SKILL FOCUS

Passing

GROUP SIZE

6 - 8

EQUIPMENT

Markers, Balls

PURPOSE

The object is for the dodgers to dribble around the playing area and avoid getting tagged (with the ball) by the taggers

HOW IT WORKS


Split groups in two teams (4-5 students per team)

One team is the taggers, the other is the dodgers. The dodgers each get a ball and the taggers get one ball to share between them

The aim of the game is for the dodgers to dribble around the playing area and avoid getting tagged (with the ball) by the taggers 

Taggers can only pass the ball (no dribbling), but they can move without the ball

Taggers can only tag with the ball in hand, not by throwing it at the dribblers

Play to 3 ‘tags’ and then switch

MODIFY IT


Play with larger groups e.g the whole class and designated half as dodgers and the other half as taggers

Increase or decrease the playing area, depending on student numbers

Add more basketballs

Allow dodgers to dribble 5 times before tagging or passing

ASK STUDENTS


How can making accurate passes help in this game? 

Why are quick passes important?

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