Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Setup a basketball stand or improvise if not available and guide the pupils how a basketball game is play, regulate and officiate.
Asks the pupils to describe the game in their own term. Listen to them and support their description.
NATURE OF BASKETBALL
The game is played out on a rectangular court and depending on which section of court you successfully throw a ball into the basket will depend on how many points are scored.
The ball can be moved around the by dribbling or passing the ball. At the end of the game the team with the most points is declared the winner.
POSITION OF PLAYERS ON THE BASKETBALL COURT
The centre is generally the tallest player who is positioned near the basket as he must be able to get up as high as possible for rebounds.
2. Power forward
The power forwards are usually the next tallest players in the team, who are closest to the centre in physical attributes and playing style, but with more speed.
3. Small forward
The small forward is usually the shorter of the two forwards on the team.
However, the small forward must have enough height and ability to play inside, and on top of that, play like the centres and power forwards, but also be able to guard.
4. Shooting guard
The shooting guard is potentially the shortest player in the team.
However, he has to be good at dribbling fast, passing and having court vision by seeing the court.
He is responsible for bringing the ball down the court and setting up offensive plays
4. Point guard
The point guard needs to be the best ball handler, dribbler and passer as he handles the ball the most out of all the players on the team.
He needs to bring the ball down the court and initiate offensive plays.
LESSON TWO – BASKETBALL OFFICIALS AND THEIR DUTIES
The game of basketball is not officiated only by referees, there is a whole group of officials to manage a game and to keep things on track.
The group includes:
1. Referees – Referees are the main officials of the game. They are the ones who are actually responsible for enforcing rules and regulations and calling fouls and violations. The number of referees officiating a game depends on the level of play.
2. Lead referee
Lead referee is the in charge of the game. Normally, all two or three referees are independent in terms of making their decisions but in case of a dispute, it’s the lead referee whose verdict is considered final.
They keep a running summary of points scored, notify field goals and free throws made and missed.
Timer assists referee in recording time.
OFFICIATING RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. Each team can have a maximum of 5 players on the court at any one time.
2. Substitutions can be made as many times as they wish within the game.
3. The ball can only be moved by either dribbling (bouncing the ball) or passing the ball. Once a player puts two hands on the ball (not including catching the ball) they cannot then dribble or move with the ball and the ball must be passed or shot.
4. After the ball goes into a team’s half and they win possession back the ball must then make it back over the half way line within 10 seconds.
5. Each team has 24 seconds to at least shot at the basket.
6. After each successful basket the ball is then turned over to the opposition.
7. Fouls committed throughout the game will be accumulated and then when reached a certain number will be eventually be awarded as a free throw.
8. Violations in basketball include:
travelling (taking more than one step without bouncing the ball),
double dribble (picking the ball up dribbling, stopping then dribbling again with two hands),
goaltending (a defensive player interferes with the ball travelling downwards towards the basket), and
back court violation (once the ball passes the half way line the offensive team cannot take the ball back over the half way line).
To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
2. Explains the rules and regulations;
3. Describes the roles of the officials;
Pupil’s Activities – Listen to the teacher’s explanation.
Pupil’s Activities – Play basketball; Apply the rules and regulations
4. Supervises the pupil’s activities.
To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
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