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MR WHELAN'S PE CHALLENGE

This term we plan to develop skills needed for rounders.

WEEK 1 CHALLENGE! Bowling/Underarm Throw (Week Beginning - 27th April)

The bowler must bowl a ball towards the batter so that: it is thrown with a smooth underarm action. Here is your #HomeChallenge courtesy of @YouthSportTrust.

Home PE in the Box

You can increase your distance for difficulty.

If you don't have any bean bags you could use socks. If you are in the garden, you could use a tennis ball or practice bowling to the wall.

What other ideas have you got to practice your underarm thrown? 

Question Suggestions

  • How do we need to hold the ball?
  • How did you change your technique for the different distances?
  • How do we throw the ball underarm?
  • Why is a smooth underarm action important?
  • How did you stay motivated to keep trying?
  • What do you think was successful in your learning today and what did you find difficult?

WEEK 2 CHALLENGE! Bowling/Underarm Throw (Week Beginning - 4th May)

Last Monday we started our Rounders, focusing on our underarm throw/bowling.

Using your underarm technique I want you to practice bowling a good ball. A good ball is below the head and above the knees and a smooth action. 

NO BALL

  • Not smooth underarm action
  • Ball is above head or below knee
  • Ball bounces on way to you
  • Wide or straight at body

Indoor - practice with socks bowling at a door or wall.

Outdoor - practice against a tall fence or wall (tennis ball)

 Question Suggestions

  • What are some key reasons for the ball being called a no ball?
  • What is a good ball?
  • Why is a smooth underarm action important?
  • At what height should we release the ball?
  • What do you think was successful in your learning today and what did you find difficult?

WEEK 3 CHALLENGE! Throwing Accuracy (Week Beginning - 11th May)

We have focused on our underarm technique (bowling) in the last two weeks. Today we are focusing on throwing at a target with accuracy. TOP TIP Step forwards with one foot, releasing the object from low to high using your opposite hand.

Have a go at Target Treasure. Video clip of this activity is below. 

Target Treasure

Challenge yourself by increasing the distance if you can. REMEMBER: IT'S ABOUT THROWING WITH ACCURACY.

Question Suggestions

  • What are some key reasons for throwing a ball with accuracy in rounders?
  • Why is eye-hand coordination important?
  • What parts of your body are you using when throwing at a target?
  • What key skills have you learnt today?
  • What do you think was successful in your learning today and what did you find difficult?

WEEK 4 CHALLENGE! Catching Technique (Week Beginning - 18th May)

Developing our catching technique for rounders. Have a go at Top Ten at home. Video clip of this activity is below

Challenge Yourself

  1.  Increase the distance
  2. Increase the number of catches or see how many catches you can do in a minute.
  3. Vary the types of throws in twos to challenge your catching ability - you could throw high, low, chest height and practice catching while moving.

Question Suggestions

  • What have you learned about catching today?
  • How did you change your techinque as distance increased?
  • What were some of the reasons you dropped the ball?
  • When moving towards a catch, what did you need to focus on or change?
  • What do you think was successful in your learning today and what did you find difficult?

WEEK 5 CHALLENGE! Catching Technique (Week Beginning - 25th May)

Continued focus on catching This week I would like you to practice these three catching techniques below.

  • The High Catch
  • The Skim Catch
  • The Close Catch - (Is to deal with catches close to the posts or low strikes, not wickets as stated in the image)

Also have a read through ROUNDERS AT HOME: Body Position, Safe Hands and Anticipating the Speed.

 

Question Suggestions

  • What can you tell me about the three different catches today?
  • Do you know when you might use these catches in rounders?
  • What did you find easy and what did you find difficult when developing these catches? Why?
  • Why is body position important?
  • Why is hands positioning important?
  • What does it mean anticipating the speed?
  • What do you think was successful in your learning today and what did you find difficult?