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Learning Intention

Perfect catch emphasises a variety of strategies for keeping the ball off the ground, particularly overhead passing.

Band Level

3 - 4, Skill Development, Game Concepts

Content Description


Skill Focus

Catching, Throwing


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


  1. Play in groups of 6-8.
  2. Each player is given a letter; 1 player begins with the ball.
  3. The player throws the ball into the air and calls out another player’s letter.
  4. The player with that letter attempts to catch the ball while other players run away.
  5. If the ball is caught, the player immediately throws the ball into the air while calling out another letter.
  6. The game repeats
  7. If the ball is dropped, the player fielding the ball calls ‘FREEZE’.
  8. Players freeze.
  9. The player with the ball has 1 turn to roll the ball at a frozen player.
  10. If the player doesn’t hit a frozen player, they throw the ball back in the air again and call out another letter.

Change It...


  • Allow 1 bounce before the catch if required
  • Reduce the size of the playing area


  • Add in an additional ball; spread the players out more or delay calling out the letter


Encourage players to be aware of others and the space around them, particularly when moving to catch the ball


  • How could we throw the ball to make it harder for the fielders?
  • Can we call something else other than a letter?