.
Description of Activity
In the game of Champion Ball, the class is divided into 4 baskets. With each player having a
ball, the first two players start of facing each other, around 8-10 ft. from the basket. The
rest of the small group waits to the side or behind the two players.
The first two players face each other, dribble the ball 3 times with their strong hand, tap
the balls together and then shoot at the hoop. The first player to make a basket wins. The
winning player plays again while the other player returns to the back of the line. The
winning player faces another opponent (same routine) and tries to win a total of 3 games
in a row. If a player wins 3 in a row, they move to the 5th basket, or empty basket, where
they wait to challenge other basket winners.
Materials
4-5 baskets of varying
height
1 basketball per student
At the Champion basket, if you win, you stay. If you lose, you leave and return to your
original basket and start again, trying to win 3 in a row.
Important/Relevant
Questions
Why is the backboard part
of the hoop?
How often do you use it?
Why is it important to
your shooting?
Why is it important to
keep playing, even if you
miss your first shot?
Assessment Tool
Checklist
Exit Slip
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Peer Assessment
Post-Test
Pre-Test
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Rubric
Self Assessment
Skills Test
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Teacher Obser.
Written
Diagram
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