Balloon Dribble with Feet

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-Objective:

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Be the quickest to hit a balloon a specified distance.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Manipulative Send

  • Dribble

-Equipment List:

  • One balloon per player

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-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Choose two parallel lines approximately 10 yards (meters) apart.

  • One is the start line and the other is the turn around line.

  • The players line up behind the start line.

  • Each player receives one balloon.

-Instructions:

  • Have the players dribble a balloon with her feet to a pre-determined line and back.

  • If the balloon breaks she must start again at the start line by blowing up a new balloon.

  • When she crosses the finish line first she is the winner.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Safety Considerations

  • Be sure broken balloon parts are cleaned up and use non-allergenic balloons (blowing up surgical gloves will also work).

  • Teaching Tips

  • Double Balloon Dribble.

  • For extra challenge have the players dribble 2 balloons at the same time.

  • Another variation is to have students dribble with a paddle.

  • Be sure to use both hands.

  • Questions for Understanding:

  • What is the best tactic in terms of hitting the ball to achieve most success?