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Basketball Lines

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Another way to incorporate basketball skills using a “Fitness Lines” format.

HOW TO PLAY
Students begin on six designated lines in the gym. Students do the activity at each line for 30-45 seconds and then move forward to the next line, taking their basketball with them.

Line 1 – Dribbling
Students start with one foot in front and dribble 10 times and then switch to the other foot and dribble 10 times. When the music stops, they move up to the next line.

Line 2 – Basketball Crunches
Students lie on their backs, bend their knees (curl-up position) and place the basketball between their knees. From this position, they do curl-ups/crunches while the music plays. When the music stops, they move up to the next line.

Line 3 – Defensive Slide
Students perform the defensive slide between two designated lines touching each line with their hands. When the music stops, they dribble to Line 2.

Line 4 – Basketball Taps
The student assumes the push-up position with both hands on the floor and the basketball on the floor between the student”™s hands. In this activity, the student taps the basketball back-and- forth by balancing on one hand and gently tapping the basketball with the free hand. The student alternates hands and continues this activity while the music plays. When the music stops, they move up to the next line.

Line 5 – Basketball Figure 8 Crunches
Students sit on the floor, lift their legs, and use their hands to move the ball between their legs to make a “Figure 8″ between their legs as the music plays. When the music stops, they move up to the next line.

Line 6 – “B.E.E.F.”
Students stand in their spot and practice their “BEEF” shooting technique, concentrating on proper shooting form ““ Balance – Elbow – Eyes – Extension – Follow Through! When the music stops, they jog to Line 1.

WOW (WORDS OF WISDOM)

  • Again, you can pre-record a CD that has 30-45 seconds of music, followed with a short section of no music that is long enough for the students in Line #6 to dribble to Line #1.
  • For music, our students like “Sweet Georgia Brown,” the traditional music for the Harlem Globetrotters.
  • For our older students, we continue the activity until the students have gone through each of the six lines twice.
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