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Learning Intention

Keep it off links to activities requiring throwing, catching and defending.

Band Level

3 - 4, 5 - 6, Skill Development

Content Description


Skill Focus

Catching, Defending, Throwing


  • 1 foam ball per group


  1. Divide the players into groups of 3, with 2 players passing the ball to each other, keeping it away from the third group member.
  2. When the ball is intercepted, players switch roles.

Change It...


  • Reduce the playing area
  • Introduce a no-go zone that only the defender can enter


  • On your call, vary the type of pass, ie ground ball, underarm or overarm
  • Set a target
  • Add a time limit


  • Fielding players should move their feet and body behind the ball
  • Players should bend at the knees and waist, with the fingers pointing down to field the ball


  • What can we do to make this game harder for the player trying to intercept the ball?
  • When the defender is standing in front of you, what is the best type of throw?
  • When the defender is standing next to the receiver, what type of throw is best?