This Ball Sense Activity is designed to develop children’s carrying and striking skills

Organisation

  • Make a lane using markers
  • Place 3 small hurleys/wooden bats (max. 16 inches in length) on the ground by the first marker
  • Line children up in groups of approx. 3 behind the first marker
  • Each activity is conducted in a lane

Task

a) Run and Waggle Hurley

  • On the whistle, the first child in eachline will walk to the end of the lane,waggling the hurley up and down

b) Run and Waggle Hurley

  • On the whistle, the first child in each line will walk to the end of the lane, carrying the beanbag on the bas
  • Progress to repeat above while jogging

Teaching Points 

  • With the ‘hurley hand’, each child grips hurley, pressing the thumb on the handle
  • Point the hurley forward and the ‘toe’ of the hurley facing away from the body to the dominant side
  • Waggle the hurley up and down with the wrist, keeping the arm straight - call this the ‘waggle grip’
  • Keep the bas of the hurley flat