Three Lines Basketball

Place 3 cones across the half-court line. Arrange students into three single-file lines, one behind each cone. The first student in each line steps forward, turns and faces the next student in line. The three people that have stepped out are a team of three and will play defense. They will be playing in a half-court game against the next students who are first in line behind each cone. The three students who are now at the front of the line form another team of three. Other students in line are waiting their turn to play while cheering. The defenders get ready as the first offensive player starts with the ball. The player passes the ball to one of her/his teammates to start the game. The object of the game is to be the first team to score.

The following rules apply:

– If a player shoots and misses, either team can rebound the ball and shoot again immediately.

When a point is scored the team that made the basket stays on the court to play the next three people in line.

– The team that scored starts on defense.

– The team that did not score returns to the end of the lines.

– If a foul is called, the player who has been fouled gets to throw the ball in from out of bounds.

– If a game is taking too long, count down from 10, 9, 8, etc.

– The last player holding the ball takes a free throw. If the player makes it, her/his team stays on the court.

– If the player misses, her/his team returns to the end of the line and the other team stays on the court.

– If a team wins three times in a row, they get three claps and return to the end of the line.


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