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Ramped Up With Defense

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-Objective:

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Be the first team to catch all of their team’s balls

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Locomotor

    • Run​

  • Manipulative Send​

    • Propel 

    • Strike​

    • Throw

  • Manipulative Receive​

    • Catch​

-Equipment List:

-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Both teams have their ramp (R) placed at the same end of the court

  • A pitching/catching line is made approximately 7-10 paces away

  • One player from each team is the batter (B)

  • One player from each team is their team’s catcher (C)

  • One player from each team is their team’s pitcher

  • The other players are in a scattered position throughout the catching area

  • The balls are placed just in front of the pitching line (possibly inside a bucket or hoola hoop…)

-Instructions:

  • On the signal to begin the pitchers roll their balls towards the ramp and once the ball has rolled up the ramp and popped up, the batters attempt to strike the ball to members of their team.

  • If the ball misses the ramp, or the batter misses to hit the ball, the catcher gets the ball and rolls the ball back to their pitcher.

  • The players attempt to catch the ball.

  • Teams can play defense and knock opponent's balls away.

  • A caught ball is put into a ball bag.

  • First team to get all of their balls into their bag is the winner.

Queestions

-Questions & Notes:

  • Which offensive tactics are most useful for the teams?

    • What makes it easiest to hit the ball where you wish?​

  • Which defensive tactics are most useful for the teams?

    • What makes it easiest to receive the ball the easiest?​

  • For more striking/fielding games go to: