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Teacher: Marlon who teaches at Albany State University in Albany, GA.

Name of Best Practice: The Basketball Drills Concept

Rationale/Purpose of Event: The purpose of this concepts is to introduce a new method in learning how to dribble basketballs.

Suggested Grade Level: 6-8

Materials Needed: Regular Basketball Rubber Basketball Blind Fold Beach Ball

The Basketball Drills Concept

Most 6th graders have a hard time dribbling basketballs. I try a different concept. I used blindfolds so they can dribble a ball without looking at it. Using a bigger basketball they can develop kinestatic preception a little faster. Repeat this concept 3-4 times a week. Also, using a basketball without using a blindfold, but using a bigger and brighter ball to help develop hand /eye development.
Most 7th graders Kinestatic perception and hand / eye development are not truely developed except those kids who are highly skill. For those kids, who are not highly skill, using cone drill can help. Using the basic waving dilling, bouncing in a stationary position, and can help with their dribbing. Most 8th graders are better skillful than other grade level, but still need improvement. Still working on dribbling skills. Hand-eye development, kinestatic preception. Just keep working the basic fundumentals.


If basketballs are to hard to handle then use rubber balls. They sevre the same purpose, but easier to handle.

Teaching Suggestions/Tips:

Keep it fun for the students! Exercise Science is another class, but we speacilize in motor skills.

Adaptations for Students with Disabilities:

Disabilities students,it depends on the student condition.Some disable students have better control of a basketball than "so call regular student". I would modified the basketball drill to meet each student individual assessments.

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Posted on PEC: 11/13/2001 and has received 0 votes.

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