• 2 pylons (3 metres apart in a linear formation – participant at one end, assessor at the other)
  • 3 different size balls or objects
  • Velcro glove (if available and as needed)


You may provide a demo and give the participant practice trials if they would like to try it before being assessed. Record the number of practice trials on their assessment sheet.


“I want you to catch the ball that I throw to you. You can use whichever hand you like, or both hands. I want you to catch the ball as best you can. Ready? Catch now.”


Rating System


Developing Acquired
INITIAL: Becomes acquainted with the movement task
  • Tracking strategy is absent;

  • Does not attempt to intercept object; and

  • Object is not received.
COMPETENT: Overall proficiency is depicted by the quality of the movement
  • Tracking strategy is limited; and

  • Executes strategy to intercept object mid-flight but is inefficient.
MERGING: Able to execute basic sequencing of the task
  • Elements of tracking strategy are observed;

  • Attempts to execute strategy to intercept object; and
  • Object fumbles or bobbles during interception.
PROFICIENT: Able to problem solve with present conditions
  • Tracking strategy is present;

  • Executes strategy to intercept object mid-flight; and
  • Object is received with control.


Movement Analysis Tips

  • Notice whether the participant tracks the ball with their eyes throughout the entire task.
  • You will also want to pay attention to how the participant receives the ball and whether they receive it with control. Do they extend their arms (or the glove) toward you as a target? Do they attempt to cradle the ball and bring it in toward their chest as they catch it?


Receiving: Wheelchair

Receiving: Wheelchair 2