Coaching Association of Canada

Throwing – Stage 2 – Knock Down Ginger

Stage of Activity

FUNdamentals, Learn to Train

Equipment

Bean bags, balls

Time

5 - 10 minutes

Number of People

Unlimited - Groups of 3

How it Works

“Knock-down Ginger” Kids in groups of 3, with several bean bags or balls and several pins or empty 2-litre soft-drink bottles (may be ¼ full of water). Put the pins or soft-drink bottles in a circle one or two metres away from the play area. One child has the bean bags or balls and throws them at the pins or soft-drink bottles, one retrieves the bean bags or balls, and the third puts back up all the pins or bottles that are knocked down. The aim of the game is for the thrower to knock down all the pins or soft-drink bottles — and to eventually knock down all the pins or bottles with one bean bag or ball

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.