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IV. Basketball Unit

Health/Physical Education                                             Jeff Miele

 

K-8                                                                             

 

All grade levels:  Opening Exercises

 

      • Students enter the gym and go directly to their exercise spaces.
      • Various leg stretches
      • Warm-up activity – 45 sec. Timed relay run (cardiovascular endurance)

 

 

 

Activity:  Begin the Basketball unit

 

 

 

Objective:

 

·        To provide a sound background for the skills of basketball.

 

·        To learn the elements of catching, bouncing, passing and dribbling

 

·        To learn the basic rules of the game.

 

·        To review and reinforce skills previously learned

 

·        To make the student more confident in basketball handling skills

 

 

 

 

 

Goals:

 

§       To promote enjoyable regular physical activity.

 

§       To provide comprehensive physical fitness and activity assessments and reporting programs for students.

 

§       To develop affective, cognitive and behavioral components related to physical activity.

 

§       To have the student know that regular physical activity contributes to good health, function and well-being and is important throughout a person’s lifetime.

 

 

 

 

 

Week 1 – Skills 

 

Dribbling technique

 

                   Teacher explanation and demonstration

 

                   Students will demonstrate a series of ball control drills 

 

                     Health/P.E standard 10.3.3, 10.4.3, 10.3.6, 10.4.6

 

 

 

  • Dribble high
  • Dribble low
  • Dribble ball around the body without moving the feet
  • Left handed/right handed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity

 

  • Scooter Basketball
  • Students will dribble to the beat of the music Health/P.E standard 10.3.3, 10.4.3, 10.3.6, 10.4.6

 

 

 

 

 

Week 2 – Skills

 

            Dribbling

 

            Running and moving with the basketball

 

            Teacher explanation and demonstration

 

            Various drills

 

 

 

Stress

 

  • Fingertip control
  • Knees bent
  • Heads up
  • Eyes straight ahead
  • Fingers spread
  • Changing directions at the whistle signal

 

 

 

Activities:

 

  • Pin basketball
  • 2 point relay Health/P.E standard 10.3.3, 10.4.3, 10.3.6, 10.4.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 3 - Skills

 

  • Shooting
  • Set shot
  • Jump shot

 

 

 

Stress

 

  • Knees slightly bent
  • Same foot forward as the shooting hand
  • Use a wrist fingertip action

 

 

 

Activities:

 

  • Around The World
  • 5 point basketball Health/P.E standard 10.3.3, 10.4.3, 10.3.6, 10.4.6

 

 

 

 

 

Week 4 – Skills

 

·        Circuit training and skill evaluation

 

 

 

 

 

Activity:

 

Students will take part in a series of skill evaluation exercises.  Students will travel from station to station performing the skill at each station. Health/P.E standard 10.3.3, 10.4.3, 10.3.6, 10.4.6

 

 

 

Stations:

 

·        Timed obstacle dribble

 

·        Baskets per minute

 

·        Chest pass for distance and accuracy

 

·        Foul shooting

 

·        Dribbling

 

·        Lay –ups

 

 

 

Stress:

 

  • Importance of turn taking
  • Responsibility and respect will be modeled at all times
  • Class time is to be used effectively
  • Time on Task

 

 

 

 

 

Materials and resources needed for the unit:

 

 

 

  • Gym area
  • Stereo
  • CDs
  • Basketballs
  • Score sheets
  • Cones
  • Scooters

 

 

 

Evaluation:

 

Daily evaluations are made at the conclusion of each class period.

 

Scores are given for:

 

  • Participation
  • Sportspersonship
  • Cooperation
  • Attitude
  • Teamwork
  • Self-Responsibility

 

 

 

Adopt an Anchor

 

  • R3-6.B.2.   Interpretation and Analysis of Fictional and Nonfictional Text  Understand Literary Devices in Nonfictional Text

 

“Health News’ article

 

 

 

MC.1   Geometry

 

  • Analyze characteristics & properties of 2&3-dimensional geometric shapes & demonstrate understanding of geometric relationships.  

 

“Find A Shape/Make A Shape” in the gym