This is a grid game to develop the body catch technique


  • Mark out a grid 5m by 5m using cones
  • Divide the players into groups of five
  • Position one player along each length of the grid
  • Position the fifth player in the middle of the grid
  • The outside players must move along the lengths of the grid throwing the ball to each other to retain possession
  • The ball must be caught using the Body Catch technique
  • The middle player attempts to intercept the ball
  • If the ball is dropped or intercepted, the outside player responsible moves to take up position as the ‘piggy in the middle’

STEP Variation

Space - To increase the difficulty increase the size of the grid


PE Curriculum Skill Strand Unit
  • Skill Strand Unit Sample 1