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!
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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. Continue reading “Game: Dog, Cat, Chicken”
This is a great shooting game that players can play outside of practice while giving the players a goal to reach in a friendly competition.
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A good twist to a popular game without the dangers of the original one, newspaper dodge-ball helps to work on the kids dribbling abilities while keeping them moving, active and engaged.
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This game works on both dribbling and shooting, introducing how to make shots in a pressured situation while providing a fun and competitive game to go along with it.
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Deny the Touchdown is a great game to incorporate another sport to teach the skill of passing in basketball. The game helps to work on when to pass at the right time, how to cut and get open without the ball and learning how to deny passes on defense. Continue reading “Game: Deny the Touchdown”