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Week 5: May 4, 2020
Skill of the week: Throwing overhand
This week we are introducing throwing overhand. This motor skill is also part of developing some physical literacy. Learning to throw a ball overhand is difficult for many. We will start with using a throwing rope. Todays equipment idea shows you how to make one.
Equipment of the week: Throwing rope
A throwing rope is a great piece of equipment. It can be purchased ready made from https://www.flaghouse.ca/Pages/AthleticsCanada/ as a part of a full set of equipment or better yet make one for yourself. BC Blind Sports uses them for sports days and in-service sessions frequently
This is a multi use piece of equipment. It makes a guide rope for running in a controlled space like a backyard or long hallway. Make sure it is waist high and not ankle and head high!
A trip to the dollar store will provide you the materials. The rope is 4,7 mm (3/16 inch) or 6mm (1/4 inch) braided poly rope or coated rope of some type to help with the sliding. It should be 5 to 7 metres long with loops tied on each end to anchor it if there is only one person to hold it.
The throwing tube is a cardboard roll center from a household box of tin foil. The bells hanging from the end are metal jingle bells from a dollar store tied on with string. Tubes can be made from a piece of PVC pipe. Mark the center of the tube with tape or colour if needed.
Game of the week: Chair Boccia
Using bean bags or slow rolling balls (i.e. ones partially deflated or something similar) and a target cone or object. It is played with an underhand toss. The object is to toss your bag closest to the target. Each player would get four to throw and the winner is the one with the one closest. Points are awarded for each one closer to the “pin” than their opponent. The target Pin can be identified by sound or light if appropriate. If played outside use balls that roll. Inexpensive water filled balls are available at stores like Walmart.
Websites of the week
Mini-movers is an Alberta based childcare group that
has a picture of one way to use the throwing rope
Another site (Active for Life) with some ideas for the
One Ability: https://oneability.ca/programs/
Please contact us with any questions or suggestions for resources to add to this program.
You can download the above information as a word document or as a pdf for use with screen readers or to print. The links are below.
BC Blind Sports staff are working remotely at this time but can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 604-321-1638
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