Back-to-Back Catch

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-Objective:

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For two players to attempt to catch as many balls in a row as possible.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Manipulative Send

  • Throw

  • Manipulative Receive

  • Catch

-Equipment List:

  • One ball per two players.

-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Two players stand back to back.

  • One player holds a ball.

-Instructions:

  • The player with the ball tosses it over the two players heads and the other player attempts to catch the ball.

  • Count how many consecutive catches can be made.

Queestions

-Questions & Notes:

  • Main point of this activity is to teach the importance of tracking a ball in flight.

  • Variations:

  • Players can only look forward (not up)--very difficult to succeed at.

  • Players try for speed--Count how many catches can be made in a specified time.

  • Questions for Understanding:

  • Is it easier to catch the ball with eyes looking forward or up? Why?

  • How does catching for speed effect catching ability? Why?

Questions or comments? 

Please contact Dr. John Byl at:

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     JOHNBYL50@gmail.com

     (905) 923-0938

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