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Week 2: Basketball


During this program, PLEASE ADHERE TO CDC AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS GUIDELINES. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay home. Save lives.

Some alternative options for a basketball include: kickball, play ball, soccer ball, etc. GET CREATIVE if you don't have access to a basketball. If you don't have access to a hoop, use tape in the shape of a box on a wall acting as a backboard!

For some activities, cones may be needed. If you don't have cones, feel free to use any other type of object in your house that can be used as an obstacle or barrier for the sport.

Make sure your team is registered.

Each week a new set of missions will be released. To complete each mission you must submit a photo/video to us via the event page. When you submit your photos/videos, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU HASHTAG THE FOLLOWING: YOUR TEAM NAME, THE ACTIVITY HASHTAG, AND #MCRDHSC so we can assign points correctly. Once a week has ended, those missions will no longer be available to complete.  Mission entries will ONLY be accepted on the event Facebook page. 

Again, thanks for taking the initiative to stay active and continue staying involved with sports during this time. I will do my best along with MCRD to make this a memorable family program. If you have any questions or needs for the program, please email me at ENJOY the MCRD Home Sports Challenge!


200 Points (#BASKETBALLUNIFORM) - Team Uniform Design - We'd like to see how you would design your family team uniform! Use the template attached, print it off, and fill it in how you'd like. Be creative with it. Snap a picture of it and submit it.

200 Points (#BASKETBALLCOLORING) - NBA/NCAA Coloring Page or Basketball - What team is your favorite basketball team? Is it in the NBA? A college team? Check out the attached link for some coloring pages, fill one out, and show us your favorite team with some swag on if you've got some! If your team isn't there draw out the logo!  

300 Points (#BASKETBALLWATERCHUG) - Water Chug Race - Even while in quarantine with not as much activity, it is still important to continue to keep drinking water, especially while playing sports. Watch this video on tips to stay hydrated. THEN, film your team having a water drinking contest with whatever amount of water to show you're drinking water!   

300 Points (#BASKETBALLRULES) - Rules - Learn the rules of basketball together as a family. Film yourselves briefly explaining in 15 seconds a part of how to play the game. The more creative, the better! Make it fun! MCRD's basketball league rules can be found at; select youth sports, then basketball and "6u-17u."   

400 Points (#HARLEMWARMUP) - Warm-Up with the Harlem Globetrotters - The Harlem Globetrotters are some of the best ball-handlers in the world! Watch this video and follow along to find out their top 5 ball-handling warm-ups. Take a video of your team doing one together to complete this mission! 

400 Points (#BASKETBALLSPIN) - Spin on your Finger - Ever wanted to learn how to spin a basketball on your finger? Learn how today with this awesome tutorial that allows you to practice this anywhere in your home. Once you've gotten a good handle on it, show us a video to complete this mission! You're whole family will be pros by the end of the day!   

500 Points (#BASKETBALLDRILLS) - Drills - Watch this video of some drills your team can do together to practice basketball. Time to get outside! Film your team doing the drill and upload to complete the mission. Be sure to do this in a safe area. If you have any additional or different drills you'd like to do, feel free to do them instead.   

500 Points (#BASKETBALLPLAYER) - Famous Player Report - If you really work hard with basketball you could become a professional! With parents permission/help, do some research on some famous basketball players and choose one you like! Upload a video of your team talking about him/her and some cool facts!

500 Points (#BASKETBALLHORSE) - HORSE - It's time to play HORSE! Take turns as team members trying out different shots. If one member makes a shot, all other members must complete the same shot or they receive a letter starting with "H." Last one that hasn't spelled HORSE wins! Upload a cool shot during the game to finish this mission!

600 Points (#BASKETBALLTRICKSHOT) - SPECIAL CHALLENGE: Trick Shot - Think you can creatively do a cool trick shot as a family? See how creative, crazy, and awesome of a shot you can make as a family! You've got 15 seconds to show us what you've got! Use random objects from your house to help out. Watch the attached link for inspiration.   

600 Points (#BASKETBALLSTEREOTYPES) - Basketball Stereotypes - Let's have a little fun. Watch the attached video and recreate some of the stereotypes. Show us your funny side! 

700 Points (#BASKETBALLSCRIMMAGE) - Family Scrimmage - Time to play the game! Be sure to stay safe and play safe. Play as a team practicing what you've learned this week! Throw some globetrotter ball handling and some crazy trick shots in there! Make it fun and have fun! Upload a video/photo of your team completing the mission.