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Learning Intention

Pairs passing links to activities that help to develop throwing and catching skills.

Band Level

3 - 4, 5 - 6, Skill Development

Content Description


Skill Focus

Catching, Locomotor Movement, Throwing


  • 1 foam ball per pair (or similar low impact ball)
  • 1 glove each (optional)


  1. Players form pairs.
  2. On your signal, players throw to each other for 30 seconds.
  3. At the end of 30 seconds, the player with the ball moves to form a new pair.
  4. Throwing starts again.

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
  • Stand side-on to the player you are throwing to
  • Catch the ball with 2 hands


  • Ensure a safe distance between pairs
  • Each pair to throw in the same direction


  • How can you increase the number of throws within the time limit?
  • Where should your glove hand be pointing when you are about to make a throw?
  • In which direction should you be stepping when you are about to make a throw?