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Hand Strike: Through the Gates

Hurling – Ball Sense
  • Technical Proficiency icon

This Ball Sense Activity is designed to develop children’s ball-handling skills, carrying and striking skills, movement skills relevant to games and applying simple rules to games.


  • The players work in pairs
  • Mark a gate for each pair using 2 markers


  • Each child, in turn, strikes the ball through the gate to their partner
  • Practise striking both with and without stopping the ball
  • Practise using the open hand and the closed fist

Teaching Points

  • Place the feet side on to the gate
  • Face the non-striking shoulder to the target
  • Practise using both the left and right hands
Equipment required:
  • Football icon Football
  • Markers icon Markers