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

Organisation

  • The children carry out this activity individually or in pairs
  • Each child/pair has a small hurley and a small sponge ball

Task

  • In a stationary position bounce the ball on the hurley
  • Challenge the children to see how many bounces each can make
  • Progress to doing this while walking

Teaching Points

  •  Point the hurley forward with the ‘toe’ of the hurley facing away from the body to the dominant side
  • Keep the bas of the hurley flat
  • Keeping eyes on the ball, hit gently with the bas of the hurley