Upper Body Object Control

Object control and manipulation are essential skills for many sports and activities.

Some examples of object control:

  • Swinging an object (bat, golf club, hammer, etc.)
  • Controlling a soccer ball (with head, trunk, legs and/or feet)
  • Throwing a Frisbee (speed of arm, coordination with wrist and release, etc.)
  • Object control is necessary for other tasks such as: painting, writing, juggling, shuffling a deck of cards, etc.

For a complete list of object control skills used during physical activity, see: More about fundamentals.

PLAYfun tasks 9-12 highlighted

Question 9: Overhand throw

Question 10: Strike with stick

Question 11: One handed catch

Question 12: Hand dribble stationary & moving forward