Games - Tachook
Tachook: Points are Scored by Bouncing the Ball Off the Backboard to a Teammate Standing Outside the Key
Tachook: Points are Scored by Bouncing the Ball Off the Backboard to a Teammate Standing
Outside the Key

Games - Tachook

Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education Update.com

Tachook is a team handball or netball variation that's a great game for physical education classes.

All you need is a playground ball, and a basketball court with a backboard at either end. Teams can range from as few as three to as many as 15.

How to Play
Here are the rules:

  • The ball can be advanced by running or passing. However, players are allowed only five steps per possession.
  • Defenders must stay three feet away from the player with the ball.
  • Scoring is what makes Tachook unique. Players score by catching a pass that has been bounced to them off the backboard. However, they must be standing outside the key when the catch is made. This means the ball must be thrown hard and at the perfect angle to reach a teammate. Estimating and angling the ball perfectly is what provides the challenge that's unique to Tachook and makes the game fun.

Variations

  • Experiment with different types of balls. If your students are younger, try smaller balls with extra bounce.
  • For younger students, instead of using the basketball key as the scoring perimeter, you can use a straight line beyond which scoring passes must be made. Adjust this line based on the skill level and strength of your students. Indicate with pylons or removable tape.


Reference: Tachook - A Game of Rebounds and Geometry, PE Sport, PE Sport & Adventure DVD's, 2004. http://www.pe-sport-ideas.tv


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