Year 3 Basketball Lesson 3

Learning Intentions

  1. Moving into defensive play
  2. Showing good defensive posture
  3. Use contact rules for defending
  4. Reinforce shoot, pass, dribble principle

Skill Development: Using defensive body position and running back.

Success Criteria

  1. I can show defensive body positioning
  2. I can use the contact rules when I defend
  3. I can recall the shoot, pass and dribble principle

Literacy and Numeracy Links

Can explain what posture is

N Discuss the size of the court and how this affects the game

Starter Activity

Toilet tag – Select 1 or 2 pupils to be taggers.  When a player is tagged they must become a toilet by squatting down with one arm in the air (try and maintain a 90 degree angle at knee with back straight, keep legs wide).  Players can be released by a free player coming and flushing the chain by putting their hand down.

This will help warm up the children’s legs and backs ready for the defensive posture later in the lesson.

Skill Development

Defensive posture and running back – Having good defensive posture is an important part of the defensive process in basketball.  The posture allows the player to move quickly in any direction and use their hands to defend.

If a defender is ‘beaten’ and the attacker gets passed them it is the job of the defender to run back and try to reclaim the ball and/or defend the net with the rest of the team.

Task: Put children into groups of 3.  The objective of the game is to practise the defensive posture and running back to defend and win the ball.

  • Player 1 is the attacker whose aim is to pass to their teammate on the baseline (simulating setting up for a shot).
  • The attacker will dribble past the defender who is prepared in a defensive stance.
  • The attacker, for the sake of this activity, will be allowed to dribble past the defender unopposed.
  • Once the attacker has passed, the defender must run back and try to win the ball back or knock away before the attacker can pass to their teammate on the baseline.
  • Play through 3 times then rotate the roles.

Extension:  The defender may attempt to stop the attacker getting passed them.

Activity

3 v 3 Game – The game is played 3 v 3 with one net, if you do not have a net, use a cone in a hoop as per lesson 1 and 2.  The attacking team start with the ball and should work together to advance towards the net.  Defenders should try and stop them by using good defensive posture and running back if an attacker gets the ball past them.

Rules

  1. Play always starts from the start line.
  2. When attackers score or knock the ball off the back line, the game turns over and the defenders become attackers and restart the game from the start line.
  3. If the defender makes deliberate contact, attackers get a free throw from the sideline in line with where the offense happened.
  4. If a defender knocks the ball off the sideline or backline, a sideline ball is awarded to the attackers in line with where it went off.
  5. If a defender intercepts the ball, play stops, attackers and defenders swap roles and restart from the start line.

Extension: If groups seem confident with the principle of the game, you can keep the flow of the game going without having to restart.  If a defender intercepts the ball, instead of stopping, the team can work the ball back to the halfway line by dribbling and passing and then advance forward to shoot.

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Teaching Points

Defensive Stance

  1. Low and wide base with feet pointing forward and slightly
  2. Knees bent bring the body low – this aids in a quick change of direction
  3. Weight on the balls of your feet
  4. Chest up and head up with back flat (think air squat!)
  5. Hands out wide ready to take on your opponent.                                                                          

Key Questions

  1. What is the purpose of good defensive posture?
  2. Why should we run back if the attacker beats us?
  3. Can you explain 2 of the rules you learned today and suggest other sports that have similar rules?

Year 3 Basketball Lesson 3

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Learning Intentions

  1. Moving into defensive play
  2. Showing good defensive posture
  3. Use contact rules for defending
  4. Reinforce shoot, pass, dribble principle

Skill Development: Using defensive body position and running back.

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Success Criteria

  1. I can show defensive body positioning
  2. I can use the contact rules when I defend
  3. I can recall the shoot, pass and dribble principle
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Literacy and Numeracy Links

Can explain what posture is

N Discuss the size of the court and how this affects the game

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Resources

Year 3 Basketball Lesson 3

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Starter Activity

Toilet tag – Select 1 or 2 pupils to be taggers.  When a player is tagged they must become a toilet by squatting down with one arm in the air (try and maintain a 90 degree angle at knee with back straight, keep legs wide).  Players can be released by a free player coming and flushing the chain by putting their hand down.

This will help warm up the children’s legs and backs ready for the defensive posture later in the lesson.

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Skill Development

Defensive posture and running back – Having good defensive posture is an important part of the defensive process in basketball.  The posture allows the player to move quickly in any direction and use their hands to defend.

If a defender is ‘beaten’ and the attacker gets passed them it is the job of the defender to run back and try to reclaim the ball and/or defend the net with the rest of the team.

Task: Put children into groups of 3.  The objective of the game is to practise the defensive posture and running back to defend and win the ball.

  • Player 1 is the attacker whose aim is to pass to their teammate on the baseline (simulating setting up for a shot).
  • The attacker will dribble past the defender who is prepared in a defensive stance.
  • The attacker, for the sake of this activity, will be allowed to dribble past the defender unopposed.
  • Once the attacker has passed, the defender must run back and try to win the ball back or knock away before the attacker can pass to their teammate on the baseline.
  • Play through 3 times then rotate the roles.

Extension:  The defender may attempt to stop the attacker getting passed them.

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Activity

3 v 3 Game – The game is played 3 v 3 with one net, if you do not have a net, use a cone in a hoop as per lesson 1 and 2.  The attacking team start with the ball and should work together to advance towards the net.  Defenders should try and stop them by using good defensive posture and running back if an attacker gets the ball past them.

Rules

  1. Play always starts from the start line.
  2. When attackers score or knock the ball off the back line, the game turns over and the defenders become attackers and restart the game from the start line.
  3. If the defender makes deliberate contact, attackers get a free throw from the sideline in line with where the offense happened.
  4. If a defender knocks the ball off the sideline or backline, a sideline ball is awarded to the attackers in line with where it went off.
  5. If a defender intercepts the ball, play stops, attackers and defenders swap roles and restart from the start line.

Extension: If groups seem confident with the principle of the game, you can keep the flow of the game going without having to restart.  If a defender intercepts the ball, instead of stopping, the team can work the ball back to the halfway line by dribbling and passing and then advance forward to shoot.

User Information

School Name:
Postcode:

Teaching Points

Defensive Stance

  1. Low and wide base with feet pointing forward and slightly
  2. Knees bent bring the body low – this aids in a quick change of direction
  3. Weight on the balls of your feet
  4. Chest up and head up with back flat (think air squat!)
  5. Hands out wide ready to take on your opponent.                                                                          

Key Questions

  1. What is the purpose of good defensive posture?
  2. Why should we run back if the attacker beats us?
  3. Can you explain 2 of the rules you learned today and suggest other sports that have similar rules?