Year 3 Basketball Lesson 4

Learning Intentions

  1. Create opportunities to shoot
  2. Use two hands to play basketball shot
  3. Assist teammates in a game to shoot

Skill Development: Basic two-handed shot.

Success Criteria

  1. I can find ways to shoot
  2. I can use both my hands to help me shoot
  3. I can assist my team to score

National Curriculum Links

Play in a competitive game.

Develop and use attacking tactics as a team.

Literacy and Numeracy Links

L Explain the use of both hands when shooting

N Explain the word consecutive in reference to number

Starter Activity

On the move around the world – Children should form a circle of groups of approximately 6. Each group will need one ball between them in the circle they should pass the ball to another member of the group and then follow their pass. Children should try to keep the ball moving and try not to drop it. Children should practise chest pass from lesson 2 for this distance; they can also attempt a bounce pass to each other.

Extension: 1) Increase the size of the circle to increase the distance of the throw.  2) Pass and run around the outside, while the player is running around the outside the remaining players continue to pass amongst themselves, when the running player returns, the person with the ball then passes and runs around and so on.

Skill Development

Basic two-handed shot – Walk around area avoiding others.  Practice dribbling on both hands to ensure they know which is their dominant hand.

10 Point Shots – Split the class into as many groups as there are nets, you could improvise with a netball net.  However, ensure all children get to practise with a basketball net.  Set up 10 cones around each net as per the diagram.  Set the net to a height you feel is appropriate for your pupils’ ability. Each child starts on cone 1 when they have made a successful shot, they can move to cone 2 and so on.

Challenge: Try and get 2 or more consecutive nets before moving on to the next cone.

Development: Only need to hit the rim of the net and not score to move on.

Activity

3 v 3 Half Court, Conditioned Game – The game is played 3 v 3 with one net.

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 the attacker gets the ball past them.

Condition: Each time the team attacks they must ensure they assist others to make a shot, if in their first attack player A shoots or scores, during their next attack the team should assist player B to make a shot.

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 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 half way line by dribbling and passing and then advance forward to shoot.

User Information / School Name: / Postcode:
User Information / School Name: / Postcode:

Teaching Points

Basic two-handed shot

  1. Weight distributed evenly on both feet under hips.
  2. Knees slightly bent, power comes from the legs.
  3. Hold with two hands, the shooting (dominant) hand is underneath with the support hand to the side.
  4. The arm of the shooting hand should be roughly 90 degrees.
  5. Shoulders facing square on to the basket.
  6. Eyes should be focused on the net.
  7. Push up from feet through and straighten legs to create the power for the shot.
  8. The hands guide the follow up and forward, the ball should flick off the shooting hands finger tips to create more power.

Key Questions

  1. How do we create power in the two-handed shot?
  2. Why is it important that everyone in your team can shoot well?
  3. How did you assist your team to shoot? What could you improve next time?

Year 3 Basketball Lesson 4

Chevron Icon

Learning Intentions

  1. Create opportunities to shoot
  2. Use two hands to play basketball shot
  3. Assist teammates in a game to shoot

Skill Development: Basic two-handed shot.

Chevron Icon

Success Criteria

  1. I can find ways to shoot
  2. I can use both my hands to help me shoot
  3. I can assist my team to score
Chevron Icon

National Curriculum Links

Play in a competitive game.

Develop and use attacking tactics as a team.

Chevron Icon

Literacy and Numeracy Links

L Explain the use of both hands when shooting

N Explain the word consecutive in reference to number

Chevron Icon

Resources

Chevron Icon

Videos

Year 3 Basketball Lesson 4

Chevron Icon

Starter Activity

On the move around the world – Children should form a circle of groups of approximately 6. Each group will need one ball between them in the circle they should pass the ball to another member of the group and then follow their pass. Children should try to keep the ball moving and try not to drop it. Children should practise chest pass from lesson 2 for this distance; they can also attempt a bounce pass to each other.

Extension: 1) Increase the size of the circle to increase the distance of the throw.  2) Pass and run around the outside, while the player is running around the outside the remaining players continue to pass amongst themselves, when the running player returns, the person with the ball then passes and runs around and so on.

Chevron Icon

Skill Development

Basic two-handed shot – Walk around area avoiding others.  Practice dribbling on both hands to ensure they know which is their dominant hand.

10 Point Shots – Split the class into as many groups as there are nets, you could improvise with a netball net.  However, ensure all children get to practise with a basketball net.  Set up 10 cones around each net as per the diagram.  Set the net to a height you feel is appropriate for your pupils’ ability. Each child starts on cone 1 when they have made a successful shot, they can move to cone 2 and so on.

Challenge: Try and get 2 or more consecutive nets before moving on to the next cone.

Development: Only need to hit the rim of the net and not score to move on.

Chevron Icon

Activity

3 v 3 Half Court, Conditioned Game – The game is played 3 v 3 with one net.

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 the attacker gets the ball past them.

Condition: Each time the team attacks they must ensure they assist others to make a shot, if in their first attack player A shoots or scores, during their next attack the team should assist player B to make a shot.

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 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 half way line by dribbling and passing and then advance forward to shoot.

User Information

School Name:
Postcode:

Teaching Points

Basic two-handed shot

  1. Weight distributed evenly on both feet under hips.
  2. Knees slightly bent, power comes from the legs.
  3. Hold with two hands, the shooting (dominant) hand is underneath with the support hand to the side.
  4. The arm of the shooting hand should be roughly 90 degrees.
  5. Shoulders facing square on to the basket.
  6. Eyes should be focused on the net.
  7. Push up from feet through and straighten legs to create the power for the shot.
  8. The hands guide the follow up and forward, the ball should flick off the shooting hands finger tips to create more power.


Key Questions

  1. How do we create power in the two-handed shot?
  2. Why is it important that everyone in your team can shoot well?
  3. How did you assist your team to shoot? What could you improve next time?