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Learning Intention

Catching in pairs links to activities regarding throwing and catching.

Band Level

3 - 4, 5 - 6, Skill Development

Content Description


Skill Focus

Catching, Locomotor Movement, Throwing


  • 1 soft core ball per pair
  • 1 glove per player


  1. Players form pairs.
  2. On your signal, players throw to each other aiming for their partner’s chest.
  3. After 5 successful throws, each player takes 1 step back aiming to reach the line behind them.
  4. Use player role models to demonstrate the correct technique and become familiar with the glove.

Change It...


  • Reduce the distance between players and throw underarm


  • Players count the number of consecutive catches and try to increase this number
  • Players count the number of throws each pair can make in 30 seconds


  • Hold the ball in the fingers, not the palm of the hand
  • Take a step forward as you throw
  • Aim for your partner’s chest
  • Stand side-on to the player you are throwing to
  • Catch the ball in the pocket of the glove


  • What do you need to do with your bare hand and the glove to make sure the ball stays in?