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Chapter 25 Throwing and Catching. Chapter 25 Key Points Throwing and Catching The skills of throwing and catching go hand in hand Teachers must initially.

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1 Chapter 25 Throwing and Catching

2 Chapter 25 Key Points Throwing and Catching The skills of throwing and catching go hand in hand Teachers must initially focus on throwing and catching as separate skills Later the skills are combined into more game-like situations

3 Chapter 25 Key Points Throwing A basic movement performed to propel an object away from the body Basic pattern consists of: 1) grasping the object with one or both hands 2) the preparatory phase 3) the propulsive phase 4) the follow-through phase A wide range of throwing abilities are found within an elementary class Observe and assess each child’s skill level Design instructional tasks accordingly

4 Chapter 25 Key Points Catching Is receiving and controlling of an object by the body or its parts Initial catching reaction in young child is to: 1. Fend object off 2. Use body (i.e. the chest) to help trap the ball as arms surround it Wide range of catching abilities in the elementary class Using soft textured objects during catching tasks, assess students’ developmental characteristics Then plan appropriate instructional tasks accordingly

5 Chapter 25 Key Points Teaching Throwing and Catching Precontrol Level Tasks Children at precontrol of catching are usually also at precontrol of throwing Provide multitude of experiences in both skills. Teach throwing first (in static) For catching, focus on child catching throws made directly to him/her.

6 Chapter 25 Key Points Teaching Throwing and Catching (cont) Control Level Tasks Provide throwing experiences in relatively static contexts e.g. Different speeds Different distances Over/under At various targets Provide catching experiences Using both hands on either side of body At different levels

7 Chapter 25 Key Points Teaching Throwing and Catching (cont) Utilization Level Tasks Since throwing can be done smoothly in various static situations, introduce tasks in dynamic e.g. Throw whilst traveling Throw accurately at moving targets Jump to throw Since catching can be done consistently in static, introduce unpredictable, dynamic tasks, e.g. Catch whilst moving in relationship to various objects and/or people.

8 Chapter 25 Key Points Teaching Throwing and Catching (cont) Proficiency Level Tasks –At this level children can throw and catch in complex game like experiences entailing: Unpredictable and dynamic contexts Different relationships to an opponent Rapid changes in speed, directions and levels

9 Chapter 25 Key Points Teaching Throwing and Catching (cont) Activities found in text Identifies Tasks Identifies Challenges Assessment ideas found throughout chapter

10 Progression Spiral for Developing the Skill Theme of Throwing and Catching PROFICIENCY LEVEL Playing passball Playing team handball (modified) Playing four ‑ person football Playing Frisbee football Playing half ‑ court basketball (modified) Playing Hit the Pin Playing Keep Away Throwing to avoid a defender Running the bases Playing Frisbee Stretch UTILIZATION LEVEL Throwing while in the air Catching to throw quickly to a target Catching to throw quickly to a partner Playing Frisbee Golf Target backaway Throwing for distance and accuracy Throwing to a moving target Throwing to make a partner move to catch Throwing on the move Throwing and catching while traveling Moving to catch CONTROL LEVEL Bench Bounce Catch Throwing and catching over a net with a partner Throwing and catching with a partner Throwing for distance Throwing a ball against a wall and catching the rebound Catching with a scoop Throwing a Frisbee Throwing backhand to a target Throwing to high targets Throwing underhand to hoops Bowling for targets Hit the Can Throwing overhand at a stationary target Catching in different places around the body Throwing an object to different levels and catching it Bouncing a ball to self and catching it Overs, Unders, and Sides Throwing sidearm Throwing underhand Throwing overhand PRECONTROL LEVEL Tossing to self and catching Drop ‑ Catch Catching from a skilled thrower Catching a rolling ball Throwing at a large target Throwing a yarn ball against the wall


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