Dog, cat, chicken…oh my! The name of the game may sound like a riddle, but there is nothing puzzling about how this game is played. It is a good twist on the traditional “Octopus” game with the goal in helping the youth learn fundamental movement skills and to focus on agility, speed while increasing their heart rate before they jump into basketball activities.
Have all of the players line up beside one another along the end line of the gym. Place one player in the middle of the gym as the “Wolf”. Ask every other player to decide in their own mind and without telling anyone else, if they are a dog, a cat, or a chicken. Whatever animal they pick, they must stay that animal for the duration of the game, unless they get tagged by the Wolf.
|SKILL FOCUS||Movement, Balance, Coordination, Agility|
|AGE (STAGE)||6-9 (FUNdamentals)|
|EQUIPMENT||SNYB Reversible Jersey and Basketballs|
|KEY TEACHING POINTS||