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Learning Intention

Hoop throw combines fielding, passing and target throwing.

Band Level

3 - 4, 5 - 6, Skill Development

Content Description


Skill Focus

Catching, Teamwork, Throwing


  • 1 hoop per pair
  • 1 foam ball per pair
  • 1 bucket (or similar) per pair


  1. Players stand opposite their partner in a wide circle around a hoop.
  2. Instruct players to throw the ball so it bounces inside the hoop for their partner to catch.
  3. 1 point is scored for each catch.

Change It...


  • Decrease the distance between the hoop and the players
  • Players get 2 points for catching the ball in the hoop


  • Receiver moves backwards on each catch
  • Increase the distance between the hoop and the player


  • Is it easier to catch the ball on the full in the hoop or on the bounce?