Musical Basketball Challenge

Musical Basketball Challenge

Campers will have fun with a variety of rhythmic patterns and get comfortable with passing around a basketball in time with a song chosen from the WURRLYedu music catalog.

Inspire

Show campers the following youtube video:

What do they think about combining basketball and music?How do they think this will help their basketball skills? Can they follow the beat of a song?

Practice

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Have campers choose a song from our catalog.

Once they have chosen a song, separate them in groups of 2 and stand in front of their team mate, when the song starts have campers do the following:

- Pass the ball on 1st and 3rd beat of the song.
- Play with pitch and speed. (when the song is high pitched have campers pass the ball high and if it’s low pitch pass the ball low. The same goes for speed, a fast song requires a fast pass and slow song a slower pass)
- Have Campers close their eyes, the only one with their eyes open are the ones holding the ball, have campers call out each others name before passing the ball on the beat of the song.

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Record:

Record Campers playing pass the ball to the beat of the song.

Reflect

Watch the video back. Was it challenging to lead the group in this exercise? Was it easy for campers to follow the beat and the variations of the song? Was it difficult for campers to mix sports and music?

Take it Further

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Have campers pass the ball moving down the court, on the 1st and 3rd beat of the song and finish up with a layup. Maybe have it timed up with the end of a verse or chorus section.

Materials Needed

-iOS, Android or Chromebook device.
- Basket balls.

Differentiations

Give each camper a ball and have them dribble the ball according to the beat of the song.

Activity

Campers will have fun with a variety of rhythmic patterns and get comfortable with passing around a basketball in time with a song chosen from the WURRLYedu music catalog.

Skills

MUSICAL:

Dynamics/ Rythm

EXTRAMUSICAL:

Collaboration/ Trust/ Hand eye coordination.

Dance Off

Dance Off

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