Sending

Equipment

  • A large wall (target area)
  • 1 pylon (2 metres away from the wall)
  • 3 different size balls or objects
  • Various implements or a ramp as needed 

Instructions

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 send the ball towards the target on the wall so that it hits the wall. I want you to choose the equipment that you think will help you be successful. Ready? Send now.”

Rating System

Developing

Acquired

INITIAL: Becomes acquainted with the movement task
  • Does not establish relationship with target;
  • Object is sent without control;
  • Trajectory of the object wavers;

  • Insufficient force production strategy; and
  • Follow-through is not observed.

If using an implement:

  • Ineffective swinging action; and
  • Limited beginning sending strategy and follow-through are 
observed.
COMPETENT: Overall proficiency is depicted by the quality of the movement
  • Establishes relationship with target;
  • Beginning sending strategy is limited;
  • Force production strategy is limited;
  • Trajectory of object is adequate;
and
  • Follow-through is limited.

If using an implement:

  • Swinging action is evident; and

  • Beginning sending strategy and follow-through are slightly disjointed.
MERGING: Able to execute basic sequencing of the task
  • Sequencing of beginning sending strategy is disjointed; 

  • Object is sent with poor trajectory;
  • Accuracy is not achieved; and 

  • Very limited follow-through.

If using an implement:

  • Elements of the swinging action present; and 

  • Beginning sending strategy and follow-through are observed. 

PROFICIENT: Able to problem solve with present conditions
  • Establishes relationship with target;
  • Beginning sending strategy is present;
  • Trajectory of the object is controlled;
  • Accuracy is achieved;
  • Force production strategy is present; and
  • Follow-through is present.


If using an implement:


  • Effective swinging action; and
  • Beginning sending strategy and follow-through are present. 

Movement Analysis Tips

  • You will want to watch how the participant establishes a relationship with the target they are aiming for. Are they looking at the target?
  • The amount of force produced in the movement is also important to pay attention to and will affect their trajectory and their ability to hit the target.
  • Upon release of the ball, notice whether the participant follows through with their swing and whether they are aiming at the target. This will affect the trajectory of the ball, as well as their accuracy. 

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