Balance Beam Ball Catch

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-Objective:

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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:

  • Manipulative Send

  • Throw

  • Manipulative Receive

  • Catch

-Equipment List:

  • A lot of balls.

  • A volleyball net.

  • Low balance beam or Create A Beam Balance Set

-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • 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.

-Instructions:

  • 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:

  • Variations:

  • 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?

Questions or comments? 

Please contact Dr. John Byl at:

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     JOHNBYL50@gmail.com

     (905) 923-0938

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