The Underhand Throwing Pattern

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Learn the starting position and the rocking movement needed for underhand throwing

Student Application

Try some new techniques for using a ball for exercise and controlling a ball for fun.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will learn how to control the ball.
    1. Students should hold the balls close to their bodies. This position is called the "tummy" position. Each student should then extend the ball away from his/her body, as if the student's stomach was as large as Santa's. This is known as the "Santa" position. The stu...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Practice with a stationary object:
    1. Using a building or ball wall with a target line and standing about ten feet from the wall, students may practice the underhand throwing pattern.
    2. The release: The students should release the ball as it swings between their waist and shoulde...

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