Year 3 Basketball Lesson 5

Learning Intentions

  1. Practise the techniques for a jump ball
  2. Use a jump ball to start a game

Skill Development: Jump ball.

Success Criteria

  1. I can start a game with a jump ball
  2. I can explain the rules for a jump ball
  3. I can act as referee for a jump ball to start a game

National Curriculum Links

Play in a competitive game.

Develop and use basic basketball tactics.

Literacy and Numeracy Links

L Explain the double dribble violation

N Explian what game quarters are

Starter Activity

Head, shoulders, knees and ball – Pair children up with one basketball and one cone, label each pupil either A or B.  Balance the ball on the cone and players should stand a step back from the cone, as per diagram.

The teacher should call out a body part, e.g. Head, and both players should touch their head.  When the teacher calls ‘ball’, the first player to grab the ball is the winner.  Once players have played their partners once or twice, A’s should stay on their cone with the ball and B’s should find another person to play against and repeat.

Extension: 1) Players have their back to the ball so they must turn to grab it. 2) Play in groups of three. 3) Increase the challenge of the instructions- 3 star jumps etc.

Skill Development

Jump Ball – A jump ball begins the game midcourt, where the referee tosses the ball into the air for the two opposing players to attempt to gain possession.  The opposing players should jump and try and tip the ball to their waiting teammates.

Rules of the jump ball

  1. Teammates must wait outside the midcourt circle (feet should not touch the line).
  2. Teammates may not come into the centre circle until one of the jump ball players has touched the ball.
  3. If players run in too soon the ball ‘turns over’ and the opposition win possession.
  4. The player that tips the jump ball may not then grab and hold it immediately after, if this happens it is a ‘turn over’ to the other side. They may however, tip or tap it one handed to one of their players.

Task: Set the pupils into groups of 3 to practice Jump Balls.  One player acting as the referee will throw the ball up and the other players will attempt to tip the ball first.

  1. The thrower should throw the ball directly above the jumpers’ heads at a height that requires them to jump
  2. The ball should be thrown in the centre of the two players, use a cone to mark the centre
  3. Repeat 3 times (successfully) and then rotate players through the roles

Note: It may take the referee a few attempts to get an appropriate height for the ball – if players are struggling, take a step back, give each player a ball and practise 2 handed throws into the air, then go back to the task.

Activity

4 v 4 Game – Using the jump ball to start the game.  Each game will consist of four, 1-2-minute quarters (depending on the length of the lesson) so a game may be 4 minutes in length.  Each new quarter will start with a jump ball.  Use a whistle to tell the pupils when each ¼ is finished.  The same two children should perform the jump ball for the entire game, play 4 games, each game change the player for the jump ball.  To avoid confusion teams will remain shooting the same way for the entire activity.

If possible, as the teacher, act as referee starting each game by throwing the ball then moving quickly to the next court.  If you have too many teams, the players can choose one person to be referee for the jump ball who then reverts quickly back to a player.

Restarting a game after a basket has been scored – Allow children some freedom to restart the game in a way that feels natural to them if they can agree upon it.  If this causes issues use the correct rule; the game is restarted by the conceding team on their back line.

Rules:

  1. If the defender makes deliberate contact, attacker get free throw from sideline in line with where the offense happened.
  2. 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.
  3. Each ¼ restarts in the centre with a jump ball, alternating teams restart the game

See diagram of how to set players up for the tip off, before starting to ensure teams’ know which direction they are shooting.  They can often become confused.  This is because the players stand in their defensive half to tip the ball and often tip the ball backwards to their player, which can confuse new players to which direction they should shoot.  This improves with practise and regular reinforcement.

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Teaching Points

Jump Ball

  1. Assume a ready position
  2. Knees bent, feet shoulder-width apart
  3. Dominant hand should be ready held at waist/chest height
  4. Eyes on the referee ready for when the ball is released
  5. Once the ball has been thrown keep eyes on it
  6. Jump and extend the arm with an open hand
  7. When contact is made knock to waiting teammate

Key Questions

  1. How do you start a new game?
  2. What ways did you restart the game after a basket was scored?
  3. As the referee when throwing in the ball what things did you have to consider? (the players height, where to position yourself, who threw the ball previously)

Year 3 Basketball Lesson 5

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Learning Intentions

  1. Practise the techniques for a jump ball
  2. Use a jump ball to start a game

Skill Development: Jump ball.

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Success Criteria

  1. I can start a game with a jump ball
  2. I can explain the rules for a jump ball
  3. I can act as referee for a jump ball to start a game
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National Curriculum Links

Play in a competitive game.

Develop and use basic basketball tactics.

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Literacy and Numeracy Links

L Explain the double dribble violation

N Explian what game quarters are

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Year 3 Basketball Lesson 5

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Starter Activity

Head, shoulders, knees and ball – Pair children up with one basketball and one cone, label each pupil either A or B.  Balance the ball on the cone and players should stand a step back from the cone, as per diagram.

The teacher should call out a body part, e.g. Head, and both players should touch their head.  When the teacher calls ‘ball’, the first player to grab the ball is the winner.  Once players have played their partners once or twice, A’s should stay on their cone with the ball and B’s should find another person to play against and repeat.

Extension: 1) Players have their back to the ball so they must turn to grab it. 2) Play in groups of three. 3) Increase the challenge of the instructions- 3 star jumps etc.

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Skill Development

Jump Ball – A jump ball begins the game midcourt, where the referee tosses the ball into the air for the two opposing players to attempt to gain possession.  The opposing players should jump and try and tip the ball to their waiting teammates.

Rules of the jump ball

  1. Teammates must wait outside the midcourt circle (feet should not touch the line).
  2. Teammates may not come into the centre circle until one of the jump ball players has touched the ball.
  3. If players run in too soon the ball ‘turns over’ and the opposition win possession.
  4. The player that tips the jump ball may not then grab and hold it immediately after, if this happens it is a ‘turn over’ to the other side. They may however, tip or tap it one handed to one of their players.

Task: Set the pupils into groups of 3 to practice Jump Balls.  One player acting as the referee will throw the ball up and the other players will attempt to tip the ball first.

  1. The thrower should throw the ball directly above the jumpers’ heads at a height that requires them to jump
  2. The ball should be thrown in the centre of the two players, use a cone to mark the centre
  3. Repeat 3 times (successfully) and then rotate players through the roles

Note: It may take the referee a few attempts to get an appropriate height for the ball – if players are struggling, take a step back, give each player a ball and practise 2 handed throws into the air, then go back to the task.

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Activity

4 v 4 Game – Using the jump ball to start the game.  Each game will consist of four, 1-2-minute quarters (depending on the length of the lesson) so a game may be 4 minutes in length.  Each new quarter will start with a jump ball.  Use a whistle to tell the pupils when each ¼ is finished.  The same two children should perform the jump ball for the entire game, play 4 games, each game change the player for the jump ball.  To avoid confusion teams will remain shooting the same way for the entire activity.

If possible, as the teacher, act as referee starting each game by throwing the ball then moving quickly to the next court.  If you have too many teams, the players can choose one person to be referee for the jump ball who then reverts quickly back to a player.

Restarting a game after a basket has been scored – Allow children some freedom to restart the game in a way that feels natural to them if they can agree upon it.  If this causes issues use the correct rule; the game is restarted by the conceding team on their back line.

Rules:

  1. If the defender makes deliberate contact, attacker get free throw from sideline in line with where the offense happened.
  2. 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.
  3. Each ¼ restarts in the centre with a jump ball, alternating teams restart the game

See diagram of how to set players up for the tip off, before starting to ensure teams’ know which direction they are shooting.  They can often become confused.  This is because the players stand in their defensive half to tip the ball and often tip the ball backwards to their player, which can confuse new players to which direction they should shoot.  This improves with practise and regular reinforcement.

User Information

School Name:
Postcode:

Teaching Points

Jump Ball

  1. Assume a ready position
  2. Knees bent, feet shoulder-width apart
  3. Dominant hand should be ready held at waist/chest height
  4. Eyes on the referee ready for when the ball is released
  5. Once the ball has been thrown keep eyes on it
  6. Jump and extend the arm with an open hand
  7. When contact is made knock to waiting teammate

Key Questions

  1. How do you start a new game?
  2. What ways did you restart the game after a basket was scored?
  3. As the referee when throwing in the ball what things did you have to consider? (the players height, where to position yourself, who threw the ball previously)