Phys-Ed: Ultimate Basketball Game

Synopsis:

It’s a combination of Ultimate Frisbee and Basketball. Like Ultimate, there’s no moving with the ball and you score by passing into the end zone. However, you are using a basketball and ideally, are playing 5-on-5.

In summary, teams try and move the ball down the court and pass the ball into the end-zone for a point.  The game emphasizes accurate passing, and ball movement. Because there are a lot of turnovers, it’s also a good cardio-vascular activity.

Curriculum Expectations

Manipulation Skills

  • Pass an object to a moving partner (e.g., using a chest pass, bounce pass, two-hand overhead pass, one-hand) overhead pass) for distance and accuracy

Number of players required:

  • Two teams of 5-10 players per team, depending on size of the playing surface and/or class

Equipment needed:

  • The games can take place in a gymnasium or on a field. The playing surface must have clear end zones (for scoring) and pinnies (to distinguish the teams).

Rules and/or directions needed to play the game:

  • No dribbling with the ball. Only passing to move the ball down the court.
  • Pass the ball into end-zone to score.

Modifications: ensure that

  • everyone touches the ball before you can score (this obviously works easier with 5 players per team than 10).
  • ensure that you pass the ball at least once before you score.
  • ensure that someone of each sex touches the ball before scoring.

Citation:

WLU, EU 463, Health & Phys-ed teachable course. 2009.

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7 thoughts on “Phys-Ed: Ultimate Basketball Game

  1. Hello, my name is Nicolas Andrés González Medel I’m a student of physical education pedagogy in the Catolica Del Maule University, Chile. I read this article and I found that is an interesting new proposal because in that way it is easier to attract the interest of children, by varying the classical sports. Moreover, in a personal way, I quite like basketball and by changing the rules, becomes more interesting the practice of this game. Also, is important to create new proposals and reinvent to capture the attention of society and make a change decreasing sedentary in it.
    Thank you very much to create new ideas and make it known.
    Greetings from Chile
    Goodbye.

  2. Hi, I’m Nicolas Bustos Cortinez physical education student from
    Catholic University of
    Maule, chile. I read your blog recently and I found interesting the idea of this
    new game, I played basketball for several years so I liked the
    idea, since it is good that people invent new games especially for
    bring more people to sport bone trying to get people
    sedentary. congratulations on the blog, and the idea, hopefully continue
    adding people to achieve something bigger, thank you very much, Greetings
    from Chile.
    goodbye

  3. hola, soy Nicolás Bustos Cortinéz estudiante de educacion fisica de la universidad catolica del
    maule, chile. recien leí tu blog y me parecio interesante la idea de este
    nuevo juego, yo jugue varios años basquetball por lo que me gusto la idea, ya que es bueno que la gente invente nuevos juegos sobretodo para acercar mas gente al deporte osea intentar de sacar a la gente del sedentarismo. felicitaciones por el blog, y la idea, ojala sigan sumándose personas para lograr algo mas grande, muchas gracias, saludos desde Chile.

    goodbye

  4. hi, i am maximo acevedo from chile i study physical education in the U.C.M. Talca and a want tell you so for me this article is very interesant and i like practice this format of the game because is really fun, also i will like teach this style or facet of this popular game.
    i want congratulate for this blog as ir really util for me as is a tool for work in my practices in the schools where i performed is for this thing that this blog and the items that you upload are very useful for me for all this i thank for have this blog public for all.
    thanks and bye.

  5. hi, i am javier ahumada from chile i study physical education in the U.C.M. Talca and a want tell you so for me this article is very interesant and i like practice this format of the game because is really fun, also i will like teach this style or facet of this popular game.
    i want congratulate for this blog as ir really util for me as is a tool for work in my practices in the schools where i performed is for this thing that this blog and the items that you upload are very useful for me for all this i thank for have this blog public for all.
    thanks and bye.

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