Shark - #363-364
|Equipment:||2 soccer balls for every 3 students, 4 cones|
|Skills Emphasized:||dribbling, ball control, tackling|
- Students are scattered in a designated activity area.
- Or use grid formation (see grid diagram in the Formations section on card #422).
- Two-thirds of the students have a ball; students without soccer balls are “sharks.”
- On signal, those with soccer balls dribble, while the sharks attempt to gain possession of a ball.
- When the dribbler loses his/her ball, s/he becomes a shark and attempts to obtain another ball.
- When students hear “freeze,” they all stop moving.
- Praise those with 1 foot on top of the ball; begin a new game immediately.
- For safety, have students move slowly at first (walk or skip).
- Before playing “Shark,” students should practice dribbling in a space.
- Use a larger activity area to make dribbling easier.
- Use fewer sharks to make dribbling easier.
- Decrease the activity area to make dribbling more difficult.
- Add more sharks to make dribbling more difficult.
- BASKETBALL: Play the game with students using basketball dribbling skills.