Ball Slam

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-Objective:

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Players complete a set number of bounces or try to attain the most bounces in a set time.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Manipulative Send

  • Throw

  • Non-locomotor

  • Balance

  • Jump

-Equipment List:

  • One Bosu ball

  • One High-bounce Medicine Ball (could also use a basketball, volleyball...)

-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • A player stands on a Bosu ball holding a high-bounce medicine ball (could also use a basketball…).

-Instructions:

  • A player jumps up on the Bosu ball holding the high-bounce ball in front of face.

  • On the way down to the Bosu ball the player slams the high-bounce ball onto the floor and lands with both feet balanced on the Bosu ball.

  • Once the high-bounce ball rebounds back to the hands of the player the exercise is repeated.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Variation:

  • Flip Bosu ball upside-down

  • Question for Understanding:

  • What helps players keep balance when throwing and catching?

Questions or comments? 

Please contact Dr. John Byl at:

JOHNBYL50@gmail.com

 (905) 923-0938

212 Stonehenge Drive, Unit 50

Ancaster, Ontario

L9K 1N4

Canada

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