Balance Beam Ball Catch
For teams of players to get all of their players to stand on a low balance beam after successful throws and catches.
-Fundamental Movement Skills:
A lot of balls.
A volleyball net.
Low balance beam or Create A Beam Balance Set
Use a volleyball court with a volleyball net set up.
Place a Create A Beam or low balance beam at either end of the volleyball court.
Divide players into two teams and position them on either side of a net.
Have each team place one of their players on the balance beam on the other side of the playing court.
Distribute the balls equally to both teams.
On the leader's signal to begin, players attempt to throw their balls to the receiver balanced on the beam.
If the catcher catches the ball, while staying on the beam, the player who threw the ball joins the catcher.
Players may not block thrown balls with their body or anything held by their body--the leader may wish to place a restraining line behind which the players may not defend from.
The first team to get all of their players standing on the beam is the winner.
-Questions & Notes:
Change the placement of the beam.
Change the placement from where players can toss the ball.
Questions for Understanding:
How can players improve their accuracy of their throws?
Are there ways to defend without using your body, or anything held by your body?