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Kickball

Activity:  Kickball

Skill 1: Throwing

Objective:

To increase the distance, speed and accuracy of a thrown ball.

To be able to make accurate tosses to a partner at varying distances

Points of emphasis:

  • Whether a ball is thrown, underhanded, sidearmed or overhanded, the grip is the same.
  • Fingers are spread comfortably but tightly across the seam of the ball.
  • Weight transfers begin on the rear foot and follows through to the front as the ball is released.

Health/P.E. Standard 10.3.3, 10.4.3, 10.3.6, 10.4.6

 

Skill 2:  Base running

Goals:

For the students to use the skills learned in track activities in the kickball/wiffleball activities.

Use the skills learned in phys. ed. class in after school activities.

Points of Emphasis:

  • You may overrun first base only
  • Runners must touch each base
  • No leading off base
  • No base stealing
  • Run within the limits of the base lines
  • If the base line is blocked by another player the runner is awarded the next base

Health/P.E. Standard 10.3.3, 10.4.3, 10.3.6, 10.4.6

 

Skill 3:  Catching

Goals:

To increase success in catching a thrown, hit or kicked ball

To be able to demonstrate proper form when catching ground balls, line drives and fly balls.

 

Points of Emphasis:

  • Keep your eye on the ball.
  • Little fingers are together and directed down for catches below the waist.
  • Thumbs together, fingers pointed up for catches above the waist.
  •  On high fly balls, try to catch the ball above the head.

Health/P.E. Standard 10.3.3, 10.4.3, 10.3.6, 10.4.6