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Coordination – Ball skills

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Coordination – Ball skills

Ball skills, Coordination

Using a range of balls, bean bags and scarves, the activities in this pack will help pupils develop their coordination skills. They get to work on not only hand-eye and foot-eye coordination, but also coordination of their body when chasing a ball.


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Learning outcomes

Pupils will be able to:

  • Demonstrate control of a piece of equipment while static
  • Demonstrate control of a piece of equipment while travelling
  • Track a ball, follow and stop it with effective timing and judgement
  • Describe what happens to the body during a warm-up activity
  • Work with a team to improve ball skills and control

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Warm-up: Heads, shoulders, knees and toes

Using a familiar rhyme to provide timing and rhythm, 'Heads, shoulders, knees and toes' is a fun warm-up for all pupils. Using a bean bag each, they slowly prepare minds and bodies for the activities that follow.


Film: Navigation

Watch this film to see the Navigation skill development activity in action! Pupils will learn to navigate different spaces using either a bean bag or a ball.


Skill development: Navigation

"Round the tree!", "Through the tunnel!", "Into the hole!"– where does the bean bag go next, and how do you get it there? This activity is a great way for pupils to practise keeping control of an object while moving along.


Skill development: Keep it moving

Pupils work in pairs to develop control of a piece of equipment, first while stationary and then while moving. It challenges their object manipulation, ball skills and creativity. They start with a bean bag, then move on to a ball when ready.


Film: Roll and ride

This film shows how this fun game allows pupils to put their rolling and tracking skills to the test. Watch the film to see how it works!


Game: Roll and ride

Ready for a challenge, and bit of friendly competition? This fun game needs ball control, as well as the ability to move at the right speed to track and stop a ball.

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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: Ball control practice

This is a quick and fun activity that will help develop your ball-handling skills, useful in lots of different sports. You can play it on your own or with a friend.