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Bean Bag Games for PE: 30 Fun Bean Bag Activities for Elementary PE Lessons

Bean bags are a great way to add excitement to any PE class. They can be utilized in a variety of PE games and activities, and they're also an excellent method to get kids active in and around your learning space. Bean bags are an ideal go-to equipment item because they are versatile, durable, and easy to store. You also get a great value when purchasing them because you can get a lot of them for such a little cost.

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*** Pics from from Tracy Angel @Mrs_Coach_Angel

Why use bean bags in PE?

You can use physical education beanbag activities in a school setting or at home (distance learning) to teach various skills and PE concepts easily and quickly. Bean bags may be utilized in a variety of ways and can help children improve their manipulative skills, such as tossing, catching, and throwing. They can also help children improve their skill-related fitness components such as agility, balance, coordination, and reaction time. In addition, beanbags have great grip and are easy to catch and balance.

Beanbag Challenges- Practice Style

How to use bean bags in PE?

Bean bags are a common fixture in games and activities in physical education classes all across the world. They are an engaging way for students to work together in groups or individually.

Beanbags are easy to catch and balance in PE

Bean bags are perfect for stations and relays when your equipment closet is limited. You can incorporate them in a large group game (incorporating two teams) in a gym or other playing field to use as items to capture, toss, throw or balance. You could also have them collaborate by sharing bean bag activities

at home with their parents - this helps get support

from those who matter most!

Do beanbags help address PE standards?

Bean bags are not only fun for students to use, but they also engage them in activities that address SHAPE America's Standard 1 : The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.* The bean bag movements and activities you choose to use during lessons in your playing area can easily meet any national, state, or district standards.

SHAPE America Standard 1 Visual

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Fun bean bag games for PE class, in the classroom or at home

Get your students moving with these 30 fun and engaging bean bag activities:

There are several ways to have your students complete the following tasks: they can practice on their own, teach each other, or work at different stations in any play area.

1- Toss and catch

Two-Hand Catch- Toss the bean bag up in the air with 1 hand and catch it in front of your body using 2 hands.

One-Hand Catch - Toss the beanbag up in the air with 1 or 2 hands and catch it in front of your body using only 1 hand.

Rainbow Toss- Toss the bean bag across your body from 1 hand to the other. The beanbag should travel in a rainbow shape.

Toss/Clap/Catch- Toss the bean bag up in the air and clap once or a few times before you catch it.

Toss/Touch/Catch - Toss the bean bag up in the air and touch the ground before you catch it.

Toss/Turn/Catch- Toss the bean bag up in the air and turn around before you catch it.

Beanbag Toss and Catch PE Activities

2- Foot tricks

Kick-Up Catch- Put the bean bag on 1 foot and kick it up in the air. Catch it before it hits the ground.

Foot Kick-Up to Back- Put the bean bag on 1 foot and kick it up in the air. Catch it on the flat part of your back.

Two-Foot Release - Put the bean bag between your feet and jump up in the air. Release the beanbag in midair and then catch it.

Beanbag Foot Trick PE Activities

3- Body tricks

Toss/Catch on Back- Toss the bean bag up in the air and catch it on your back. Keep your back nice and flat for success.

Behind Back Toss- Using one hand, reach behind your back and toss the bean bag up in the air. Catch it before it comes down.

Behind Back Catch - Toss the bean bag up in the air and turn halfway around. Catch it using 2 hands behind your back.

Under Leg Toss - Lift one of your legs and reach under that leg to toss the beanbag up in the air. Catch it with 1 hand.

Under Leg Catch- Toss the bean bag up in the air and reach under your leg to catch it.

Beanbag Body Tricks PE Activities

4- Balance Activities

Head Balance Sit- Balance a bean bag on your head while standing. Slowly sit down and then stand back up again while balancing.

Head Balance Walk - Place a bean bag on your head and walk carefully around the classroom. If it falls, do 1 turn before you pick it up.

Body Part Balances- Balance the bean bag on different body parts like your shoulders, elbows, knees, chest, and heels.

Lying Feet Balance- Lie on your back and balance the bean bag between your feet. Raise your legs and lower them several times keeping the bean bag balanced.

Balance Push-up- Get in a push-up position and balance a bean bag on your back. Do some pushups or hold a plank position.

Crab Walk Balance- Get in a crab position and balance a bean bag on your stomach. Walk around the room while you balance it.

Beanbag Balance PE Activities

5- Target tosses

Toss to a Hoop Game- Take 3 to 5 giant steps away from a hula hoop on the ground. Toss the bean bag into the hoop.

Toss to a Bucket - Take 3 to 5 giant steps away from a bucket or trash bin. Toss the bean bag into the bucket.

Toss to a Poly Spot- Take 3 to 5 giant steps away from a poly spot on the ground. Toss the bean bag onto the poly spot.

Toss to a Cone- Take 3 to 5 giant steps away from a cone (open end towards you on a chair or bucket). Toss the bean bag into the cone.

Beanbag Target Toss PE Activities

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6- Partner and trio activities

Beanbag Partner Slide - Sit down across from your partner and slide the bean bag back and forth on the ground.

Partner Toss- From a comfortable distance, toss and catch a bean bag with a partner. Try catching with 1 hand or 2 hands.

2 Bag Partner Toss - From a comfortable distance, toss and catch with a partner using 2 beanbags. Toss each bean bag back and forth at the same time

Create a Move- With your body and one beanbag, create a movement. Then, challenge a partner to do the same move. Be creative while staying in your space and remaining safe.

Throw it Through- One partner holds a hula hoop at different height levels while the other partner tosses a bean bag through it. Vary the distance the beanbag is tossed.

Short Line Relays- In short lines of 2 to 4, students go 1 at a time performing a challenging task using a bean bag (i.e. balancing on the head) and return from the finish line to the start area.

Beanbag Movement Activities- 3 in a line: Short Line Relays

10 Ways to Use a Beanbag

Final thoughts

The use of beanbags in physical education can add a fun and challenging element to your lessons. They can be used for a wide range of activities, from target tosses to partner games. With so many different ways to use them, you're sure to find several that will work for your students. With a little imagination and creativity, you can come up with your own challenges and games to keep your physical education class engaged and active. I am confident you will find these 30 distinct bean bag movements and activities to be very useful in your instructional endeavors. The important thing is to get your students moving and having fun.

I hope you enjoyed reading about these beanbag ideas and were inspired to try them out in your learning area! Please let me know which ones are your favorites in the comments section below.

*SHAPE America. (2013). National Standards for K-12 Physical Education. Reston, VA: Author.

** Thanks to Tracy Angel @Mrs_Coach_Angel for her awesome student pics in this blog title photo. Check out all of her great tweets here !

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Beanbag activities.

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Dr. Robert Pangrazi

National standards :.

physical education activities with bean bags

  • I can toss and catch with both hands
  • I can balance a beanbag while moving

Equipment :

One beanbag per student

Teaching Hints:

  • Remind students to keep their eyes on the beanbag.
  • Encourage reaching for the beanbag and bringing it into the body (create a soft home).
  • Hand/eye coordination requires many repetitions. Encourage students to practice whether they make or miss the catch.

Skills & Activities

Stand in place and practice tossing and catching :.

  • Toss and catch with both hands – right hand, left hand.
  • Toss and catch with the back of hands. This will encourage children to catch with “soft hands.”
  • Toss the beanbag to an increasingly high level, emphasizing a straight overhead toss. To encourage straight tossing, have the child sit down.

Stand in place, toss, and catch while performing stunts

  • 1/4 and 1/2 turns, right and left
  • Touch floor
  • Clap hands around different parts of body, behind back, under legs.
  • Sit down, get up
  • Look between legs

Toss, move to a new spot, and catch the beanbag

  • Toss overhead, move to another spot, and catch.
  • Toss, do a locomotor movement, and catch.
  • Toss and move from side to side.
  • Toss overhead behind self, move, and catch.

Balance on the following body parts :

  • Back of hand

Balance and move as follows:

  • Turn around
  • Combinations of the above

Additional beanbag challenges:

  • Hold the beanbag between knees and play tag with a partner or small group.
  • Place the beanbag on tummy and shake it off.
  • Place the beanbag on back and Mule Kick it off.
  • Push the beanbag across the floor with different body parts.
  • Toss the beanbag up and touch specified body parts.
  • Put beanbags on floor. Rotate various body parts on a beanbag.
  • Beanbag Balance Tag – balance a beanbag on selected body parts. Announce a color to identify those who are it.

See it in action!

physical education activities with bean bags

This video was recorded in a PE class before COVID-19. Some activities may need to be altered to follow safe physical distancing guidelines.

physical education activities with bean bags

Dr. Robert Pangrazi is a Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University and an Educational Consultant for Gopher Sport. Dr. Pangrazi has been in the education field over 50 years. He began his career as a 5th grade teacher and was an ASU professor of physical education for 32 years. Pangrazi has published over 60 textbooks and 100 research and professional articles. He has been an invited speaker at nearly 500 national and international conferences.

physical education activities with bean bags

Students will need sidewalk chalk and their own beanbags. Students should use their own beanbag the entire activity and not share or use their partner’s beanbag.

Students will be in pairs. Students will use the chalk to draw a tic tac toe board. In the spaces students should write numbers 1-9, one number per space and in any order they would like, numbers don’t necessarily need to be sequential, they cannot repeat the same number.

Pairs will pick a distance they would like to toss their bean bags from and use the chalk to draw a line for them to stand behind. Students will take turns tossing their bean bags to complete various challenges. Optional: pairs earn points for every challenge they complete.

Encourage students to use positive and uplifting statements towards each other. Communicate and connect the SEL competency of relationship skills along with its sub-competencies by explaining the importance of relationship-building (positive messages) and teamwork.  It’s important to have healthy, positive relationships with classmate because it helps reinforce a positive climate and community especially when we may not be able to see each other everyday because of physical and social distancing.

Partner Challenge Ideas

  • Toss bean bags in a specific space (e.g. middle space, top right space, bottom left space).
  • Toss bean bags in a specific row (e.g. middle row, farther row, closest row)
  • Toss bean bags in a specific column (e.g. left column, middle column, right column)
  • Toss bean bags on a specific number (e.g. 9, 3, 5, 7, etc.)
  • Do this in the least amount of spaces for extra points!

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5 Bean Bag Games Kids Will Love! (Video)

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*This is the second blog in our three-part series featuring unique activity ideas with essential P.E. equipment like hoops, beanbags, and poly spots. Check out our other blogs:  Hula Hoop Activity Ideas for PE , and 5 Ways to Increase Activity in PE with Poly Spots [Video].

Beanbags are a must have in every equipment room or storage closet! They’re easy to store and can be used for beanbag tossing, as well as movement and collection games. These 5 beanbag games feature Gopher’s Rainbow® DoubleUp™ Beanbags that double the fun with a different color on each side! All activities can be adapted for use with standard beanbags .

1. Catch Me If You Can

This is a great bean bag game to warm up students’ minds and bodies. Each player selects a color on the beanbag. Partners take turns throwing the beanbag into the air. Whichever color lands facing up, that player has to chase their partner back to a predetermined area. If a student tags their partner before reaching the finish line they win a point. First player to 5 points is the winner!

2. Beanbag Relay

Players race to the other end of the playing area and either place a beanbag into their goal to add a point to their team’s score or place it in their opponent’s goal to subtract a point. After all bags are in play, players can race to flip their beanbags over to turn negative points into positive ones! We played this game with only two colors, but use all six colors at once to increase the chaos and fun!

3. Beanbag Hunt

Scatter multiple cones around the play area and place a beanbag under each cone in this activity with bean bags. Six teams, one for each Rainbow color, run in a relay style to lift the cone up to reveal the beanbag. If the beanbag is their team’s color, grab the beanbag, knock the cone over, and bring it  back to their team. If it’s not their color, flip the beanbag over to the opposite color to change the playing field. First team to collect all of their beanbags is the winner! (PE Universe / Angela Michel)

4. Beanbag Tossing Activity

Rainbow® DoubleUp™ Beanbags offer a great variation to traditional beanbag tossing activities! Toss the beanbag into the air or at a target, but only score if the correct color is facing up!

5. Beanbag Frenzy

Players are spread out along the gym and assigned a hula hoop with three beanbags inside. The objective of this game is to get rid of all of your beanbags by running, skipping, shuffling or hopping to the other colored hula hoops to drop them off. Players are only able to pass beanbags to the colored hoop that matches the colored beanbag. The team with the least number of beanbags after 5 minutes is the winner! Students will love this fast-paced strategy game!

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20 Bean Bag Activities Your Kids Will Love

By: Author Tanja McIlroy

Posted on Last updated: 7 April 2024

Categories Gross Motor Skills

Kids love playing with bean bags. They can be found in every preschool and should be available at home since they are not only fun to play with but educational too.

Here are some fun bean bag activities to try at home or at school with the kids. They are simple and there is little to no prep required.

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How to Make Bean Bags

Bean bags are easily available to buy but it’s also easy to make homemade bean bags with rice.

Colourful bean bags

20 Simple Bean Bag Activities

Here are 20 basic activities and games to play. Many can be improvised or adapted depending on the age and abilities of your children.

Pile of beanbags with text overlay - Fun Bean Bag Activities

1. Bean Bag Balance

Bean bags are a great tool for balancing activities. There are many ways your kids can practise their balancing skills.

Colourful bean bags

You can balance them on your head or on your feet, shoulders, hands or arms. Try carrying one on a wooden spoon without dropping it.

Try adding more bean bags as the skill is mastered and see how many kids can balance on their head or other body parts at the same time.

2. Bean Bag Race

Have a fun race by balancing bean bags on your head and racing to the finish line.

Your kids can race with their siblings or friends. If it is just you and your child, you can race against each other or you can time each lap and encourage your child to improve on her time for each round.

Make this more challenging by changing the rules – hop on one leg to the end, balance two bean bags on your head, race with a bean bag on your ruler, etc.

3. Hula Hoop Toss

This is a good activity for developing aim and hand-eye coordination. Set out some hula hoops on the ground and have your children toss the bean bags into the hoops.

Hula hoop toss game

Place the hula hoop close by for a young child and try some variations for older children – such as laying out various hoops at different distances, standing the hoops up and throwing through the vertical hoops, etc.

Make this really fun by assigning points to each hoop, based on where they are and the level of difficulty. Write the numbers 1 to 5 on cardboard and lay them in front of the hoops, in order of difficulty. Then record your scores as you toss your bean bags into the hoops.

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4. Hopscotch

Hopscotch is a traditional game that is one of my favourites for the multitude of gross motor skills it develops, as well as early maths skills as kids learn to count while hopping on the squares.

Instead of using a stone or pebble, play hopscotch by tossing a bean bag onto the squares.

5. Fishing Toss

Start this game with an art activity. Make some basic fish cutouts from cardboard and decorate the fish in creative ways.

  • Draw patterns on them.
  • Paint them with a brush or sponge paint them.
  • Paste glitter on them.
  • Stick pieces of coloured paper on them to collage them.

This will keep the kids busy for ages!

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Then, mark out an area on the ground as a “pond” and place the fish inside the pond, scattered randomly. Play the fishing toss game with your children.

Go fishing by aiming and tossing the bean bags at the fish. If the beanbag touches any part of the fish, they have caught the fish. Take turns catching fish.

You will each need a bucket and a bean bag. If you catch one, take the fish out of the pond and keep it in your bucket. If you miss, take your beanbag out of the pond and wait for your next turn. The winner is the person with the most fish at the end.

6. Volleyball Toss

Volleyball Toss must be played with 4 family members or classmates.

You will need two towels and one beanbag.

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Set up a net or a makeshift net in the middle of the play area and stand 2 to a side. Each pair holds open a towel (from the corners) and the beanbag is tossed over the net by flicking it up and catching it with the towels.

Try pairing an adult with a child as this could be physically challenging. Also, make the net low so it is not difficult to toss the beanbag over. Adjust the height for older children.

Set up some plastic cups, cones, empty plastic bottles or any other objects that can be used as pins. Throw or slide a beanbag along the ground to knock over the pins.

This is a great gross motor game and can also be mixed with an art activity if you decide to get creative with the cones.

Playing a simple game of catch with a beanbag is an excellent way to build hand-eye coordination .

Children can toss and catch the beanbag alone or with a partner. Simple variations include:

  • Toss a beanbag into the air and catch it.
  • Count how many times you catch it without dropping it.
  • Toss a beanbag to a partner.
  • Take a step back after each toss and see from how far you can still catch the beanbag.

9. Bean Bag Hockey

Play hockey inside the house or on a smooth outdoor surface. If you don’t have child-sized hockey sticks, use sticks, brooms or bats.

Use a beanbag as a puck or ball, and set up goals with tape.

Play this game alone with your child or divide up the family or friends into two teams.

10. Juggling

Get your kids to practise their juggling skills with some bean bags.

Start with two bean bags and see how many times you can juggle them without dropping them. Then try and walk around while juggling. Add in a third beanbag and give it a bash.

11. Tic Tac Toe

Tic Tac Toe is normally a thinking game but you can also turn it into a gross-motor exercise. Draw a large Tic Tac Toe board on the paving or on a large sheet of paper.

Instead of using noughts and crosses, use two different coloured bean bags to represent two players.

The object is to take turns laying down a beanbag on a square and try to make a row of three. The first person to make a row of three vertically, horizontally or diagonally is the winner.

A game like this doubles as a good midline-crossing activity .

12. Bean Bag Netball

In this variation of netball, use a beanbag instead of a ball. Throw the beanbag to each other (or to your own team members if there are a few players) and score by throwing the beanbag into the hoop.

If you don’t have a netball or basket ball hoop, make one with a hula hoop or a piece of net.

Children can really work on eye-hand coordination by doing a few minutes of shooting practice every now and again.

13. Freeze Dance

This is a variation of the traditional freeze dance, also called the musical statues game .

Turn the music on and dance with your kids while tossing the beanbag to and fro. When the music stops, you all have to freeze in position.

This can be quite fun, especially if the beanbag is flying at you as you freeze. You may get hit on the head by a beanbag but you cannot move to catch it or duck because you’ll be “out”.

14. Bean Bag Hide and Seek

Play hide and seek with the bean bags by hiding them around the house or garden and then sending your kids to look for them. They can earn a point for each beanbag they find.

Teach early maths skills by telling them how many you have hidden and ask them to find them all. Count them as they find them and bring them to you, one at a time.

You can also play ‘hot and cold’ by saying whether they are getting hotter or colder as they move closer to or further from a hidden beanbag.

Then, swap roles and find the bags your kids have hidden.

15. Cornhole Toss

To play cornhole toss you will need a cornhole board or you can make one by cutting a hole into a piece of wood. For a very basic version, make one out of thick cardboard.

Cornhole toss game

Mark a place to stand and toss the beanbag into the hole. If it lands on the board you score 1 point; if it lands in the hole score 2 points. Take turns and the first one to 20 points wins. Adjust the score and rules depending on the children’s ages.

16. Hot Potato

Hot Potato is a classic children’s party game that can be played with a beanbag, to music.

The children sit in a circle and the ‘hot potato’ is passed from child to child but must not be held onto for too long or it will burn hands. The aim is not to drop the potato.

This is a fun gross-motor game that can also be adapted to get children crossing the midline and learning their left and right sides. Teach them to receive the beanbag from the child on their left with their right hand, pass it to their left hand and pass it to the child on their right. If they use the wrong hand they are out.

Children will get muddled up and giggle a lot but will soon get the hang of it.

17. Hacky Sack

This may be challenging for young children but give it a bash anyway.

Play hacky sack with a beanbag by bouncing it on your foot without dropping it on the floor. Count how many times you can bounce it without dropping it and try to beat your own score.

This will develop foot-eye coordination skills.

18. Endurance Race

Set up a simple endurance challenge by giving tasks to carry out with the bean bags. Once a task is completed, the next task must be done until the set is complete.

Here are some examples of tasks:

  • Hop on one foot while holding the beanbag.
  • Kick the beanbag along the floor.
  • Balance the beanbag on your foot while walking.
  • Crawl on all fours with the beanbag on your back.
  • Walk backwards with the beanbag on your head.
  • Hold the beanbag under your chin.

On a piece of paper, ‘draw’ the instructions for each lap using a symbol – for example a pic of a beanbag on a head, a foot kicking a bag, a symbol for a hop, etc. A lap could be around a set of cones or to the other side of the room and back.

This way your children have to ‘read’ the next instruction after each round and complete the challenge independently. This is a great pre-reading activity that teaches children that symbols represent ideas and messages.

Time kids for completing all the tasks and then encourage them to attempt to beat their time.

19. Bean Bag Twister

For this game, you will need a Twister mat and a spinner, or make one with multiple colours.

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To play, toss the beanbag onto the colour that the spinner landed on. This is a fun and interactive way to learn colours .

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20. Simon Says

Simon says is a great game for teaching listening and attention skills and can easily be played with a beanbag.

Here are some fun Simon Says commands you can try. Adapt them to play with bean bags.

I hope you’ll enjoy trying some of these fun beanbag activities.

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Physical Education: Bean Bag Body

Warm up routine,   Body Talk Song follow directions of the song to help point to body parts (move your eyebrows up and down…).

Students will pick up and count 5 bean bags, and place them on their polyspot. When directed by the teacher the student will pick up 1 beanbag and place it on their head using the rhyme to help reinforce concept (cranium-cranium helps me think) and walk across the room, and place it into the bucket. Go back to your polyspot pick up another bean bag place it on their biceps (biceps biceps bend my arm), repeat with body parts: heart (my heart beats to pump my blood), Tummy (abdominals) (Tummy muscles stand up tall), Thigh (quadriceps quadriceps help me kick).  Repeat the phrase as you hold the bean bag and walk it to the bucket.  Use hand over hand assistance to redirect and assist if needed.

Posted on December 15, 2011 by Amy Roskelley

Here is a progressive lesson plan idea I did with my 1st and 2nd graders this week.

10 minutes: fitness 5 minutes: Give them each a bean bag and have them practice tossing and catching (to themselves). I stressed that the goal was to catch the bag not how high they could throw it. They needed to do a medium-high toss so that it stayed straight and they could do a good catch. I also set some ground rules such as no throwing at the basketball hoop. 5 minutes: I had them try different locomotor skills with their bean bag on their head such as walking, skipping, and galloping. I beat a drum at different speeds and they were to move along with the drum and freeze when the beat stopped without losing their bean bag. We also did a few with the bag on the shoulder (sliding), back (walking), and back of hand. 5 minutes: I divided them up into groups of 5-6 and had them line up behind a cone. Each group had a hula hoop a few feet in front of them. In turn, each child tried to toss the bean bag into the hoop. When each group member had tossed, they counted how many were in the hoop. Repeat. 5 minutes: I added a circular, bowl type cone a few feet in front of the hoops that were already there. I used a little imagination telling them they were crabs under a spell and the only way to become human again was to find a bean bag treasure and place it in the magical underwater shell. The game went like this: each team member, in turn, had to crab walk to the hula hoop from the cone. All the bean bags were in the hula hoop. They used their crab pincher to pick up a bag and place it on their stomach, then crab walk to the round cone (magical shell) and place their bag in it. Once it was there, they were human again and they could run back to their group and tag the next person to go. Goal was to get the whole team human again.

This lesson went like clock-work. All the kids were engaged and active the whole time.

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Basketball: Beanbag Dribbling Drill

Basketball: Beanbag Dribbling Drill

Here's a fun drill that will teach your players to keep their head up, while dribbling the ball with either the left or right hand.

Beanbag Circle Drill

Break your students into small groups and have them form 10-foot diameter circles on the court. Each player gets a basketball and each group gets one beanbag.

Players dribble the ball on the spot with their right hand while passing the beanbag to each other with their left hand. They should attempt to surprise players whose eyes are watching the ball instead of their teammates.

After a minute or two, switch hands.

Have players partner up and dribble around the court while passing the beanbag back and forth.

Reference : Geoff Shurtleff, “Basketball Coaching and Playing Tips: Beanbag Dribble.” submitted by Joe Ralko, PowerBasketball Website, 2002.

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