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Teacher: Jason Menoutis who teaches at in Cooper City, FL. Jason Menoutis can be contacted at

Name of Best Practice: Family Basketball Night

Rationale/Purpose of Event: To promote parent and family involvement in physical education.

Suggested Grade Level: 9-12

Materials Needed: Basketballs, Basketball Hoops, and Cones

Family Basketball Night

At least once per school year, our physical education department hosts a Family Basketball Night for all students, parents, and family. During the event, families will participate in basketball drills and skill development activities with their students. All family members will have an opportunity to perform all activities that are performed during the basketball unit implemented in our team sports course. Drills will include dribbling, passing, and shooting, which will culminate in a 3-point contest and dribbling relay contest.

This has been an outstanding event for promoting family involvement and participation at my school and in my physical education classes. On average, I typically have around 300 people attend each event. Since the event tends to draw large crowds, I actually schedule separate days for each grade level. All participants must pre-register for the event and present their tickets at the entrance of the gymnasium.

During the event, dribbling, shooting, and passing stations are set up throughout the gymnasium with instructors assigned to each station. After a specified amount of time at an assigned station, all participants rotate to the next station.

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Posted on PEC: 8/23/2018 and has received 27 votes.

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