• All Grades – Half Court Basketball Games – Around the World

    Physical Education

    Overview: For any student with access to a basketball net, outside or inside! This game can be played by one person!

    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: 

    Around the World

    1. Select 5 to 7 spots where the ball must be shot from. These spots should form a “U” from one side of the basket to the other side. These spots can be marked with anything! Chalk, cones, shoes, rocks etc.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. If playing alone, see how many total shots it takes you to get all the way around the world. Play a second time and try to get around the world in less total shots than the first time you played.

    Quick things to know: 

    Be mindful of how you play the game with players of varying skill level. Make modifications if needed, for example, older players take a step backwards from each spot before shooting. 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 or pic of you and the family playing? I would love to see it! Send it to jbocklet@cbsd.org