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Health Opportunities Through Physical Education

Worksheet: Analyzing Basic Skills


Name: ________________________________
Carsen Otto Class: ___________________
9pe2 Date: ______________

Instructions:

 Make sure your upper body is warmed up before you start this activity.
 Start by throwing lightly (50%) and gradually move to throwing harder (up to 75%).
 Do not try to throw your hardest.

Part 1. Analyzing Your Throwing


Rating Chart for Overhand Throwing With Dominant Arm
Throwing mechanics Needs Good
improvement mechanics
Preparation phase: Stands with side pointing in direction of
throw
Force production phase 1: Reaches backward with throwing
arm, elbow is at or above shoulder height
Force production phase 2: Makes a long step forward with
foot opposite to throwing arm
Force production phase 3: Turns lower body toward target,
upper body lags behind
Force production phase 4: Shoulders turn toward target,
upper arm lags behind
Force production phase 5: Upper arm moves forward, elbow
remains high
Force production phase 6: Flexes wrist before follow-through

Critical instant: Releases the ball at an angle that is


appropriate for reaching the target
Recovery phase: Follows through across the body with
throwing arm after ball release

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Part 2. Nondominant Arm Overhand Throwing Analysis


Rating Chart for Overhand Throwing With Nondominant Arm
Throwing mechanics Needs Good
improvement mechanics
Preparation phase: Stands with side pointing in direction of
throw
Force production phase 1: Reaches backward with throwing
arm, elbow is at or above shoulder height
Force production phase 2: Makes a long step forward with
foot opposite to throwing arm
Force production phase 3: Turns lower body toward target,
upper body lags behind
Force production phase 4: Shoulders turn toward target,
upper arm lags behind
Force production phase 5: Upper arm moves forward, elbow
remains high
Force production phase 6: Flexes wrist before follow-through

Critical instant: Releases the ball at an angle that is


appropriate for reaching the target
Recovery phase: Follows through across the body with
throwing arm after ball release.

Part 3. Throwing Challenges


Challenge First attempt score Second attempt score
(# of targets hit) (# of targets hit)
Target practice dominant hand ___
5 /10 ___
6 /10
Target practice nondominant hand ___
2 /10 ___
4 /10
Knockdown dominant hand ___
4 hits in 30 seconds ___
5 hits in 30 seconds
Knockdown nondominant hand ___
1 hits in 30 seconds ___
2 hits in 30 seconds
Run, jump, and throw ___
2 /10 ___
4 /10
Catch and throw 3 hits in 30 seconds
___ 4 hits in 30 seconds
___

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Reflection Questions
1. Describe the elements of your overhand throw that need work.
I need to work on more hand eye coordination. I also need to time when I throw the ball
when I jump.

2. Describe the main differences between your dominant and nondominant hands for the
overhand throw.
My dominant hand is more precise and sturdy when throwing the ball. But the
non-dominant hand is way less precise. My hand moves a lot more when throwing.

3. What are some techniques that helped you on the throwing challenges?
looking at the target and throwing the ball at he correct time so that it hits the target.

4. What throwing challenge were you most successful at, and why do think that was the case?
I was the most successful at the pin throw because the balls were very close to the pins but
when I hit a pin that pin hit 3 more. I also was successful at the backboard throwing. I think
I was good at this because I was throwing the ball with my dominant hand.