Backwards Basketball
Backwards Basketball

Games/Basketball: Backwards Basketball

Dick Moss, Editor, PE

Backwards Basketball is a fun gymnasium game. It takes no special setup except for a temporary modification of your basketball nets.

Play with two teams on a basketball court. Tie the bottom of the basketball nets so a ball can't fall through. Place a kickball/playground ball in each net.

How to Play
The game is played like basketball except that a point is scored by hitting the ball out of the net with the basketball. Once a basket is scored, the ball is put back into the net.

The ball can be advanced by passing or dribbling, with a three second dribbling limit before a pass must be made.

1. Robert Pangrazi, Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children (16th Edition),
Benjamin Cummings, 2009.
2. Kenneth Tillman & Patricia Rizzo Toner, You'll Never Guess What We Did in Gym Today, Parker/Prentice Hall Publishing Company, 1984.

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