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Learning Intention

Ground ball is a rolling and trapping activity that leads to improved fielding skills.

Band Level

F - 2, 3 - 4, Skill Development

Content Description


Skill Focus

Catching, Fielding, Locomotor Movement, Rolling, Throwing


  • 1 soft core ball per pair
  • 1 glove per player (optional)


  1. Players line up side-by-side, each with a ball. 1 player begins facing the group, 10 metres away.
  2. On ‘GO’, 1 player at a time rolls a ground ball in the direction of the other player.
  3. The player must move to field and return as many ground balls as possible within a certain time.

Change It...


  • Use larger balls
  • Allow the players to field the ball before the next ball is rolled
  • Increase the rolling distance to give the fielder more time


  • Vary the speed of the rolls to challenge the fielder
  • Reduce the time between rolls


  • Move behind the ball
  • Bend at the waist and knees
  • Watch the ball into your hands


  • How can you field the most ground balls?
  • Once you field the ball, what do you need to do to get ready for the next roll?