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Coordination – Receiving and trapping


Coordination – Receiving and trapping

Locomotor skills, Coordination

This pack is designed to help pupils at KS1/Foundation develop their ability to receive and trap incoming equipment – usually balls – accurately and effectively. These skills are used in many sports: not only invasion games such as basketball, netball, football and rugby, but also striking-and-fielding games such as softball and cricket.

What resources are in this pack?

How long does it take to deliver this pack?

clock 50 minutes

Learning outcomes

Pupils will be able to:

  • Receive a piece of equipment in a variety of ways (with hands and feet)
  • Demonstrate receiving and trapping skills with a variety of equipment
  • Identify which body parts can be used when receiving and trapping
  • Describe what happens to the body during a warm-up activity

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Film: Coordination - Receiving and trapping summary

This film shows the warm-up 'Dynamic detectives', the skill development 'Dynamic duos' and the game 'How many ways?' in action. Pupils practice sending and receiving different equipment independently, as a pair and in teams.


Warm-up: Dynamic detectives

The 'Dynamic detective' activity lets pupils explore the skills of catching with hands and trapping with feet. This is a warm-up that will definitely keep pupils' attention: it includes rolling, kicking, sliding and chasing, throwing, bouncing, trapping and catching!


Skill development: Dynamic duos

This is a great activity for developing catching and trapping skills. Pairs of pupils focus on catching with hands and trapping with feet. Each 'dynamic duo' uses a range of equipment to practise a variety of receiving and trapping skills.


Game: How many ways?

'How many ways?' is a circuit game that gives pupils the chance to use a range of equipment for receiving. The circuit context provides an opportunity for pupils to apply the skills they've practiced in a fun challenge. 

Liverpool players training

Cool down: Walk and talk

While walking around to cool down, pupils review their learning in pairs. They then work in larger groups to visually evaluate their progress on a learning pitch. 


Star training: Rebound ready

This is a quick and fun activity that will help develop your speed of movement to trap a ball with your foot. You can play it on your own or with a friend.