How to Teach the Essential Skills of Basketball

Give your class the experience of improving on their basketball skills.  The engaging, fast-paced action of basketball skills and games develops speed, hand-eye coordination and endurance.  You don’t need to be a PRO yourself as the teacher – you just need to know the core points to help guide the students in their learning.  Take a look at these fundamental skills and teach them in your next P.E. class.

 

SKILLS

Dribbling
- Use fingertips to bounce the ball
- Stay low and bend your knees as you move
- Keep your head up
- Keep your hand above/on top of the ball
- Use your body as a shield

Chest Pass

- Hold the ball with 2 hands in front of your chest
- Step forward and push the ball towards your target

 

 

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- Hold the ball with 2 hands in front of your chest

 - Step forward and push the ball halfway between 

yourself and the target so the ball lands on the      
ground and bounces to your target.                                

 

 

 

 

Shooting

- Face the net with your feet shoulder width apart, holding the ball with your strong hand underneath the ball and support with your other hand
- Lift the ball up in front of your head, making an L-Shape with your elbow/strong arm
- Use your whole body to push the ball, straighten out your elbow and release the ball off your wrist to get backspin with the ball

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a look at our Basketball Lessons Pack (Grades 3 – 6) by clicking the link above.  You will be fully prepared with units of work, lesson plans, a huge range of activities, assessments and so much more. 

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