This is a game I like to play with the kids to improve their awareness of their immediate surroundings and dribbling skills while being able to copy/mimic movements of other players. If they don’t keep their head up, they may bump into the head of the snake!
Divide the players into groups of 3 (or 4 if necessary). Have players spaced out in the gym, lined up one behind the other in their group with two balls per group. First player is the “head” (without a ball) and acts as the leader. Second player is the “body” (with a ball) and follows the leader, while dribbling. Third player is the “tail” (with a ball) and follows the first two players.
|KEY TEACHING POINTS||
|SKILL FOCUS||Movement, Balance, Coordination|
|AGE (STAGE)||6-9 (FUNdamentals)|
|EQUIPMENT||Basketballs (See phases)|