This module builds on the skills introduced in the Primary Ball Handling and Dribbling Skills module through skill-specific basketball lead up games. Dribbling, passing, and shooting in dynamic practice environments are the primary skills emphasized. However, a variety of other learning outcomes are also addressed within the module’s activities.

Module Documents

  • Complete Module Packet:

  • Module Overview:

  • Required Materials:

  • All Module Activities:

  • Sample Lesson Plan:

  • Academic Language Cards:

  • Station Cards:

Link to Basic Equipment Pack

Activity Plans

  • Dribble Triathlon:

  • Hand Skills:

  • Driver's Test:

  • Knuckle Collectors:

  • Dribble Tag:

  • Passing Triathlon:

  • Shoot, Dribble, Pass, Dribble:

  • 3 V 3 Bounce Ball:

  • Station Day:


  • Self-Assessment Worksheet:

  • Holistic Performance Rubric:

  • Dual Performance Rubric:

  • Academic Language Quiz:

Teacher Evaluation

  • Teacher Self-Evaluation and Reflection Guide:

Planning Tools

  • Blank Activity Plan Template:

  • Blank Lesson Plan Template:

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National Standards and Outcomes Focus for Basketball Skills

Standard 1. Demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

  • Outcome E16.3-5c.
    • Catches a gently tossed hand-sized ball from a partner, demonstrating four of the five critical elements of a mature pattern (3);
    • Catches a thrown ball above the head, at chest/waist level, and below the waist using a mature pattern in a non-dynamic environment (4);
    • Catches with accuracy, both partners moving (5b);
    • Catches with reasonable accuracy in dynamic, small-sided practice tasks (5c).
  • Outcome E17.3-5.
    • Dribbles and travels in general space at slow to moderate jogging speed with control of ball and body (3);
    • Dribbles in self-space with both the preferred and the non-preferred hand using a mature pattern (4a);
    • Dribbles in general space with control of ball and body while increasing and decreasing speed (4b);
    • Combines hand dribbling with other skills during one-on-one practice tasks (5).
  • Outcome E20.4-5.
    • Dribbles with hand/feet in combination with other skills (e.g., passing, receiving, shooting) (4);
    • Hand/foot-dribbles with mature patterns in a variety of small-sided game forms (5).
  • Outcome E26.4-5.
    • Combines traveling with the manipulative skills of dribbling, passing, and catching in teacher- and/or student-designed small-sided practice task environments (4);
    • Combines manipulative skills and traveling for execution to a target (e.g., scoring) (5).

Standard 2. Applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.

  • Outcome E5.3a-5a&c.
    • Applies simple strategies/tactics in chasing activities (3a);
    • Applies simple strategies in fleeing activities (3b);
    • Applies simple offensive strategies/tactics in chasing and fleeing activities (4a);
    • Applies simple defensive strategies/tactics in chasing and fleeing activities (4b);
    • Applies basic offensive and defensive strategies/tactics in invasion small-sided practice tasks (5a);
    • Recognizes the type of actions needed for different games/sports situations (5c).