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.

Organisation

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

Task

  • 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