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 x x 1. 2. 3. 4. 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 x Peer Assessment Post-Test Pre-Test x Rubric Self Assessment Skills Test x Teacher Obser. Written Diagram Please click on the video link on the blog for a video diagram and description.