Saturday, January 19, 2013

Cannon Ball

This may be going a little too far
Cannon Ball is a great activity for your youngest beginners. It's a variation of a toss-catch activity like Cone Catch or 1 Bounce, 2 Bounce. Perfect for warm-ups or homework for any age group.

Coach tosses a ball high in the air and calls out a player's name. Player attempts to catch the ball after at least one bounce. All players and coach count aloud together how many bounces occur before player catches the ball. Continue until all players have had a turn.

Variations

  • Use different types of balls - rubber playground balls, beach balls, soccer balls, etc.
  • Play with pairs of partners taking turns tossing and catching with each other.
Adapted from USTA's Learn To Rally And Play