Underarm rolling is when an object is propelled forwards along the ground.
An underarm throw is used to propel an object over a short distance accurately. It involves the transference of weight forwards as the straight-throwing arm swings through from the back to the front to release the object at hip height.
Catching is receiving an object with hands. It involves the child visually tracking the object in flight and moving into a position to collect the object safely without dropping it. Catching is important in many major games, e.g. cricket, baseball, rounders, netball, basketball and rugby.
Kicking involves imparting force to an object with a foot. It requires good foot-eye coordination. An object can be moving or stationary. Kicking is used in football and rugby.
A two-handed throw is used to propel a ball towards a target or another child for them to catch. Fingers are spread behind the ball and wrists and elbows are extended forwards as the ball is released.
Bouncing is pushing the ball towards the ground with sufficient force to allow the ball to bounce back up to hand/hands at a level just below the hip. Bouncing is typically performed in a stationary position. It is important for playground games, basketball, handball and rhythmic gymnastics.
The overarm throw is a strong, direct throw that generates power from transferring weight in a rocking action. The skill is used in many major games, e.g. cricket, baseball, rounders, basketball and American football. The movement pattern is also used in throwing the javelin, serving in tennis and the overhead clear in badminton.
Dribbling is controlling a ball using the feet. It requires good foot-eye coordination. Feet perform a series of small kicks and drags to keep the ball travelling along the ground. It is important in rugby and football.
Dribbling is bouncing the ball and moving at the same time. Dribbling requires good hand-eye coordination. It is important in basketball, handball, playground games and rhythmic gymnastics.
Trapping is the term used to bring a moving object under control, so that it can then be further manipulated. Successful trapping will require good timing, good hand–eye or foot–eye coordination and control. The ability to trapping with feet is particularly important in football. A stick can also be used to trap an object, e.g. in hockey and ice hockey.
Striking involves making contact with a stationary or moving object with the aim of propelling that object towards a desired target or area. Striking requires good hand–eye coordination to track an incoming object and strike in one action. A strike could be one- or two-handed and may be made with hand(s) or an implement. Striking is involved in many major games, e.g. cricket, baseball, tennis, golf, volleyball and hockey.
This is a decision-making skill relating to when and where and how to move into space to receive an object successfully. Tracking is monitoring the environment picking up cues to inform action.
Move into Space to Strike an Object with Hand or Bat