The Layup Wheel

Grade level: 5-8
Equipment: Basketballs, nets
Game Description: This basketball mini-game is all about lay-ups. After you’ve gone over the proper technique and progression for shooting lay-ups, use this game to practice, practice, practice!  This game gives players a chance to perform lay-ups from both the left and right sides, and can be played competitively or non-competitively.

  1. Create 6 teams. Each team lines up facing one of the 6 basketball nets in the gym.
  2. On the whistle, the first person in each line dribbles to the hoop for a lay-up, gets rebound, and brings back to the next player.
  3. Next player continues the same thing, and so on, etc, etc.
  4. After a minute or two, blow the whistle to end round (at this point you could tally scores if you’d like from every successful lay-up).
  5. Teams rotate to the next hoop and start new round.
  6. Game ends after teams have done lay-ups at each hoop.

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