How to teach the ‘Bouncing’ skills – Key cues for basketball dribbling and control

You may have never played basketball yourself, but that’s why we’re here to help – In this post we’ll give you the simple phrases to use when teaching basketball in your next PE lesson, to help your class on the way to becoming basketball stars!

Watch the ‘How to teach Bouncing ‘ PE instructional video below, which covers

• Bouncing with 1 hand
• Cross-overs
• Dribbling and ball handling skills

Take a look at the “See if you can…” poster below (click it to view and/or save), which gives you some quick ideas for individual challenges your students can try out, exploring their basketball dribbling and ball handling ability (you can print it out a put it in your sport hall) ›

basketball skill dribbling bouncing ball sport pe sports gym class lesson teaching ideas

Now most importantly, check out the Complete K-2 PE and Sport skill & games pack – a perfect resource for elementary teachers who need everything prepared for them when it comes to PE! It’s packed with all the fundamental skill elements, and the bouncing section includes the following games/drills:

• all you can dribble • ball control • dodge the dinosaurs • paint the eggs • grumpy grandpas • chasers • rob the nest • sweep the beach • shark attack • the iceman • weaving’ wasps • racing cars • air traffic control • nifty ninjas • round the world • into the hole • babel challengers • the incredible journey • zig-zag relays..

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