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Learning Intention

Hit the hoop is an inclusive activity that encourages players to try different sending techniques, reflect on the results and change if necessary.

Band Level

F - 2, 3 - 4, Skill Development

Content Description


Skill Focus

Accuracy, Throwing


  • 1 foam ball per players
  • Hoops
  • Marker cones


  1. Divide your players into groups of 4.
  2. Using a hoop as a target, place it onto a fence, wall or hold out at chest height when standing.
  3. Set out markers cones at distances of 5, 8 10 and 12 metres.
  4. Each player in the group has a ball and starts at the 5 metre mark then throws at the target hoop registering 1 point per target hit.
  5. Each player will have 3 throws at each distance, only retrieving the balls after all players have thrown.

Change It...


  • Use larger targets positioned closer to the throwing line


  • Score bonus points if the ball hits a target
  • Set a target and compete in teams. Aim for the smallest number of throws to hit each target or the most number of targets hit in a certain time.
  • Set different points depending on the distance of the target from the pitching line


  • Why is it hitting a target so important?
  • Where should we be looking when we are throwing the ball?
  • What method of gripping the ball is the most successful?