Classroom Management – Control Unwelcome Dribbling

You are in the middle of explaining a new basketball drill or activity, and basketballs continue to be bounced. Whether it’s deliberate or by accident, bouncing basketballs are an unwelcome distraction. Here is a quick easy way to stop the madness!

At your signal or the stop of music, every child quickly locates their basketball and lays it on the floor between their ankles.  Practice this numerous times so that your students understand the routine and realize that this is the signal to quickly stop dribbling the basketball and listen to the next set of instructions that you will provide.  This procedure will help eliminate time wasted and allow you to cover more activities making it fun for all!