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  • Any Size

  • Grades 1-2

  • Basketballs

  • Less Than 10 minutes

Development Goal

To provide an opportunity to practice the basic skills for traditional basketball.

Before You Start

  • Explain the rules of the game.
  • Demonstrate how a player moves to the next marker and shoots again after a successful shot.
  • Demonstrate how a player, after missing their shot, moves under the basket and rebounds the ball for the next player.
  • Ask the students to explain the game back to you.

Set Up

Place cones or chalk marks around the perimeter of the basketball key (area near the hoop).

How to Play

  • Line players up behind first cone/chalk mark.
  • The first player shoots from the first spot. If s/he makes the basket, s/he advances and shoots from the next spot. The same player continues around the markers until a basket is missed.
  • After this player misses, s/he rebounds the ball, passes it to the next player in line, and goes to the end of the line.
  • On each player's second, third, etc. turn, that player returns to the last place s/he attempted a basket and continues as before from that spot.
  • A player is finished when s/he has successfully made baskets all the way around the court. This player may begin again from the first spot.


Once a player makes it all the way around, they have to go backwards around the circuit.