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Long Throw Count

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Successful catches help players count more points.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Manipulative Send

  • Throw

  • Manipulative Receive

  • Catch

-Equipment List:

  • One ball per two players.

  • Many beanbags or a couple decks of cards as counters.


-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Players are paired up and stand on opposite sides of a court (volleyball, or basketball...)

  • One player holds a ball.

  • Place counters (bean bags or playing cards or....) spread out across the middle of the court between the players.


  • Players throw a ball to their partner on the other side of the court.

  • Then both players run and switch places.

  • If the ball is caught the catcher picks up a counter (bean bag or playing card...) and runs to the other side of the court.

  • If the ball is not caught the catcher just juns to the other side of the court without picking up a counter.

  • When all the counters are picked up from the centre of the playing area, the game is done, and partners can tally up how many points they scored.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Variation:

  • Use different objects like pool noodles or footballs or scoops...

  • Vary the distance between partners to maximize success.

  • Questions for Understanding:

  • What type of throw makes it easiest to catch the object?

  • What techniques assist a catcher to catch the object?

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