Dot Shooting


Dot Shooting

State Standard: 1, 2, & 4

Equipment: Several basketballs, basketball hoops, cones, poly spots, & hula-hoops Grade: 2-5
Purpose of Event: Dribbling a basketball while attempting a shot.
Time: 20-25 minutes

Organization:  Divide the class into 4 teams (relay style) and have them line up outside the three point line at each basketball hoop (my gym has four hoops). Give each team one basketball. Place several poly spots (I used six) around the inside of the perimeter to mark the spots where students shoot from. 

Dot Shooting: On the signal, the first player in each line will dribble their basketball to a poly spot “dots” and attempt a shot (using the proper progression as much as possible). If the player makes their shot from the specific dot they pick-up it up and place it in their teams hula-hoop (holder for poly spots). The next player in line then attempts their shot from another dot (once receiving the pass from the first player). However, if this player misses their shot they do NOT pick up their dot and return the pass the next player. The goal is for each team to collect all their dots before the other teams by making their shots from each dot. Once a team has collect all their dots that team wins. If there is time we start another round.

Variations: For older students; move the poly spots outside the perimeter or three point line for tougher shots. May have to move spots in closer and lower the hoops for the younger students.

Concerns: Move safely around the gym. Make sure students are taking turns and staying in their order in their lines!!
This idea is from: Seen it many places.


About mrkirsch

Greetings from Garfield Elementary School! My name is Dan Kirsch. I teach Physical Education for students in grades K-5! Please read about what students are learning within our Physical Education program at Garfield!!

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