Week 4 Ball Handling & Dribbling Introduction (b)

GRADE
TOPIC
UNIT

Kindergarten

Ball Handling to the Floor – Dribbling Introduction

Games

Equipment Needed

Playground balls, Stretching Mats, Hoops, Cones and Spots

Content Standard Benchmarks or Common Core Standards
Learning Goals, Objectives, Expected Outcomes

Psychomotor

  1. Bounce or dribble a ball with one or two hands while performing different locomotor and nonlocomotor movements
  2. Demonstrate the difference between dribbling and bouncing a ball. [To dribble a ball with one hand, they must push (or strike) the ball toward the floor several times in succession without catching the ball; to bounce a ball they must either drop or throw it to the floor.]

Cognitive

  1. Recognize they are more or less skillful because of the practice they have had.
  2. Describe the difference between dribbling and bouncing a ball. [To dribble a ball with one hand, they must push (or strike) the ball toward the floor several times in succession without catching the ball; to bounce a ball they must either drop or throw it to the floor.]

Affective

  1. Have Fun
ACTIVITY
PROCEDURE AND TRANSITIONS WITH MODIFICATIONS AND OR ACCOMMODATIONS
DIFFERENTIATION STRATEGIES, TEACHING TIPS, SETUP DESCRIPTION OR DIAGRAM
Entrance Routine This entrance routine is specific to your school community.
Part 1

Warm-up/Review

5 minutes

Ask the children to get a ball and find an own space to practice the ball handling tricks they created last lesson.  While they are working stop and review the main points of bouncing and catching the ball in own space.
Part 2

New skill or concept

Dribbling with one or two hands

  1. After they have warmed up and reviewed the points of bouncing and catching, stop the class.  “This time i would like you to travel around inside the boundaries as you bounce and catch.  Be safe as you travel and bounce and catch, look for open spaces to travel to.
  2. After they have traveled and bounced the ball for a minute, stop the class and ask them to think about what they are looking at as they travel and bounce & catch their ball.
  3. Stop the class and discuss what to look at as they travel and bounce.  Look at the ball, where you are bouncing and where you are moving to!
  4.  At some point a student will be dribbling the ball instead of bounce and catching.  Stop the class and point out what they are doing.
  5. “Watch [Rachel] as she dribbles the ball. See how she keeps the ball bouncing many times without catching it by pushing the ball back toward the floor every time it bounces.”
  6. “Great!   That is a little different than bounce and catch, it’s called dribbling the ball with your hands.  The rest of you can try dribbling the ball by pushing it back down to the ground with one hand each time it bounces.”
  7. Either bounce and catch or dribble the ball by pushing it back to the floor after it bounces and see how you can make the ball travel with you about the room.
  8. As you dribble or bounce the ball, keep looking for the big open spaces.
  9. Count how many times you can bounce and catch or dribble the ball with your hand without having to chase your ball.
  10. Try the one-handed dribble. Keep the ball bouncing by pushing the ball back toward the floor. Push, don’t hit. Try not to catch it after it bounces.
Teaching Tip:

Stop children and comment on spacing often throughout the lesson. Point out the big open spaces & the children who are away from others, when they exist.

Part 3

Practice

Travel While You Dribble!

Some of you are ready to try something even harder. See if you can find another way to travel besides walking or running as you dribble your ball with your hand. [Observe to see who hops, skips, gallops, jumps, slides.]

I can’t believe how many different ways I have seen people traveling on their feet while dribbling their ball with only one hand! Those who were [hopping] stay standing. Everyone else have a seat and hold the ball in your lap. Watch the [hoppers] dribble their ball. Now, everyone travel a different way on your feet.

Repeat several times showing different [locomotor patterns.] All the skippers stay standing, and the rest of us will have a seat and watch them skip as they dribble the ball with one hand. Show me how you can skip and dribble the ball with your hand.

Listen very closely. Each time I say ‘change,’ everyone make your feet do something different while you keep the ball bouncing.

Dribble Stop with Music!

After they have warmed up a bit, explain that they will travel while the music is playing, bouncing and catching their ball while they travel.  When the music stops, they will stop and put the ball between their two feet. Each time you begin dribbling again, see if you can travel a different way.

Let the Ball Bounce!

While you are dribbling, see if you can let the ball continue to bounce on its own while you do something; like touch your head and then see if you can restart your dribble without ever having to catch the ball.

After they all try to touch their head, let them think of a trick.  When you see itShow an example of someone already doing something, or give an example for everyone to try.

 Everyone Stop.  Look at [Linda’s] trick, she SPINS around and then comes back facing the ball and is able to continue her dribble. Some of the rest of you might like to try it. It looks fun!

Throughout the activity, Select children doing different things. Ask several to share to introduce another idea or name different things for the children to do, such as jump into the air.

[Judy], show us how you jumped over the ball two times and then restarted your dribble without catching your ball. That really took work. Some of you might like to dribble the ball, then jump over it while it bounces. Always try to restart your dribble without catching the ball.

Don’t be disturbed if all of the children do not choose to try the different tasks you point out.  Continue to look for and give the children different examples of things they might try.

Part 4 

Stretching & closure

Ask your students to put their ball away and get a mat for stretching.  After stretches, ask the students to discuss the difference between dribbling the ball and bouncing and catching the ball with a partner close to them.

Discuss it as a class after giving each partner a chance to talk.

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