Zoneyball is an age-appropriate basketball “lead-up” game for grades kindergarten throughthird-grade. I am not for sure who to give credit to for inventing the game. I found in a physical education game book many moons ago! I have tweaked the game to an awesome children’s modified basketball game emphasizing passing, pivoting, man to man defense, and uncontested shooting. Advancing the ball to a “zone” allows two “zoneys” to shoot and nearly score with every possession. A five-second countdown with each possession makes for a fun time for everyone!
A professionally-trained crew of basketball officials works with COACH ‘EM UP to bring Zoneyball to introduce and help implement this game in gyms throughout the Austin area. Our first program/league started this 2011 basketball fall season at the West Austin Youth Association.
To learn more about bringing Zoneyball to your team, league, physical education class or recreational/fitness group, contact us. We would love to bring this perfect game to you.
Let’s not forget…..the game we are playing – in a 5 on 5 setting with 10 foot goals and a regulation basketball – is the same game being played by the NBA & WNBA! Adaptations, rule modifications, equipment and court adjustments are necessary in bringing a meaningful and exciting experience to beginners.