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Pass and Step Back


Pass and Step Back

[20 Minutes]

Practice your two-handed chest passing skills and catching the basketball skills while enjoying this easy game.

You'll need:

• basketball

What to do:

  1. If possible, print out these directions. Read them through with your child before you begin.
  2. Explain to your child that the object of the game is to determine the farthest point at which you both can still pass and catch the ball using the two-handed chest pass.

How to play:

  1. Stand three feet apart and face each other. You pass the basketball to your child using the two-handed chest pass.
  2. After you pass the basketball, take a step back. At this time, your child should pass the basketball to you and then take a step back.
  3. Continue taking a step away from each other after each pass and see how far away from each other you can stand and still successfully pass the basketball.

Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.

  • What is the object of this game?
  • What is important to remember when using a two handed chest pass?
  • How far back do you think we can step before the ball bounces?

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