• All Grades – Half Court Basketball Games – P.I.G.

    Physical Education

    Overview: For any student with access to a basketball net, outside or inside!

    Modification - If you do not have a basketball net, make one using a box or a bucket.  You can place it on a table, dresser, or hang from a door! Any small sized ball will work!

    Estimated Time: 

    10-15 minutes to 1 hour

    Explanation of Each Game: 


    Choosing Order

    One of the most important rules in playing a game of Pig is establishing what order players will shoot in. This order will continue for the rest of the game.

    Beginning Play

    Play begins by the first person shooting the basketball from anywhere on the court. If the shot is missed, the next person takes a shot from any spot on the court as well. This continues until a shot is made. Once a shot is made, that person becomes the “first” person in order.

    Matching Shots

    Once a shot is made, all other players must attempt that shot in order. For instance, if four people are playing and the third person was the first to make a shot, the fourth person must then shoot, followed by the first and second person. Players must attempt the shot from the same spot on the court as the original made shot.

    Missing Shots

    Any players who miss a shot that must be matched earn the letter “P.” Players who have already earned the first letter and miss a matched shot again earn the letter “I” and so on until a player accumulates all the letters in the word “Pig” and are thus eliminated. Play continues until only one player remains, who is declared the winner.

    Alternative Rules

    Participants can decide on modified rules at the beginning of the game, such as requiring the “calling” of shots, such as bank shots, swishes or trick shots. For instance, if a player chooses to shoot a free throw as his shot to be matched and calls “bank,” he must bank the shot for it to count, and all players must not only make the shot, but must bank it off the backboard in order to avoid accumulating a letter.

    Quick things to know: 

    Be mindful of how you play the game with players of varying skill level. The objective is to have fun without making the game too challenging for any of the players


    Reflection: Can you send me a quick video of you making a trick shot? I would love to see it! Send it to jbocklet@cbsd.org