Abstract„One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.” This quotation of Kareem Abdul Jabbar, a former NBA player, perfectly describes the main idea of this thesis. It aims to give pupils of the new or module-based “Oberstufe” (Upper secondary education) an understanding of team basketball. The main focus lies on team defense and communication, which are considered to be crucial elements of a successful team. The theoretical part provides a detailed description of the aspects mentioned above. In addition to that it gives an overview of the underlying set of rules, different types of defense, rules and regulations concerning fouls and common shooting techniques.The practical part of the thesis introduces a modified lesson plan for a module-based “Oberstufe” and explains how a module in this specific Oberstufe could be conducted. As a realization of the theoretical part, the lesson plan takes into account all the aspects discussed and shows how to put them into practice. Through team basketball and defense strategies, pupils are supposed be motivated to do sports, experience what makes a good team and learn how to successfully operate within a team as individuals as well as a collective.