What other skills could be involved?
Think Quick - what to look out for ....
Encourage Smashies to explore the wrist and finger movements required to spin the ball.
Mix it Up
- Smashies throw the ball in the air to themselves and catch it, trying to spin the ball in the air.
+ Smashies to play 1 v 1 with a line of cones. Points are scored by spinning the ball from one side to the other. Points are added together or first to 10 wins.
Honesty | Pono - How could the Smashies be honest when they play this game?
Support | Tautoko - In what ways can Smashies support their partner or teammates when playing?
Cooperation | Mahi tahi - How could Smashies work together when they play?
Smash it Up
Mission – If the Smashie successfully spins the ball backwards three times in a row they have an Energy Boost of an additional point.
Boss Battle – Smashies vs Activator / Coach / Whānau / Teacher - time yourself and see who can throw, spin and catch the most.
Arena Mode – Introduce a hoop on the ground, throw the ball into the hoop and make it bounce out of it.
- What were some of the ways that your team cooperated today?
- How did you show support for each other?
- How were you honest in the game?