Coaching Association of Canada

Throwing – Stage 1

Stage of Activity

Active - Start, FUNdamentals 

Equipment

Bean bags, balls

Time

5 - 10 minutes

Number of People

Unlimited

How it Works

Start with “Throw over a Line”. Have children throw a small ball or bean bag a certain distance Work on fundamentals; once children know the fundamentals, move to the next game, “Ball or Bean Bag in Bucket.”

One ball per child (bean bag for very young children), one bucket per 3-4 children. Children stand a little over a metre from the bucket and toss the ball in using: An underhand throw; an overhand throw. Children compete to see how many throws they can get in the bucket. Once they succeed at one distance, children move a little farther away and try again to get the ball in the bucket
 

Applications

Teaches FUNdamentals of throwing, keeping athlete’s head and eyes up.

Modifications

Can be used in all environments: field, court, pool, snow, ice, gym.