Project Description

Physical Literacy | Basketball Shooting (Wheel)

TIME: 5 Minutes

AGES: 8 – 12

SKILL: Throw, Wheeling

Requirements

  • Gymnasium or outdoor space with hard ground surface, basketball hoop, lightweight basketball or volleyball for young children, standard basketball for older children and teens

Instructions

  1. Working with a partner or small group, take turns shooting for one minute, and see how many baskets you can score in that time
  2. Partners who are not shooting are responsible for rebounding the ball for the shooter

Variations

  • If you want to make shooting easier, try using a lighter ball (e.g. volleyball)
  • For extra challenge, try to shoot while moving

Benefits

This activity develops throwing skills together with core strength & eye-hand coordination